Seetha I. Wickremasinghe

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Scientist

Dr Seetha I. Wickremasinghe is a well experienced science manager and administrator. She is currently a free-lance researcher in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy. She has a PhD in Science Policy from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Her area of specialization is the study of agricultural and rural innovation and the application of the innovation systems concept. She is also conversant in Research, Development and innovation surveys, and analyzing STI indicators for policy development.

Dr . Wickremasinghe has extensive research experience in Science and Technology human resource development, Brain Drain of scientific communities, women in science and science education research related subjects. Dr. Wickremasinghe serves as a Resource Person in STI policy,[1] science education, S&T human resource development and related areas.

Dr. Wickremasinghe is also a well experienced scientific editor and has editorial experience for more than twenty (20) years. Currently she is serving as the Assistant Editor[2] of the Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka,[3] which is being cited by Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index.

Early life & Education

Dr. (Mrs) Seetha I. Wickremasinghe was born to Mr and Mrs S.B.W.M.R.J.Udurawana in Matale on 05th May 1956. She obtained her primary education at the B.M.S. (Baptist Missionary Society) School (at present, Sri Sangamitta Balika National School, Matale) and the secondary education at the Government Science College, Matale. She obtained BSc Special (Hons.) degree in Botany and MSc (Agriculture) from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and holds a PhD in Science Policy from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University,[4] New Delhi.

Family

Married to Associate Professor W.N.Wickremasinghe,[5] Department of Statistics, University of Colombo. Has two daughters Dr. Navindee C. Wickremasinghe,[6] (Also Use her Name as Navindee Charya Wickremasinghe)[7] Department of Chemistry, Rice University, USA and Ms. Madara I. Wickremasinghe, Interior Designer, graduated from Academy of Design (AoD), Colombo, Sri Lanka(affiliated to Northumbria University, U.K.).

Career

Immediate past position: Acting Director General, National Science Foundation from 15 May 2015 - 03 May 2016) and Additional Director from 16 June 2013 - 04 May 2016,[8] Also served as Head/ Science and Technology Policy Research Division of NSF for eight (08) years from January 2005 - June 2013.Prior to joining the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, also worked as Assistant Biochemist in the Prestigious Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, DartonField, Agalawatte.

Publications

Books Published

  • .Dilrukshi, P.R.M.P.; Wickremasinghe, Seetha I.; Weerasooriya, Lasantha (2012) (in English). National Survey of Research and Development and innovation in Sri Lanka 2008. Colombo: National Science Foundation. 
  • .Dilrukshi, P.R.M.P.; Fernando, C.M; Nagahawatta, R.T.S.; Wickremasinghe, Seetha I (2007) (in English). National Survey of Research and Development in Sri Lanka 2004. Colombo: National Science Foundation. [9]

Book Chapters

  • .Wickremasinghe, Seetha I. (2010). Fortunato, T. de la Pena; Diaz, Paz H.. eds. Identifying actors and linkages in promoting mushroom production and marketing: a case study involving rural village community in the Kalutara district in Sri Lanka, In: A Compendium of case studies on innovation based entrepreneurship. Republic of the Philippines: Department of Science and Technology. 
  • .Dilrukshi, P.R.M.P.; Wickremasinghe, Seetha I. (2009). Prakash, Nerupama; McLellan, Betty; Wejnert, Barbara. eds (in English). The Current status of Women Scientists in Sri Lanka, In: Empowerment of women through Science and Technology interventions. New Delhi, India: Center for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing countries. 
  • .Dilrukshi, P.R.M.P.; Wickremasinghe, Seetha I. (2008). Wickremasinghe, Seetha I.; Gupta, V.K.. eds (in English). Tracer study of science and technology (S&T) graduates passed out from the universities in Sri Lanka during 1998-2003. In: Science and Technology Policy and Indicators for development: Prospective from Developing countries. New Delhi, India: Center for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing countries. 
  • .Wickremasinghe, Seetha I. (2008). Wickremasinghe, Seetha I.; Gupta, V.K.. eds (in English). Science and technology structure and the statistical system in Sri Lanka: issues related to development of relevant indicators. In: Science and technology policy and indicators for development: perspective from developing countries. New Delhi, India: Center for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing countries. 
  • .Wickremasinghe, Seetha I.; Krishna, V.V. (2007). Krishna, V.V.; Turpin, Tim. eds (in English). S&T policy and the Sri Lankan National System of Innovation: the role of public research systems. In: Science, Technology Policy and the Diffusion of Knowledge. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd..  [10]

Research Publications

Newspaper Articles

See also

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