Clinical Associate Professor Sanjiva Wijesinha

MBBS(Ceylon), MSc(Oxford), FRCS, FACS,  FRACGP

Clinical Associate Professor

Telephone: +61 3 8575 2205
Email:  Sanjiva.Wijesinha@monash.edu

Profile

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 PeopleHealth 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.