Dipesh is a general practitioner (GP) and pre-PhD researcher (NIHR In-Practice Fellow) based at Queen Mary, University of London. He has interests in improving the lives of people living with and beyond cancer and challenging health inequalities. Dipesh is a trainee member of the Late Effects group for the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI).
He is incredibly passionate about extending the gift of health to all and hope in healthcare that we can create health alongside treating disease. His interests in implicit bias led him to present some ways to reduce gender bias at the MWF-BMA conference in 2019. Having been inspired by Angela Saini's book ‘Superior', Dipesh wrote to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to challenge the biological basis of race in the hypertension guidance. This work was featured in New Scientist. He challenged the government's Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) through a BMJ editorial and as a result of his work around race in health, he was invited as a keynote speaker to the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) in 2021.
He is keen to re-iterate that his learning opportunities greatly outweigh any successes that he may have had.