Research officer passionate about equity, access and translation of research evidence for public consumption
Emmanuel works as a Research Officer with the Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse within the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide and is also a doctoral candidate investigating the cost-effectiveness of dental health insurance. He is also involved with teaching in the School of Dentistry. He is one of the co-chairs of the national Future Health Leaders council and is also on the management committee (board) of FHL Inc as its treasurer.
He was an Erasmus Mundus scholar (2008–2010), under which he completed a Masters program in public health from the University of Sheffield, UK and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He also has Masters level qualification in social work and a first degree in business and accounting, both from Madras Christian College (Madras University), Chennai, India.
He has worked in primary health service management among indigenous groups in rural south India and second stage Tsunami rehabilitation also in South India. Before joining the ARCPOH he worked on research projects on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) in India.
His areas of interest include migrants and other marginalised groups, equity and access to health care and health economics and has a passion for translation of research evidence for public consumption.