Abhishek is fuelled by his passion to improve the lives of those most disadvantaged.
He has worked in the public health sector and has lived in indigenous communities in rural South Australia and Western Australia.
Abhishek’s approach is grounded by a desire to add public value. He has volunteered at a mental health research centre, the Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit (SAPCRU), and contributed on projects around refugee mental health and the effectiveness of mindfulness on people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Abhishek has experience in universities and hospitals and has worked on issues concerning both rural and metropolitan populations. He has also been involved in improving the utilisation of diagnostic coronary angiograms, understanding the long-term outcomes of farm-based major trauma, and determining the efficacy of Hepatitis B treatment.
Abhishek’s knowledge of the principles surrounding community participation and intersectoral collaboration strongly overlaps with the principles of co-design. He is eager to apply design thinking to create better outcomes for individuals, populations and organisations. Abhishek has a Masters of Science in Epidemiology and a particular interest in exploring the relationship between the positive and negative determinants of service delivery and access.