Dinusha Bandara

Dinusha Bandara

Senior Manager, Data Management & Linkage
Australian Institute of Family Studies
BSc (Double Major), PostGradDipSci, MSc (First Class Honours)

Dinusha Bandara joined the Institute to lead management of data and analytics within the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team. She has a multidisciplinary background with extensive experience in statistical consulting, data governance, data linkage and integration. Her expertise provides a leading perspective on her interests to explore the analytical complexity of longitudinal studies, lead harmonisation of national/international datasets for comparative analyses, and manage large-scale data linkage operations.

At AIFS, Dinusha currently leads administrative data linkage methodology and processes within the institute, while collaborating with a range of data custodians, stakeholders and partners. In her role within the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team, she is also responsible for the management of all ancillary steps of the data lifecycle which is crucial to the success of longitudinal studies’ complex statistical analyses.

In her previous wide-ranging leadership and technical roles over fifteen years’, Dinusha has served as an advisor, a leading biostatistician, a research fellow and as a consultant statistician working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams in academia and government. She continues to remain as an invited peer reviewer for several leading scientific journals.