Join us on Tuesday 20 September at the Gold Coast campus Library for an evening with Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, hosted by Myles McGuire. This free in-conversation event celebrates the release of Dinesh’s profound new book, Stronger: How Losing Everything Set Me Free, and is brought to you by Griffith University Library and Griffith Review. 

Dinesh’s story is one of triumph over adversity, of seizing control over life in impossible circumstances.  

Dinesh was midway through medical school when he sustained a spinal cord injury in a catastrophic car accident. Never surrendering his ambition to practise medicine, he instead viewed the profession through the prism of his experience. Dinesh went on to become the first medical graduate in Queensland with quadriplegia and is now an emergency doctor at Gold Coast University Hospital.  

Dinesh is also a lawyer, a disability advocate, a researcher, and a lover of cars, chocolate and ’90s hip-hop. In 2021 Dinesh was Queensland Australian of the Year. 

Stronger will be on sale at the event and Dinesh will be available to sign copies.