Dr Neela Janakiramanan co-hosts the podcast, sharing the inspiration and process behind her first book, The Registrar, and discussing the week’s biggest stories.
We look at the fallout from the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to an abortion, and what it means for us here in Australia.
We share some wins around diversity, including in the beauty industry and in Hollywood.
We also talk about the key themes in Neela’s book, including what it’s like to be a junior surgeon.
And we talk creativity! How does it come? When do you write? Can writing support your other work? And how do you use storytelling to bring to life what’s really going on in a system, an industry, or something else?
Dr Neela Janakiramanan is a reconstructive plastic surgeon with particular expertise in complex hand and wrist surgery. She is a seasoned public speaker and advocate on issues including health equity, gender equity, and diversity and inclusion. She was also one of the medical leads in the Kids off Nauru campaign and in bringing together the Australian medical community and operationalising the Australian Medevac legislation to facilitate medical care for refugees in offshore detention. Neela is a regular contributor to Women’s Agenda, and has also written for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper, and often appears on ABC’s The Drum.