Meet Dr Martin Seneviratne: A doctor-turned-data scientist, bridging the divide between technology and healthcare.

Get to know our 2022 Emerging Leader Awardee, Dr Martin Seneviratne, as he shares his insight and international career journey as a Senior Clinical Scientist with Google Health in London. Dr Seneviratne is an emerging leader in the nascent field of digital health, working on mobile tools and machine learning to improve the quality and accessibility of care.

Having undertaken both his undergraduate degree in Physics and his Medical degree at the University of Sydney, Dr Seneviratne was working as a junior doctor at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital when he made the decision to leap into the world of digital health. He’d felt first-hand the frustrations of outdated software systems, fragmented medical records, and broken lines of communication. So much of healthcare delivery, it seemed, was about getting the right information to the right person at the right time. While still at university, Dr Seneviratne developed an app to support task management across multidisciplinary clinical teams (WardConnect) and worked with the George Institute for Global Health on an app for community cardiovascular screening (HealthNavigator). Shortly after graduating, he was appointed to advisory roles with the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Australasian Institute of Digital Health. Then in 2016, he joined healthtech startup CancerAid – a ground-breaking app supporting cancer patients and their caregivers. Read more.