The Unit is supported by a central management team which consists of the Director, Professor John Chambers, and the Programme Manager, Manuja Kaluarachchi. The central management team is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Unit, for taking decision on operation issues and for ensuring all resources are in place for effective implementation of the programme

Prof. John Chambers

Unit Director
Imperial College London

Manuja Kaluarachchi

Programme Manager
Imperial College London

Ian Goon

Information technology
and database manager


The Unit has six overseas partners from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Each institution has an active role in the implementation of the Unit’s work and ambition. We have established a network of >200 Health Observatories in the four countries, which are coordinated by the local Principal Investigators.

Dr. R.M.Anjana

Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
India South

Prof. Khadija Irfan

Services Institute
of Medical Sciences

Dr. Vinitaa Jha

Devki Devi Foundation -
Max Healthcare
India North

Dr. Anuradhani Kasturiratne

University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka

Dr. Prasad Katulanda

University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

Dr. Malay Mridha

BRAC University

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Janaka de Silva

Faculty of Medicine
University of Kelaniya

Prof. Dr. AHM Enayet Hussain

Directorate General
of Health Services

Prof. Shifalika Goenka

Centre for Chronic
Disease Control (CCDC)
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