Ms Sarah Ann McLean-Orsborn

BA, BA(Hons), PGDip HSc, MA(Hons) University of Auckland.

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Professional Teaching Fellow
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Sarah McLean-Orsborn is currently a PhD Candidate at Te Wānanga o Waipapa, School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, University of Auckland. She is of Samoan and New Zealand European descent and has a criminology and community/public health background. Her research interests include: depression, mental health, Pacific health and wellbeing, Pacific development, and health and socioeconomic inequities and inequalities.

Research | Current

My research is looking to understand how Samoan women have been impacted by COVID-19 this year. The goal for this research is to not only understand how COVID-19 has impacted our Samoan women, but also to find ways to support our Samoan women in times of crises.


  • Ministry of Health Aniva Scholarship 2016
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand Pacific Health Research Masters Scholarship 2017
  • University of Auckland Pacific Doctoral Scholarship 2019

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • McLean, S. A. (2019). Depression in young Samoan females: The views of mental health service providers The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Mayeda, D., McLean, S., Tevaga, C., William, L., Vijaykumar, R., & Tesiram, M. (2015). I, too, am Auckland: TAS/Tuākana. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Mayeda
  • Tesiram, M., Vijaykumar, R., William, L., Tevaga, C., McLean, S., & Mayeda, D. (2015). I, too, am Auckland: Experiences. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Mayeda

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 120
New Zealand