Madawa Chandratilake, MBBS (Colombo), MMEd (Dundee), PhD (Dundee) is the Chair and Professor of Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He has specialized in Medical Education. At present, he is the Head of the Department of Medical Education at the same university and the Head of the UNESCO Bioethics Nodal Centre in Sri Lanka.
Madawa’s primary research area is medical education. He is the co-founder of the research network, Studies in Ethical and Moral Reasoning in Asia. He has been involved in GHRU activities in Sri Lanka primarily in developing professional development courses for healthcare workers in the area of NCDs.
Madawa is a regional lead of the GHRU in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in South Asia of the capacity building programme and a member of the NIHR Global Health Research Programme Training Steering Group of the NIHR Academy.
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Established in 1959, the University of Kelaniya is a leading state university in Sri Lanka, organised in six Faculties and 44 departments that deliver higher education to approximately 38,000 students. The Faculty of Medicine, established in 1991, is situated in Ragama. The Faculty’s main clinical training centre is the Colombo North Teaching Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Sri Lanka. The Faculty of Medicine aspires to be an internationally recognised institution of higher education in a culture of excellence and integrity that helps generating and disseminating knowledge.