Thilini, is from Sri Lanka and moved to Australia in 2014 to pursue her postgraduate studies (Master of Health Administration) at Curtin University, Western Australia. After that, she completed a Master of Philosophy (Economics) at QUT and is currently, in her final year as a PhD student at QUT. 

Thilini is an interdisciplinary researcher who applies the principles of Economics, particularly Behavioural and Health Economics, to address issues in the context of health. In her PhD thesis, she is undertaking two main projects, each comprising multiple sub-studies.