Clinical Associate Professor Sanjiva Wijesinha
MBBS(Ceylon), MSc(Oxford), FRCS, FACS, FRACGP
Clinical Associate Professor
Telephone: +61 3 8575 2205
Clinical Associate Professor Sanjiva Wijesinha is a General Practitioner and lecturer at the Department of General Practice, Monash University.
Sanjiva's postgraduate research degree, undertaken at the University of Oxford, was in the field of Paediatric Immunology. His thesis was entitled 'A study of the postnatal development of the human intestinal immune system'.
His research publications between 1981 and 1997 (during the period when he was working as a paediatric surgeon in Sri Lanka, England and Hong Kong) were in the fields of paediatric surgery, immunology, gastroenterology and medical history. Since 1997, after he re-trained and qualified as a general practitioner in Australia, his research publications have been mainly in the discipline of General Practice with special emphasis on men's health, diabetes and the management of disease at primary care level.
He has published several books with the aim of explaining medical matters to non-medical audiences - Health for Busy People, Health in These Times and Live Happily Ever After. His other publications include two books of short stories -Friends and Not Our War - and a travel narrative Strangers on the Camino.
In 1994 he was a Rotary Foundation sponsored Visiting Teacher at the University of Kelaniya medical school in Sri Lanka. For over a decade he has been an Instructor at the Australian Army School of Health at Latchford Barracks.