Matiu Bush founded One Good Street, a simple grassroots initiative harnessing the power of community to encourage neighbour initiated care for older residents at risk of social isolation and loneliness. Matiu was named one of the top 25 most influential people in the Australian Social sector by Probono in 2020. Matiu is the Clinical Lead for the mandatory quarantine of returned travellers in Victoria, part of the DHHS COVID-19 response and has a Master’s degree in Public Health and broad clinical and managerial nursing experience, including working in Tijuana, Mexico with Nobel Prize Laureate Mother Teresa in international border aid.
Matiu contributes to health system innovation through involvement with Better Care Victoria as a board member and as the Deputy Editor for the Journal of Health Design. As a proud Rotarian, Matiu mentors the next generation of undergraduate and postgraduate LGBTI science through the Pinnacle Foundation Mentoring Program.