Gayan Perera
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Research interests

Dr. Gayan Perera is an Epidemiologist with research interest in mental health, primary care, public health, clinical informatics, medical law and health service evaluation.  

Biographical details

Dr. Gayan Perera has a background in Public Health, and clinical informatics and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. He has led various health intelligence functions in Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), NHS England and local authorities.  He teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate Public Health and Mental Health programmes and is a member of the Psychological Medicine PhD sub-committee at King's College London. He is a PhD supervisor as well as MSc dissertation supervisor. He is also admitted and enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Law (Human rights law), Postgraduate Certificate , Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Human rights law)

Law (Medicine and the law), Postgraduate Diploma

Law (Common Law), Master of Laws

Masters in Public Administration & Management, Master of Arts

LLM Medical Law and Ethics, Master of Laws

MBA, Master of Business Administration

Law, Bachelor of Laws

Theology, Associate of King’s College

Psychiatric Epidemiology, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Psychological Medicine, IoPPN, Kings College London, UK.

Physiology, Bachelor of Science, King's College London


Epidemiology, Master in Science, LSHTM London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Public Health, Master of Public Health


  • HA Statistics
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine


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