Dr. Linda McLean is a professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa.
She received her BSc in Physiotherapy from McGill University in 1990, and her MSc (Electrical Engineering) and PhD (Interdisciplinary studies in Biomedical Engineering) in 1995 and 1998 respectively from the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Her research work sits at the interface between health sciences and engineering, where she studies chronic muscle disorders using mechanical and neurophysiological assessment approaches.
Specifically she researches the mechanics and neurophysiology of repetitive strain injuries as well as the mechanics of the female continence mechanism and the pathomechanics associated with stress urinary incontinence in women. Dr. McLean is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, and the International Journal of Workplace Health Management.
She has been a member of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) Executive committee since 2004 where she was co-scientific chair of the ISEK 2008 conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.