Dr Namal Balasooriya

Research Fellow

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Balasooriya's research interests lie in the field of health economics, focusing on investigating health inequalities and the impact of various factors on health outcomes. He obtained his PhD in Health Economics from Griffith University in Australia in 2022, where he researched the application of recent innovations in the study of economic inequality to the health field. After completing his PhD, he took up a position at the University of Queensland as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In this role, he is continuing his work in the field of health economics and focusing on topics such as ageing, dementia, the health impact of sun exposure, and health inequality. He uses quantitative techniques to model the complex relationships between various health outcomes and confounding factors.

Research Interests

  • Health Inequality


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University
  • Masters (Research) of Social Statistics, University of Kelaniya
  • Masters (Coursework), University of Kelaniya
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Social Statistics, University of Kelaniya


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