Who is Dinesh Palipana?

Dinesh Palipana is doctor, lawyer and disability advocate.

He became QLD Australian of the year in 2021, and was the first person with a spinal cord injury to graduate from medicine in Queensland.

Dinesh talks to us about his ‘personal why’ and how it has supported him to thrive in a career he loves despite initial well-meaning but misplaced concerns from people around him at the time of his recovery.

You can find Dinesh on Instagram by searching for dinesh.palipana

Episode transcript available at our Australian website reframeofmind.com.au

Dimaag Ka Rephrem is an Australian podcast series where we explore mental health topics with commentary from scientific and psychological researchers and practitioners, with people whose lived experience supports the research, and applying their learnings to our own lived experience.

If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, please seek individual professional help.

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