After graduating from Medical school in 2006, I worked as a researcher in mental health in Sri Lanka. In 2009, I received a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship in Public Health & Tropical Medicine and followed the Masters in Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP). I had the honour of being selected as the first ever recipient of Professor Robin Murray Award for the best MSc dissertation in Psychiatric Research course, which was very rewarding and gratifying for me. Subsequently, I was awarded a King's Overseas Research Studentship to follow a PhD in Health Services Research at the IoP.
I am currently conducting research in migration and mental health in the section of Epidemiology. My previous and current experience of education at King's is very rewarding and nurturing, greatly enhancing my skills and exposing me to world leaders in my academic field. I plan to make a an academic/research career in mental health and I think the education I receive at King's stands to be of great use for a successful future.
The Denmark Hill campus and Institute of Psychiatry, where I am based at are modern with many facilities that aid the educational process. It's located close to central London with good transport links.
On a personal note, I love the city of London, and prefer this city to live in over others. I love the vibrant, multi-cultural and multifaceted life in London. As a funded student, I think the city offers enough interesting to do in your free time to keep you sufficiently entertained while not being financially draining.