Himalshi Serasinghe

Himalshi Serasinghe

Himalshi Serasinghe



  • MPhil Psychology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Sri Lanka), 2018-2020
  • BA Psych Hons, University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka), 2014-2018
  • AdvDip Psychotherapy, Mental Health Foundation (Sri Lanka), 2018
  • DipCounselling Psychology, Mental Health Foundation (Sri Lanka), 2016


Himalshi is a Student Marketer at James Cook University. She has served as an Assistant Student Counsellor at the University of Kelaniya (a State University) in Sri Lanka since 2020. Additionally, she has been a Visiting Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, since 2022. Her achievements include receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Award in 2022, highlighting her refined skills in empathetic leadership and providing individualised support.

Thesis Title

Determinates of Wellbeing in Aged Care

Advisory Panel

Primary Advisor: Prof Nigel Marsh, Secondary Advisor: Dr Lidia Suárez


Research Interests

  • Aged care
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Characteristics of older adults (attitudes to ageing and retirement and adaptation to residential care)