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Name Mrs Dinithi Wijedasa
Job title Research Fellow
Department School for Policy Studies University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA [Hons], (Delhi), MSc(Sus)
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Keywords infants
pre-schoolers
screening test
primary health care
health care
pathways to permanence
Areas of expertise I joined the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies in the School for Policy Studies in April 2007.

Before joining the university, I successfully completed a project commissioned by the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka to standardise a developmental screening test for infants and pre-schoolers. Based on the results of my study, in May 2007, a policy decision was taken by the government of Sri Lanka to introduce the standardised test at national level to the primary health care system as a developmental screening test for infants and pre-schoolers in Sri Lanka.

I am currently working on a study examining the pathways to permanence for Black, Asian and Mixed parentage children in the care system.