Dr. Indira Samarawickrema is a public health physician turned academic with experiences in in Australia, USA and Sri Lanka. Her extensive expertise includes applied epidemiology, health program management in prevention, promotion and policy; global health, health disparities, research supervision and clinical audits. She has wide experiences in analytical skills to identify patterns and discrepancies from data sets, using mixed methods, address complex issues with thorough and critical knowledge including problem and root cause analysis, developing strategies/ activities for prevention, mitigation and improvement using best practice analytical craft and implementation science while developing excellent relations with diverse stakeholders. She worked extensively in multi-disciplinary teams and with INGOs in middle/ low-income settings. Indira is the convenor of Master of Public Health at University of Canberra.
Indira's current research interests are in the complex issue of cardiometabolic risk factors, childhood adversity, intimate partner violence, planning and evaluating interventions.