Team Leader, Human Capital Research Program
Sujata Gamage, PhD MPA, specializes in data analytics for public policy including institutional research, performance evaluations, scoping studies and systematic reviews, using statistical methods and simulations, with a focus on education, ICT in education, research, research networks and public sector performance. She is currently the Team Leader of the Human Capital Research Program at LIRNEasia, a regional think tank based In Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Sujata’s service in government includes serving as Administrator for research programs at Ohio Board of Regents, USA; consultant to the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka, and the Director General of the Tertiary and Vocational Commission of Sri Lanka. She has also worked as a strategic planning specialist at the Ohio State University, USA, and analytic director at QRC international, a private consulting company in Bethesda USA. Sujata’s career in science included time as a member of faculty in the University of Colombo and as a researcher at the Ohio State University.
She contributes to weekly newspaper columns in English and Sinhala on human capital issues and serves as knowledge mapping consultant to Communication Policy Research south (CPRsouth), an initiative to identify and foster policy intellectuals in emerging Asia. She has served as a member of the Standing committee on Tertiary and Technical Education at the National Education Commission of Sri Lanka and a member of the Human Resource Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Sujata holds PhD in chemistry from the University of British Columbia and a subsequent Master’s in Public Administration from the Ohio State University of USA.
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