Kate McLean

PhD Work


  • Kate McLean
  • PhD


    School of Communication


    Information Experience Design, 2013–

  • A practicing designer, cartographer, collector of smells and their stories Kate McLean is a multi-disciplinary artist working in visual and olfactory communication.

    Her research links sensory perception and urban environments in the form of sensory maps. She investigates how smell, in particular, contributes to our understanding of place.

    Creator of seven smellmap installations Kate exhibits internationally. She and her work have featured on BBC, radio, TV, print and online media worldwide. Her Scottish maps are in the National Library of Scotland’s permanent collection.

    Senior Lecturer Graphic Design at CCCU, Kate is a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers and the British Cartographic Society.