Anrian is a Master of Public Health/Master of Health Management student at UNSW Australia and joined as an intern in September 2020. He is currently working on a project evaluating changes in intersectorality for health in policies.
Prior to studying at UNSW, Anrian has worked as a general practitioner in rural areas in Timor, Indonesia and is now seeking to change his career trajectory to contribute on solving bigger picture issues in health through his Master studies. His academic interests include health promotion, economics, and health service management.
What sparked your interest in health equity?
I became interested in health equity after working in a remote area in Timor, Indonesia. I realised that determinants of health and therefore, health outcomes, varies significantly depending on geographical location, and the presence of healthcare facilities and practitioners alone is not enough. I hope that one day I could contribute more to improving health outcomes in these areas.