Dr Rona Weerasuriya

Senior Research Officer

Dr Rona Weerasuriya is a Senior Research Officer at CSI UNSW and her work focuses on social impact measurement and evaluation.

Rona is a qualitative researcher and implementation science specialist with extensive experience creating authentic narratives in partnership and collaboration with those who have relevant lived experiences that can contribute to and drive purposeful social change. 

She has over a decade of experience in the community, primary and tertiary health sector, having led the evaluation of a range of projects to understand patient and healthcare professional experiences accessing and delivering health services, and commissioned programs focusing on youth mental health, chronic disease management, cancer screening and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing initiatives.

Her contributions to teaching, research and evaluation at a local and global level have been acknowledged through appointments as an Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute where she continues to supervise medical students, and as a Visiting Fellow at the United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health.

In her spare time, Rona volunteers as a legal research aid at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

rona.w@unsw.edu.au

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