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Dr Kasun Ubayasiri


Kasun Ubayasiri

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
+61 (0)7 3735 7538 (Work)
N16 2.19, Nathan Campus

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Dr Kasun Ubayasiri is a lecturer in journalism at Griffith University, and a former Sri Lankan journalist. His research forces on the role of news media in armed conflict; media coverage of human rights issues; media censorship and its impact on democratic accountability. Dr Ubayasiri has conducted extensive research on the civil war in Sri Lanka, and his research interests focus on South and Southeast Asian countries. He is also a member of the Griffith University Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, and is a Research Associate at The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.


  • Member
    Griffith Criminology Institute2015 - 2017
  • Member
    Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research2020


  • Bachelor of Arts
    Central Queensland University, Australia
  • PhD
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia2006 - 2009