Dr Danusha Jayawardana is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash Business School.

Her current research focuses on mental health, the economics of child and adolescent development, and healthcare service use.

Her other research interests extend to broad areas of Applied Microeconometrics and Development Economics, with a particular focus on adverse effects of issues such as child labour, child marriage in developing countries, and the effectiveness of social protection programs in addressing such issues.

Danusha received her PhD in Economics from the University of Adelaide in 2020 and was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence.

Prior to joining Monash, Danusha was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.