Illness perceptions and explanatory models in people with type 2 diabetes and co-morbid depression

The study will explore, understand and capture personal illness belief models and cognition s’; particularly diabetic specific cognitions and presence or absence of depressive cognition s’ among the people with diabetes. The participants will be divided into six sub-groups; newly diagnosed diabetics with and without coexisting depression, more chronic diabetes with and without depression, and…

Research Projects – Section of Genetics

SoDaCD study – A population genetics study on date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) and Ceylon date palm (Phoenix pusilla) germplasm in Sri Lanka The project is focused on molecular barcoding of date-palm and native Ceylon date-palm The study is conducted in collaboration with South-eastern University of Sri Lanka Skink project – Phenotypic characterisation and molecular phylogenetics…

Institute for Research and Development

Dementia 10/66 Study

The 10/66 Dementia Research Group is a collective of researchers carrying out population-based research into dementia, non-communicable diseases and ageing in low and middle income countries. 10/66 refers to the two-thirds (66%) of people with dementia living in low and middle income countries, and the 10% or less of population-based research that has been carried…

Institute for Research and Development

Colombo Twin and Singleton Follow-up Study

Strong evidence exists which suggests associations between cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression. The Colombo Twin and Singleton Study follow-up Study (CoTaSS 2) seeks to explore this in the Sri Lankan population and estimate the extent of overlapping genetic and environmental influences. This is the follow-up study of the population based twin study on common mental…