Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Charini Gunaratne

Dr Charini Gunaratne

Charini completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Astrophysics) at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, USA and completed her PhD at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria. At Deakin, Charini was part of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index research team for a number of years. 

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  • Personality of Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
  • Foundations of Psychology II

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  • Post-traumatic stress 
  • Recovery following, and resilience to, trauma 
  • Cultural differences 
  • Social impacts on impairment 
  • Recovery and resilience
  • Psychological well-being 

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  • Gunaratne, C., Kremer, P., Clarke, V., & Lewis, A. J.  (in press). Trauma-related symptoms in Sri Lankan adult survivors after the tsunami: Pretraumatic and peritraumatic factors. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health.
  • Gunaratne, C., Kremer, P., Clarke, V., & Lewis, A. J.  (in press). Trauma-related symptoms in Sri Lankan child survivors after the tsunami: Pretraumatic and peritraumatic factors. Target Journal: Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health.
Grants and Projects
  • Gunaratne, C. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Peer Mentorship in Undergraduate Psychology to enhance the Student Experience. The Faculty of Arts and Education, Charles Sturt University Compact Grant
  • Characterisation of Wine Avoiders in Australia, US, UK, Canada and India. Project team: Saliba, Moran and Gunaratne, School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University; Funding by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC).

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  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)

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