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Senior Research Officer

BSc (Hons), PhD


Dr Matthew ‘Tepi’ Mclaughlin a physical activity researcher and public health advocate. Tepi is a confident presenter and actively engages with journalists, including radio, print and television — to share the latest research on physical activity, health, transport and liveability.

As a passionate advocate for healthier and more liveable communities, Tepi has led national and international advocacy activities. He led the Three Transport Priorities — that were launched with federal politicians ahead of the 2022 Australian Federal Election. The Three Transport Priorities are supported by an alliance of 13 peak organisations, as well as a further 25 organisations and more than 100 professionals.

Tepi's research expertise is in public health, implementation science, mixed-methods, scale-up and research dissemination.

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