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Dr Gaya Abeywickrama is a lecturer in Global Heath at the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, University of Winchester.

She obtained her Ph.D. in Social Statistics and Demography from the University of Southampton in 2021. Her main research interests are focused on global health dynamics, and she is particularly interested in the area of investigating social and economic inequalities in the health of children, young people, and women, especially in disadvantaged communities. She specialises in analysing quantitative data using a variety of statistical packages and analytical methods.

Before joining Winchester, Gaya worked for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), conducting research for publications, delivering statistical results, and helping decision-makers understand people's behaviour during Covid 19. She also worked with the University of Southampton researchers on various projects including an analysis of socioeconomic differentials among South Asians in the UK using longitudinal data. and Co-Power project on BAME communities. 

Gaya is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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