Dr McLachlan is a lecturer at Torrens University and has a Bachelor of Science with honours at the University of Sydney, and a PHD.

His focus is on cardiovascular screening locally and internationally. He has previously headed community and clinical research with the UNSW rural clinical school.

Dr McLachlan joined the United Australia Party to pursue prosperity and equality for all Australians. “I want to be a part of a Government that deals with everyday stresses,” he said.