Dr. B. Sunil S. De Silva

Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Grade I)

Faculty of Health Sciences
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Contact:

Colombo Regional Center, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Office: +94112881325, Ext: 325 Mobile: +94718435206 Fax: +94211823921

Email: bssil@ou.ac.lk bsunilsilva@yahoo.co.uk


Education__________________________________________________

2016 – 2020                            PhD in Nursing, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, USA.

2009 – 2010                            Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education

Staff Development Course for Probationary Lecturers, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

 2007 – 2009                           Master of Nursing by Research (02 Years full time), Australian Catholic University,                                                               Australia.

2004 – 2005                           Diploma in Psychological Counseling, National Institute of Social Development,                                                                    Colombo – Ministry of Social Services and Welfare, Sri Lanka

2002 – 2003                           Certificate Course in Psychiatric Nursing,

School of Nursing in Mullariyawa – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

2003 – 2004                          Diploma in Management & Supervision,

Post Basic School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

1999 – 2002                           Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2nd Class Upper Division)

The Open University of Sri Lanka

1992 – 1996                          Diploma in Nursing (03 Years),

School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

1984 – 1990                          Secondary education up to Advanced Level

Mahanama College, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka

ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT 

2011 – Present   Head of the Department / Senior Lecturer in Nursing,  Department of Health Sciences,  The Open University of   Sri Lanka,
2007 – 2009       Aged Care experiences in MEWS Aged Care Facility at Camberwell in Melbourne, Australia.
2006 – 2011       Lecturer in Nursing,  Department of Health Sciences,  The Open University of Sri Lanka,
2004 – 2006       Nurse Manger (Ward Master), Genitor-Urinary Unit 1 – National Hospital of Sri Lanka
1996 – 2002       Registered Nurse (RN),  Cardiology, Neurosurgery Units – National Hospital of Sri Lanka

Area of Specification:

Nursing

Research Intrests:

Cancer pain Management Nursing Education

Affiliations:

Professional affiliations and services _________________________

 

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Review Extended Abstracts in the field of Health Sciences every year for the Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.

 

Review Abstracts for the sessions of Industrial Technology Institute (ITI)

 

            Professional Organization Member

 

President of the Graduate Nurses Foundation (GNF) in Sri Lanka in 2010 to 2012.

 

Member of Sri Lanka Nurses Association from 2000 (ICN Member)

 

Member of the Organization of Professional Association (OPA)

 

Committee Member

 

Executive Committee member of Graduate Nurses Foundation in Sri Lanka from 2002

 

Executive Committee member of Organization of Professional Association (OPA) in Sri Lanka 2006 – 2012

 

A member of Working Committee on Health Sciences in National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2013 – Present

Programmes Coordination:

Medical Laboratory Sienceses Degree Programme

Course Coordination:

NSU4206 Senior Focus Elective, NSU4101 Research in Nursing, NSE3119 Learning Management Skills

Awards:

Honors and Awards ___________________________________________

 

2004                Kandage Gunaseeli Somathunge Memorial Award

Awarded for the Best Student out of 315 students of Diploma in Management & Supervision Program 2003/2004 at Post Basic School of Nursing in Colombo – Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

 

 

2007                Post Graduate Study Award

Asian Development Bank grants for a Scholarship for Post Graduate studies in Australia for two years.

 

 

2009                Linnaeus-Palme International Exchange Programme – Teacher exchange award

One Month Mobility to Kristianstad University in Sweden as an Academic member to represent Department of Health Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka.

 

 

2014                ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2 scholarship through the PANACEA project

Scholarship: As an exchange teacher under the Erasmus Mundus Panacea Project Academic Staff Exchange Programme for the University of Turku, Finland, for the period of 04th February to 04th March 2014 (One Month)

Researches:

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS   

  • Williams, J. E., Chandler, A., Ranwala, R., De Silva, B. S. S., & Amarasinghe, I. (2001). Establishing a Cancer Pain Clinic in a Developing Country: Effect of a collaborative link project with a U.K. cancer pain centre. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 22(4), 872-878.
  • Goonewardena, S. A. S., Nissanka, A. D. N. M., Kumari, M. I. P., & De Silva, B. S. S. (2006). Upper urinary tract stones: a case-control study of fluid intake in first-time stone formers. The Sri Lanka Journal of Urology, 7(1), 14-18.
  • De Silva, B. S. S. (2008). An ethnography study of nurses’ cancer pain management in Sri Lanka (Dissertation, Australian Catholic University)
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2010). Health care system and nursing in Sri Lanka: An ethnography study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12, 33-38.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Malkanthi K. P. (2010) Mental Health. Sri Lanka: The Open University Press.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2011). Attitudes, beliefs and practices of Sri Lankan nurses toward cancer pain management: An ethnographic study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13: 419–424.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2008). An exploration of nurses’ cancer pain management practices in Sri Lanka. The Victorian and Tasmanian Deans of Nursing and Midwifery Conference: RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2010). An exploration of nurses’ cancer pain management in Sri Lanka: An ethnography study. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • De Silva, B. S. S., & Rolls, C. (2011). Nurse in Sri Lanka: Cancer nurses’ perspective. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Udayanthi. G..K., De Silva, B.S.S & H. K. D. H. N. Perera (2012). The factors influencing for miscarriage: Mothers’ perspective. Annual Academic Sessions, the Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Kandauda, C.K., De Silva, B.S.S., Yapa, H.E., (2013). Knowledge and attitudes among nurses related to professional nurses’ Associations in Sri Lanka, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1219-1222. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Wijesundara, W.M.S.K., Gunathilaka, K.P.P.C., Senawirathna, H.M.S., De Silva, B.S.S., Wijesekara, G.G.W.C (2013). Factors influencing low birth weight among babies born in the teaching hospital Anuradhapura: A preliminary study, Annual Academic Sessions Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka.Pp189-191. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Gunarathna, G.V.S.C., Ekanayake, E.M.N.K., Herath, H.M.L.S., De Silva, B.S.S., Wickramasinghe, N.K.R.D.,(2013). A Study of animal bites among children in lady Ridgeway Hospital, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1206-1209. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Deepika, B.W., Prasangika, R.M.S.K., Wickramasinghe, K.G.N., De Siva, B.S.S., Dissanayake, D.P.D.S.,(2013). Effect of Pethidine during Labour Process: Mothers’Perspective, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp1215-1217. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Priyanka H.H.D.L., Gunasekara W.A.T.P., Nissanka N.K.S.M., De Silva B. S. S., (2013). A Preliminary study on causes and risk factors related to accidents among a selected group of children, Annual Academic Sessions- 2013, Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka.Pp180-187. ISSN 2012-9912.
  • Hungampola, O.G.P.R.C.L., Samarakoon, S.M.C, Perera, D.A.C.D., Perera, H.A.M.S., De Silva, B.S.S., Buddhika, R.B.G., (2013).Factors influencing gratritis: A Preliminary study for assessment of knowledge, Attitudes and practices among patients with gastritis, Annual Academic Sessions 2013 Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka.Pp1229-1236. ISSN 2012-9912
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