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Our People: Q&A with Analyst Tanaya Narbey

We recently welcomed Tanaya Narbey to the Emerson Health team as an analyst. As is our custom, we sat down with Tanaya and asked her to tell us a little more about herself. Read

on to get to know Tanaya!

1. You've recently joined the Emerson Health team. Welcome! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Thank you for the warm welcome! I have recently joined Emerson Health as an Analyst and I am excited to be part of the team!

Prior to joining Emerson Health, I worked across primary healthcare, health promotion, and corporate health, both in Australia and internationally. I am particularly interested in mental health and in addition to my professional experience, I have done a lot of volunteering in this space. I grew up in Northern NSW and as much as I appreciate the hustle and bustle of Sydney, visiting home and spending time in small coastal towns brings me ultimate joy!

2. What drives your passion for the work we do?

I have always been fascinated with science, health, and healthcare systems. I am naturally a problem solver and feel passionate about working to increase the equitability of healthcare, improve health outcomes, and contribute to ensuring the ongoing sustainability of Australia’s healthcare system.

Prior to joining, I had heard about some of the work that Emerson Health has been doing and watched on from the sidelines. The opportunity to join the team is truly exciting for me and I am eager to contribute to the impactful work Emerson Health does!

3. Who is someone you admire and why?

My mum! My mum works in healthcare herself and has a genuine desire to help people. While I was growing up, my mum always reinforced the importance of giving back to the community and as a result, we have spent many weekends volunteering together in rural NSW and QLD communities. I very much admire her approach to situations, being a combination of empathy, compassion, and a strong willingness to make a positive difference. I have always said that everyone needs a Dawn Narbey in their life!

4. What books or publications do you read to keep up-to-date with information?

I am very much on the podcast train - I listen to “The Squiz” or the ABC’s “The Signal” most mornings for a short sharp recap of current events and frequently listen to Optimal Health Daily by Dr. Neal Malik. I am also subscribed to various newsletters, such as PwC’s Health Matters, The George Institute, and UNSW’s Health and Medicine research updates.

5. What gets you motivated in the morning?

My go-to method for starting the day right is making time to get outside before sitting down at my desk. Whether it is a walk or run by the Harbour while listening to a podcast, or doing a yoga class, it is important for me to do something that creates a clear headspace. According to my partner, Oscar, I have a takeaway coffee addiction, so I suppose a soy cap is also key to a productive day!

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