Dr. Ranjana Srivastava is an oncologist, Fulbright scholar and award-winning author. She was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by Monash University, where she is an adjunct associate professor. In 2017, her contribution to the field of doctor-patient communication was recognised with an Order of Australia.
Dr. Srivastava is the author of six books and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Prize. Her book, Dying for a Chat: The Communication Breakdown between Doctors and Patients won the prestigious Human Rights Commission Literature Prize. Her book, What It Takes to Be A Doctor was a finalist in the Australian Career Book Award. Her most recent book, published in June, is called A Better Death: Conversations about the art of Living and Dying well
She writes regularly for the New England Journal of Medicine and is a regular columnist for The Guardian on medicine and humanity. Last year, she was a finalist for the prestigious Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism.