Parit joined Traverse in July 2021, having just completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Imperial College London.
During my undergraduate studies, I gained experience of researching, analysing and evaluating qualitative and quantitative data to put forward options for addressing current scientific challenges. These included proposals for minimising the risk of hospital-acquired infections caused by antibiotic misuse, exploring novel therapeutics to treat diseases ranging from malaria to allergies, and evaluating the potential of gene editing tools.
My studies have encouraged my interest in the development of user-centred public services, particularly health services. One way this can be achieved is through innovative research methods, like those used at Traverse, that enable people to be fully involved in the design of inclusive services.
During my gap year, I worked in a very busy GP surgery in one of the most deprived areas of London. Here, I was exposed daily to the impacts of social inequality on people’s health, but in my time there, I also witnessed how patient outcomes are improved when key sectors of society work together.