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Biography

Tharanga Fernando is Research Fellow at the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit, Monash University Accident Research Centre. Her work encompasses overseeing the data request service and database management at VISU, while contributing to other research projects. She is well-versed with the ICD10-AM coding for diseases and injury, and enjoys coding challenging data extracts. 

Tharanga has a first-class honours in Statistics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a diploma on Environmental Water Resource Management from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Her PhD research was on the effect of comorbidity on injury outcomes. Her methodological skills cover areas of multivariable and multivariate regressions and coding and analysis of large linked datasets. Her topic areas of interest are injury surveillance, injury outcomes, comorbidity, and health systems strengthening.

Education/Academic qualification

Water resource management, PG Diploma, University of Moratuwa

Award Date: 5 Jul 2002

Statistics, B.Sc (honours), University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Research area keywords

  • Injury epidemiology
  • Comorbidity

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Projects

Child injuries in the home

Berecki-Gisolf, J., Gray, S., Clapperton, A. & Fernando, T.

22/07/159/11/15

Project: Research

Research Output

The Australian Injury Comorbidity Index to predict mortality

Fernando, D. T., Berecki-Gisolf, J., Newstead, S. & Ansari, Z., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Complications, burden and in-hospital death among hospital treated injury patients in Victoria, Australia: a data linkage study

Fernando, D. T., Berecki-Gisolf, J., Newstead, S. & Ansari, Z., 21 Jun 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 1, 21 p., 798.

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Effect of comorbidity on injury outcomes: a review of existing indices

Fernando, D. T., Berecki-Gisolf, J., Newstead, S. & Ansari, Z., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Epidemiology. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Sports injuries in Victoria, 2012-13 to 2014-15: evidence from emergency department records

Tharanga Fernando, D., Berecki-Gisolf, J. & Finch, C. F., 2 Apr 2018, In : The Medical Journal of Australia. 208, 6, p. 255-260 6 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)