Dr Paul Nicolarakis


Paul is Chief Data Officer at the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs, responsible for advancing the Department’s ambitions to become an outcome-focused, data-driven organisation. Since completing degrees in medicine and neuroscience at Sydney University and his residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Paul has explored the interface between health, data and policy, seeing him lead an award winning aged care electronic medical record start up prior to joining Microsoft as their clinical analytics lead, engaging with senior health leaders across the Asia Pacific and Middle East. Prior to his current role was Chief Executive Officer of Lorica Health Pty Limited. Paul was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2015 to examine his interests in the use of data to support population wellbeing and clinician performance feedback. He has been a NeuRA Foundation board director since 2014.

MBBS BSc(Hons)