Dr Paresh Dawda

General Practitioner

  • Qualifications: MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, FRCGP, FRACGP
  • Special interests: Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care
"“I was fortunate to be involved with the team developing the vision and concept for Next Practice from the very beginning. The purpose and values resonated so much with my own passion for healthcare that makes a meaningful and positive difference to our patients. I am really looking forward to working with our team and using purposeful technology in supporting our patients to enhance health outcomes and experiences that matter to them.”"

Dr Paresh Dawda trained at The Royal London and completed his postgraduate qualifications in England. In the UK, Paresh worked as a GP Principal and senior educator and supported the NHS nationally in developing quality and patient safety training programs.

Paresh migrated to Australia in 2012 and continues to have a portfolio of roles; academic, clinical, and advisory. Paresh is passionate about providing holistic care for patients, simply because great health is so much more than medicine. He has a particular interest in working with people with chronic medical conditions. Palliative care is also a large part of his clinical work. He values the conversations he has with patients and their families as this helps him understand their goals and what matters to them. Paresh feels privileged to take the learnings from everyday patient encounters and use them to advocate for change not only locally, but nationally and internationally.

Outside of work, these values translate into his personal life. As well as pursuing interests in photography, technology and cycling, Paresh treasures spending time and travelling with his family.

DEAKIN Paresh CV 20x14



Occasional Address - University of Canberra - Faculty of Health - Graduation Ceremony - 30 Mar 2022

Dr. Dawda delivered the occasional address to graduates of the University of Canberra's Faculty of Health. Attached below is the... read more


"We discover our own humanity when we help others.” read more

The SNOW room

"All that would be required to prevent the disease [cholera] would be such a close attention to cleanliness in cooking... read more


"I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn’t at the core of... read more

Helping you to decide about your vaccination

Shared Decision Making - Description of Finding your way Finding your way was created by mob, for mob. This shared... read more


Heal Country - what does it mean for you? read more


“It is not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.”... read more

The GOULD Room

Ellen ‘Nellie’ Gould was a nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, and forged the way for training and... read more


“We are all here now and we have to solve our differences and live together as Australians... I will use... read more


“A 'whole-patient oriented' view of disease is more accurate than a disease oriented view.” read more

The HART Room

“The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for it in the population served.” read more

Our commitment

We acknowledge we are on the land of the Ngunnawal people. We pay respects to their Elders, past, present and... read more

The Schwartz Room

“These acts of kindness – the simple human touch from my caregivers - have made the unbearable bearable” read more

What's in a name?

Have you noticed the names on the doors of some of our rooms? Have you wondered who the people are... read more