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Professor Matthew Nicholson Dean & Head of La Trobe Business School, Business School Operations

Matthew is the Director of the Centre for Sport and Social Impact, and a Professor within the Business School at La Trobe University. Matthew’s expertise is in sport policy, the management of community and state sport organisations, particularly as it relates to the sport-public health nexus, the social impact of sport, recreation and leisure and the representation of sport through the media. Matthew has extensive experience managing large, complex, multi-year research projects, which have utilised teams of multi-disciplinary researchers and involved the use of standard and bespoke qualitative and quantitative research methods. He has secured more than $10 million in research funding via more than 80 separate projects including through the ARC and the NHMRC, as well as a range of industry based organisations and government departments in health and sport.


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