Nyantara Wickramasekera

School of Health and Related Research

Research Associate

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Nyantara Wickramasekera
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
S1 4DP

I joined HEDS as a Research Associate in October 2016. In my previous role, I worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Leeds. My research interests include measurement and valuation of health and non-health outcomes using DCEs and economic evaluations of health and mental health interventions.

  • Master of Science in Evidence-Based Social Intervention, University of Oxford, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies, Earlham College, United States of America, 2011
Research interests

Current Projects:

  • DCE study: Patient preferences for treatment options for PIlonidal sinus Treatment: STudying the OPtions (PITSTOP); NIHR HTA (17/17/02); £754,129.60
  • SIPHER (System-science Informed Public Health and Economic Research for Non-communicable Disease prevention)

Past projects:

  • DCE study: PoPSTER: Patient preferences and current Practice for adults with STERoid resistant ulcerative colitis; NIHR HTA (17/72/02); £187,103.20
  • Trad-off/WTP study: The Design, Development, Commissioning and Evaluation of Patient Focused Vascular Services; NIHR HTA (RP-PG-1210-12009); £1,884,127.00
  • Economic evaluation: PRaCTICED- Pragmatic, Randomised Controlled Trial assessing the non-Inferiority of Counselling and its Effectiveness for Depression; British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; £449,832.00
  • Economic evaluation: Understanding the impacts of care farms on health and well-being: A Pilot study to assess the cost-effectiveness of care farms; NIHR PHR (11/3050/08); £ 468,153.76
  • Qualitative study: Information systems: monitoring and managing from ward to board; NIHR HS&DR - 13/07/68; £ 382,441.00 

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Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Scholarly editions

  • Wickramasekera N, Tubeuf S, Veale T, Wright J, Elsey H & Murray J (2014) The impact of care farms and green care on health-related quality of life: a systematic review guiding cost-effectiveness analysis. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Phillips P, Shackley P, Wickramasekera N & Howard A (2018) Using public preferences to quantify the burden of travel to specialist vascular centres for abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment in the UK. RCN International Research Conference. RIS download Bibtex download


Teaching interests

I teach on a number of modules (Key Issues in Public Health, Economic Evaluation and Healthcare Financing, Research Methods) on the Master of Public Health course and I supervise MPH dissertation students. 

Professional activities
  • NIHR Pre-Doctoral Fellow 2021-2022
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Member of the ScHARR Outcomes Group
  • Member of ScHARR Ethics Committee
  • Member of the UK Health Economists' Study Group