Dr Sanjay Joseph

Medical practitioner and co-founder of Healthy Start Darwin

NTNomineeYoung Australian of the Year2021

Dr Sanjay Joseph is a junior doctor at the Top End Health Service and is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all Territorians.

In 2016, Sanjay co-founded Healthy Start Darwin, an education project that provides refugees with health information and helps them transition to Australian life. As lead coordinator, Sanjay and his team have already conducted sessions for more than 400 refugees – empowering them to access medical services in Australia.

This initiative has also provided a significant opportunity to train health students and professionals. Sanjay is committed to supporting medical students in his own time, directly mentoring five junior doctors and teaching 20 students and junior doctors.

Sanjay is passionate about rural and Indigenous health and encourages and inspires his fellow doctors to help vulnerable community members. In 2019, he was awarded the Northern Territory Junior Medical Officer of the Year and the Australian Junior Doctor of the Year.