Ananda Chandrasekara


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Name: Ananda Chandrasekara
Organization: CIC Agribusinesses
Title: Dr
EDUCATIONAL DETAILS 2004 PhD (Human Nutrition) Department of Biochemistry (Human Nutrition Unit), School of Molecular & Microbial Biosciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW Research thesis title: “The effects of maternal undernutrition and subsequent refeeding on development of metabolic disorders during adulthood”. 1998 M.Sc (Sp. Food & Nutrition) Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya Sri Lanka Research thesis title: “Effect on serum histamine concentrations of individuals after consuming histamine contaminated fish”. 1989 B.Sc. (Hon) (Agriculture- sp. Food Science & Technology) Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 1994 RMO (Registered Medical Officer) Certificate of Registration Sri Lanka Medical Council, Sri Lanka EMPLOYMENT DETAILS January 2013 Director –Research (Food & Nutrition) CIC Agri Businesses (Pvt) Ltd, 355, Dutugemunu Mawatha, Peliyagoda, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka March 2009 – December 2013 Research Fellow School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University Geelong VIC Australia April 2005 – March 2009 – Senior Lecturer (Grade 11) Department of Food Science & Technology Faculty of Agriculture University of Peradeniya Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Duties – • Teaching (Undergraduate & postgraduate) • Research Teaching Subjects Undergraduate level Applied Human Nutrition Biochemistry Research Methodology Food Microbiology Postgraduate level Dietetics Food Microbiology Community Nutrition Biochemistry 2002 -2004- Research Assistant (Part-time) Human Nutrition Unit, School of molecular and microbial biosciences, University of Sydney Duties- • Animal Feeding trials & Tissue collection • Analysing pathology samples • Assisting behavioral study 2001 to 2004 -Technical Assistant (Pathology Collector) (Part-time) Department of Clinical Biochemistry Children’s Hospital at Westmead Westmead NSW 2145 Duties- • Blood/body fluid Collection • Simple processing & analysis, Data entry 1996-2000 - Divisional Registered Medical Officer (DRMO) Deputy Provincial Director of Health Services Division-Matale Central Province, Sri Lanka Duties- • Nutritional counseling • Conducting ante-natal, well-baby clinics • Conducting school medical inspection • Maintaining Epidemiological (Medical Statistics) records January 1990 to 1996 -Registered Medical Officer Department of Health service (Government Hospitals) Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka Duties- • Inward & OPD patient clinical care • Nutritional counseling • Conducting school medical inspection

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Jun 18, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Adult education, Food, Health education, Food security

Malnutrition (both over and under) is a major health and social problem in Sri Lanka. More particularly rural farming populations are experiencing poor outcomes from the lifestyle associated co-morbidities of malnutrition which are exacerbated by social, economic environmental rigors.