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Meet the AEP team: Ojasvi Argawal (OJ)

November 22, 2023
AEP Team member

Meet OJ, a member of the Australian Epilepsy Project’s Clinical Trials team. She is passionate about creating change in healthcare and inspired to work alongside individuals with a shared vision of changing the lives of people living with epilepsy.


What is your role at the AEP?

Outcomes and Follow-up Officer


Why the AEP?

My mum has an epilepsy diagnosis, so I intend to pay it forward by contributing to epilepsy research and I believe in the AEP’s vision; creating an impact and making a difference in people’s lives by providing individuals who have experienced a first seizure or diagnosis of epilepsy, with advanced testing. Testing they would normally not have access to through standard care pathways.


What do you hope to achieve?

I hope to play a small part in achieving the vision of the AEP in changing lives for the better.


Proudest moment or achievement?

My personal growth over the last two years.


All-time favourite meal?

Ice cream. Yes, it can be a meal.


Current streaming recommendation?

I’m not much of a TV show person.


Current book you are reading?

Atomic Habits by James Clear


What advice would you give your 12-year-old self?

Dream big!


Who would you most like to meet, or have met?

John C. Maxwell (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Maxwell)

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in 50 languages. Often referred to as America's No. 1 leadership authority.


I admire him for his leadership qualities and coaching.


Finish this sentence… I believe the most important thing in life is…

Being true to yourself and your values.

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