Erandi graduated from the University of South Australia (UniSA) and Australian National University (ANU) with a Bachelor of Medical Science co-badged degree in 2013. She was a recipient of the School Leaver’s scholarship for the duration of her undergraduate degree. Erandi has been successful in obtaining two summer research scholarships at UniSA and ANU to expand her research skills. She completed her Honours degree at ANU in 2014, and was awarded a First Class Honours for her thesis entitled “Determination of early predictors of adverse pregnancy outcomes in obese women using miRNA biomarkers”.
Erandi started her PhD within the FOODplus Research Centre and Healthy Mothers, Babies and Childrens theme at SAHMRI in 2015 and was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship to support her during her PhD. She is due to complete her PhD in February 2018.
|2016 - 2016||University demonstrator||University of South Australia|
|2015 - 2017||University tutor||Univesity of South Australia|
|2015||PhD Candidate||University of Adelaide|
|2014 - 2014||Technical Officer||Australian National Univeristy|
|2013 - 2014||Summer Research Scholar||Australian National Univeristy|
|2013 - 2013||Clinical Trials Assistant||Women's and Children's Hospital|
|2012 - 2017||High Achievers' Vacation Research Scholar||University of South Australia and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)|
|2017||Award||Esther Bright Travel Award||Soroptimist International South Australia|
|2017||Award||Travel Grant||Healthy Development Adelaide|
|2016||Award||Best PhD presentation||South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute|
|2016||Award||Best presentation on Food and Nutrtition||Foodplus Research Centre, University of Adelaide|
|2015||Award||Early Career Researcher Development Travel Grant||Endocrine society of Australia|
|2015||Scholarship||Australian Postgraduate Award||University of Adelaide|
|2015||Recognition||Chancellor’s letter of commendation||Australian National University|
|2013||Recognition||Chancellor’s letter of commendation||University of South Australia|
|2013 - 2014||Scholarship||Summer Research Scholarship||Australian National University|
|2012 - 2013||Scholarship||High Achievers’ Vacation Research Scholarship||Univeristy of South Australia|
|2011||Recognition||Chancellor’s letter of commendation||University of South Australia|
|2011 - 2013||Scholarship||School Leaver’s Scholarship||University of South Australia|
|2010||Award||Certificate of Merit for Nutrition||South Australian Certificate of Education|
|English||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|Sinhala; Sinhalese||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|2015||University of Adelaide, Adelaide||Australia||PhD in Science|
|2014 - 2014||Australian National University||Canberra||Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)|
|2011 - 2012||University of South Australia and Australian National University||Australia||Bachelor of Medical Science co-badge degree|
|Good Clinical Practice||Caledonian Clinical Training|
|First Aid Training||St John|
|Venepuncture Course||The Pathology Foundation|
|Good Clinical Practice||Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) Australia Ltd|
|2017||Hewawasam, E., Liu, G., Jeffery, D., Muhlhausler, B. & Gibson, R. (2017). A validated method for analyzing polyunsaturated free fatty acids from dried blood spots using LC–MS/MS. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 125, 1-7.
|2017||Hewawasam, E., Liu, G., Jeffery, D., Gibson, R. & Muhlhausler, B. (2017). Estimation of the Volume of Blood in a Small Disc Punched From a Dried Blood Spot Card. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, -.
|2016||Deo, P., Hewawasam, E., Karakoulakis, A., Claudie, D., Nelson, R., Simpson, B. ... Semple, S. (2016). In vitro inhibitory activities of selected Australian medicinal plant extracts against protein glycation, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and digestive enzymes linked to type II diabetes. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 16, 1, 435-1-435-11.
|2017 - ongoing||Member||Australian Society for Medical Research|
|2015 - 2016||Endocrine Society of Australia|
|2015 - ongoing||Member||Development Origins of Health and Disease||Australia|
|2015 - ongoing||Member||Healthy Development Adelaide||Australia|
|2014 - 2015||Member||Australian Diabetes Society|