Biomedical Sciences

Dr Rhett McClean

B.Sc. (hons 1) Anatomy and Zoology, University of Adelaide, 1999.
Ph.D. School Animal Studies, University of Queensland, 2008.

Lecturer in Physiology/Faculty Academic Integrity Officer
Building 1448 Room 224

Rhett completed his BSc at the University of Adelaide, majoring in Anatomy and Zoology. He then went onto do an honours project with Bill Breed in marsupial reproductive biology. This stimulated his interest in working on the conservation of Australian native animals using reproductive technologies.

For his  PhD project, he investigated the cryopreservation of kangaroo spermatozoa.

Dr McClean joined CSU in 2010 as an Associate Lecturer in Physiology and Anatomy in the School of Biomedical Sciences.


Current subjects taught

  • BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
  • BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
  • BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
  • BMS292 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
  • BMS406 Human Reproductive Biology



Research interests:

  • Mammalian gamete form and function
  • Sperm-egg interactions and fertilisation
  • Cryopreservation of sperm, oocytes and embryos
  • Reproductive technologies (e.g. IVF, ISCI, GIFT)
  • Environmental effects on sperm production and quality
  • Wildlife reproduction
  • Histology; electron microscopy


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