NDS Lunchtime Lecture – Lived experience with disability and working in health
In 2021, National Disability Services (NDS) is hosting a series of lectures by academics working in fields relevant to the disability sector. This month, the lecture will be delivered by Dr. Dinesh Palipana OAM. Dr. Palipana will discuss his lived experience of disability and his disability-relevant work in health, academia and advocacy.
Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland, and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia. Dinesh earned a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), prior to completing his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Griffith University. He has completed an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at Harvard University. Halfway through medical school, he was involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury.
As a result of his injury and experiences, Dinesh has been an advocate for inclusivity in medicine and the workplace generally. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia.
When: Thursday 13 April, 12:30pm – 1:30pm