J Prasanna Gamage
Prasanna Gamage is the latest PhD scholar to join ACRISP. He is originally from Sri Lanka, an island famous for cricket, not to mention its natural beauty. With a background in clinical sports medicine, Prasanna has a long-standing interest in undertaking academic research into injuries in sports. He came to ACRISP to accomplish this dream.
Prasanna's PhD research will focus on cricket injuries and illness among junior cricketers in Sri Lanka, with an emphasis toward hear-related illnesses. The study investigates the prevalence and nature of cricket and heat injury/illness, and aims to identify aetiological factors associated with these injuries.
"I am indeed fortunate to have this excellent opportunity to work with the ACRISP team of world leading experts in sports injury management and prevention. I first met Professor Caroline Finch at the Cricket World Congress in Sydney in 2015 and subsequently the opportunity to work under her expert supervision became real - a turning point in my career. I am determined to make full use of this opportunity to contribute and uplift the injury management and prevention not only in cricket, but all sports."
Prasanna's PhD studies will be supervised by Prof Caroline Finch, Dr Lauren Fortington, and Dr Alex Kountouris.