Erandi Hewawasam Gardiye Hewawasam Thuduwage

Erandi Hewawasam Gardiye Hewawasam Thuduwage

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


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.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    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 (CSIR
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award Esther Bright Travel Award Soroptimist International South Australia Australia
    2017 Award Travel Grant Healthy Development Adelaide Australia
    2016 Award Best PhD presentation South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Australia
    2016 Award Best presentation on Food and Nutrtition Foodplus Research Centre, University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Award Early Career Researcher Development Travel Grant Endocrine society of Australia Australia
    2015 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Recognition Chancellor’s letter of commendation Australian National University Australia
    2013 Scholarship Summer Research Scholarship Australian National University Australia
    2013 Recognition Chancellor’s letter of commendation University of South Australia Australia
    2012 Scholarship High Achievers’ Vacation Research Scholarship Univeristy of South Australia Australia
    2011 Recognition Chancellor’s letter of commendation University of South Australia Australia
    2011 Scholarship School Leaver’s Scholarship University of South Australia Australia
    2010 Award Certificate of Merit for Nutrition South Australian Certificate of Education Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Sinhala; Sinhalese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    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
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    0 Venepuncture Course The Pathology Foundation
    0 First Aid Training St John
    0 Good Clinical Practice Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) Australia Ltd
    0 Good Clinical Practice Caledonian Clinical Training
  • Research Interests

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    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

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