Romesh joined Burnet at the start of 2018 to work on Optima TB and HCV modelling. He completed his undergraduate studies and PhD in Physics at the University of Sydney.
After working on software development for the Optima HIV project in 2015, he took up a postdoctoral research position at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity where he worked on biophysical modelling of neural activity. Now back in Australia, Romesh is based in Sydney. His research interests include quantitative predictive modelling and optimization, with a particular focus on data-driven model validation. He is currently also working on COVASIM: Modelling COVID-19 - an individual-based model assessing the impact of COVID-19 interventions that has informed the Victorian Government's Roadmap through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2011-2014: PhD (Physics) The University of Sydney
- 2007-2010: BSc (Advanced) (Honours 1) Physics
- Adjunct Research Fellow, Biostatistics, Data Analytics/Modelling and Health Economics, Monash University
- 2018: Senior Research Officer, Burnet Institute
- 2016-2017: Postdoctoral Scientist, Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity
- 2014-2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brain Dynamics Group, School of Physics, University of Sydney
- 2015-2016: Consultant Developer (Optima HIV), Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales
- 2014-2015: Analyst, Cingulate Consulting
Reports + Policy Briefs
- Modelling the Victorian roadmap (PUBLIC HEALTH REPORT) Abeysuriya R, Delport D, Sacks-Davis R, Hellard M, Scott N. Know C-19 Burnet Institute. September, 2021.
- COVASIM modelling: Impact of vaccines on epidemic outcomes. (PUBLIC HEALTH REPORT) Abeysuriya R, Hellard M, Scott N. Know-C19 Burnet Institute. June, 2021.
- Estimating risks associated with early reopening in Victoria. (Policy Brief prepared for the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services) Abeysuriya R, Delport D, Hellard M, Scott N. Know-C19 Hub. September, 2020.