Nyantara Wickramasekera

A photograph of Tara WickramasekeraResearch Associate

University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 4349
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

E-mail: n.wickramasekera@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002- 6552-5153


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 outcomes, economic evaluation of health interventions, mental health, and DCEs.

Current projects

I am working on three projects: 1)Patient preferences for adults with steroid resistant ulcerative colitis - PoPSTER; 2) Patient preferences for treatment options for Pilonidal sinus - PITSTOP; and 3) RCT assessing the non-inferiority of counselling and its effectiveness for depression.


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

Professional Activities

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers


  • Wickramasekera N, Howard A & Shackley P (2018) ELICITING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR REORGANIZATION OF VASCULAR SERVICES IN THE UK. 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
  • Wickramasekera N (2016) The impact of care farms on quality of life among different population groups: a systematic review.. HSRUK Symposium. RIS download Bibtex download