**Sally Ida McClean** FRSS is a Northern Irish statistician, computer scientist, and operations researcher. She is a professor of mathematics in the school of computing at Ulster University,^{[1]} and a former president of the Irish Statistical Association. Topics in her research include workforce modeling, health administration, interactive architecture, and survey methodology.

## Education

McClean was born in Belfast. After studying at Queen's University Belfast,^{[2]} she earned a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Oxford and a second master's in mathematical statistics and operations research from Cardiff University.^{[3]} She completed a Ph.D. in 1976 at the Ulster University at Coleraine.^{[2]}^{[4]} Her dissertation, *Stochastic models of manpower planning applied to several British and Irish firms*, was supervised by Andrew Young.^{[4]}

## Books

McClean's books include:

*Statistical techniques for manpower planning*(2nd ed., with David J. Bartholomew and Andrew F. Forbes, Wiley, 1991)*Questionnaire design: A practical introduction*(with Noel Wilson, University of Ulster Press, 1994)

## Recognition and service

McClean is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and Fellow of the Operational Research Society.^{[3]} She was the second president of the Irish Statistical Association, serving as president from 1998 to 2000.^{[5]}

## References

**^**"Professor Sally McClean",*School of Computing, Ulster University*, retrieved 2020-01-09- ^
^{a}^{b}"Sally McClean",*Atlas of Irish mathematicians*, retrieved 2020-01-09 - ^
^{a}^{b}"Sally McClean",*The Conversation*, retrieved 2020-01-09 - ^
^{a}^{b}Sally McClean at the Mathematics Genealogy Project **^***Past ISA Presidents*, Irish Statistical Association, retrieved 2020-01-09

## External links

- Sally McClean publications indexed by Google Scholar