Paul Nicolarakis, judge of the HaTCHathonPaul Nicolarakis carries a breadth of expertise across entrepreneurship, medicine, health policy and clinical analytics. 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 and policy makers across the Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Most recently, Paul served as a Senior Adviser to Federal Health Minister The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, before commencing at the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre as the clinical and strategic lead for their health market quality program, and more recently as CEO of their health spin off Lorica Health.

Paul holds an Adjunct Associate Professor title at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, was a 2015 Multinational Program Eisenhower Fellow and sits on the Board of the NeuRA Foundation.