Sanjiva’s research publications between 1981 and 1997 (during the period when he was working as a paediatric surgeon in Sri Lanka, England and Hong Kong) were in the fields of paediatric surgery, immunology, gastroenterology and medical history. Since 1997, after he re-trained and qualified as a general practitioner in Australia, his research publications have been mainly in the discipline of general practice, with special emphasis on men's health, diabetes and the management of disease at primary-care level. He's published several books with the aim of explaining medical matters to non-medical audiences – Health for Busy People, Health in These Times, and Live Happily Ever After. His other publications include two books of short stories – Friends, and Not Our War – and a travel narrative, Strangers on the Camino. In 1994, he was a Rotary Foundation-sponsored visiting teacher at the University of Kelaniya medical school in Sri Lanka. For more than a decade, he's been an instructor at the Australian Army School of Health at Latchford Barracks.
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The battle back home
Leaving behind a military uniform and the status that it brings can be profoundly difficult.