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Physician Heal Thyself


Edwina Shaw + Dr Ben Bravery + Dr Dinesh Palipana

kuril dhagun, slq

Main Festival

BWF009

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw is a QLD writer and editor of fiction, memoir and screenplays. She is the author of A Guide Through Grief, Thrill Seekers, In the Dark of Night and over 40 short pieces that have appeared in literary journals and anthologies including Best Australian Stories. She is the contributing editor of Bjelke Blues, co-editor of Our Inside Voices, and ghostwriter/editor of Hard As. She teaches creative writing at UQ and also runs Relax and Write Retreats. 

Dr Ben Bravery

Dr Ben Bravery

Originally a zoologist and science communicator, Ben worked for the Australian and Chinese governments before being diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age twenty-eight. After undergoing eighteen months of cancer treatment, Ben decided on a career change. He became a doctor in 2018 and is now undertaking training in psychiatry. Ben volunteers, advocates, writes and speaks about colorectal cancer, cancer in young adults, medicine and medical education, and is committed to advocating for change in Australia's healthcare system. His memoir, called The Patient Doctor, was published in July 2022.

Dr Dinesh Palipana

Dr Dinesh Palipana

Dinesh Palipana OAM is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher. He became the first medical graduate with quadriplegia in Queensland, then the first graduate doctor with quadriplegia to begin work in the state. He was the second graduating doctor with quadriplegia to start working clinically in Australia. Dinesh works at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University. He was the 2021 Queensland Australian of the Year. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2019. He was the third Australian to receive a Henry Viscardi achievement Award in New York, awarded in 2019.



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