Personal details

Name
Dr Sanjeewa Kularatna
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work,
Research - Public Health
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 0050
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Health Services research association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ)

International Health Economic Association (IHEA)

ISPOR Australia Chapter / Asia Pacific

College of Community Dentistry Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Dental Association

 

Keywords

Health economics, Heart disease related economic evaluations and health service research, Predictive models including cost predictive models, Patient preference using Discrete Choice Experiments, Discrete event simulations, Markov models, Developing preference based instruments, QALYs and disease specific utility values, EQ-5D and patient reported outcome measures, Healthcare decision making

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr. Sanjeewa Kularatna is a health economist and a health service researcher at the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, QUT. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) and Centre for Healthcare Transformation (CHT).

Additionally, Dr Kularatna is the Academic Lead Post Graduate Research for School of Public Health and Social Work.

Dr Kularatna has a clinical and public health backgrounds before completing his PhD in health economics. His main interests are in heart disease related patient reported outcomes including utility values and quality adjusted life years. His other research includes, Economic evaluations, Decision making in health care, Markov modelling, discrete event simulation modelling and predictive modelling using in health services  data. He is experienced in  developing preference-based instruments,  health state valuations,  time trade off and, discrete choice experiments. He has worked in research projects improving health care for Indigenous and Torres Islander communities.

To date, Dr Kularatna has successfully procured over 15 million dollars in competitive research funding, and has over 60 academic research publications.

His current research agenda centres on designing predictive models in heart disease, patient preference using discrete choice experiments and discrete event simulation modelling.

This information has been contributed by Dr Sanjeewa Kularatna.

Experience

As a quantitative analyst focusing on consumer choice and demand,Dr Kularatna has expertise in a range of econometric and statistical techniques that include predictive analytics (i.e. multivariate analysis and probabilistic models), survey design and regression. Dr Kularatna also brings together a mix of public sector experience with high level micro-econometric skills including economic evaluations.

Awards

  • RBWH Research award; Second place in Health Service Research Category 2018
  • Griffith University Vice Chancellors Award for best research group 2011 and 2016
  • President’s Award for scientific Publication January 2014. Colombo. Sri Lanka

Journal Reviewer

Dr Kularatna is a reviewer for several prestigious journals including:

  • Value in Health
  • Medical decision making
  • Plos One
  • BMC health services research
  • Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
  • Quality of Life Research

 

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Sanjeewa Kularatna.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
A Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Improve Social and Emotional Well-Being Among Aboriginal Children
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1153662
Start year
2019
Keywords
Aboriginal child, Aboriginal mental health, Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), Psychosocial factors, Health economics
Title
LOCal Assessment and Triage Evaluation of NAFLD (LOCATE-NAFLD)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1175567
Start year
2019
Keywords
liver disease, fatty liver disease, implementation, economic evaluation, health economics
Title
Validation and Valuation of New Cardiovascular Specific Multi Attribute Utility Instrument; Assisting Resource Allocation Decisions in Heart Disease
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
101949
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
Developing a New Cardiovascular Specific Instrument to Measure and Value Health
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
101407
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
Minimally invasive approach to manage early childhood caries in Aboriginal preschoolers
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1121982
Start year
2017
Keywords
Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry, Dental Caries, Dental Treatments, Dental Public Health

Supervision

  • Sanjeewa welcomes potential PhD and MPhil student inquiries for supervision.

    Projects and research areas –

    • Heart disease related health service research projects
    • Patient preference
    • Patient reported outcome measures
    • Economic evaluations in health care interventions
    • Predictive models including cost predictive models
    • Discrete choice experiments
    • Dscrete event simulations

Current supervisions