Liggins Institute

Sumudu Seneviratne

Clinical Research Fellow

MBBS, DCH, MD (Paediatrics)

Contact details

Phone: +64 9 923 1531

PhD research topic

In utero prevention of obseity via maternal lifestyle interventions


Dr Sumudu Seneviratne is a Lecturer in Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka. She is currently undertaking specialist training in Paediatric Endocrinology at Auckland Hospital. She is also conducting PhD research on in utero prevention of obesity via maternal lifestyle interventions and exercise during pregnancy at the University of Auckland.

Publications and presentations

Jayasena SN, Ariyasinghe JTN, Gunawardena DMR, Gunawardena SAS, De Silva MVC. Large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumour of the testis detected at screening of a family with Carney Syndrome. Urologia Internationalis 2005; 75(4): 365-7

Sumudu N Seneviratne, H Dodampahala, MV Chandu De Silva. Minimal deviation adenocarcinoma of cervix – A highly malignant lesion with a deceptively benign histological appearance. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005; 27:37-38

Senanayake Manouri P, Seneviratne Sumudu, Samarasinghe Duminda. An infant with isolated ventricular non-complliance: a familial cardiomyopathy.
Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, June 2011, Vol. 40, p.76-77

Sumudu Nimali Seneviratne, K S H de Silva. Endocrine late effects in paediatric cancer survivors. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012; 2 (2):89-91

‘Obstetric factors associated with Perinatal deaths’ – 118th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) 2005

‘Association of Socio-economic, Environmental and Antenatal care factors with perinatal deaths’ 37th Annual scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2004

‘An unusual case of a child with Adrenal insufficiency, Ambiguous genitalia and Skeletal abnormalities’ Annual Academic sessions of the Endocrine Society of Sri Lanka, Aug 2011

‘‘Central Precocious Puberty due to a Hypothalamic Hamartoma’
(ISPAE- PET 2011)- Indian Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology

“IMAGe Syndrome’ Austalasian Paediatric Endocrinology Group /Fellows school 2012