Dr Dilum Wewalaarachchi
Dr. Thilanga Dilum Wewalaarachchi is a full-time Programme Manager (Research Associate) at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at the Singapore Management University. She is currently leading research projects centred on solving current and future social issues in Singapore and beyond. She has previously worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Psychology Department at the National University of Singapore, where her research has centred on the cognitive and language development of bilingual and monolingual Mandarin learning children.
Dr. Wewalaarachchi holds an Honours Degree and PhD from the National University of Singapore, both in Psychology. She has published six articles in peer reviewed journals and has conducted fieldwork in China. For her PhD thesis she received the award of Graduate Valedictorian for being the top graduate student in the Department of Psychology and the Department of English Language & Literature. At NUS she has also tutored in Atypical Language and Development, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology and Introduction to Psychology.