Dr. Harith Eranga Yapa

Lecturer in Nursing

Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences
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Contact:

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

Office: 112881355, Ext: 355

Email: heyap@ou.ac.lk


Employment History

April 2013 – Present         : Lecturer (Probationary) in Nursing/ Open University of Sri Lanka

June 2014 – Sep. 2014     : Visiting Lecturer/ Certificate Program of Home Based Care for Elderly/ Open University of Sri Lanka

Oct. 2012 – Dec. 2012      : Visiting Lecturer/ Certificate Program of Home Based Care for Elderly/ Open University of Sri Lanka

March 2012 – April 2013   : Temporary Demonstrator/ Open University of Sri Lanka

Education

From March 2017            : PhD candidate/ Queensland University of Technology, Australia

April 2014 – June 2015    : Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education/ Open University of Sri Lanka

June 2007 – Dec. 2011    : Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Special)/ University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualifications

Registered Nurse (RN) in the Sri Lanka Nursing Council (Reg. No. 08470)

Area of Specification:

Renal Nursing, Renal Palliative Care Nursing

Research Intrests:

Renal nursing, Renal palliative care nursing, Critical care nursing, Chronic kidney disease, Patient reported outcome measures, Mixed methods designs

Affiliations:

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Awards:
Scholarships
  • Financial assistance from University Grants Commission (UGC) to university teachers for higher studies-2016
  • Financial assistance for postgraduate studies: The Open University of Sri Lanka
  • HDR Tuition Fee Sponsorship, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
 Travel grants
  • QUT Chronic Conditions Management (CCM) HDR travel grant-2018 to undertake data collection of the PhD study
  • QUT Chronic Conditions Management (CCM) HDR travel grant-2019 to attend the Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 27th-29th June.
Researches:
International conference presentations
  1. H.E. Yapa, S. Chambers, L. Purtell, A. Bonner (2019) ‘Chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka: Demographic and clinical profile’, Proceedings of Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 27th-29th June.
  2. H.E. Yapa, S. Chambers, L. Purtell, A. Bonner (2019) ‘Comparing symptom burden across different stages of chronic kidney disease’, Proceedings of Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 27th-29th June.
  3. H.E. Yapa, S. Chambers, L. Purtell, A. Bonner (2019) ‘Comparing health-related quality of life across different stages of chronic kidney disease’, Proceedings of Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 27th-29th June.
Local conference presentations
  1. P.N. Sanjeewani, P.M.K. Indika, K.P.S. Karunasena, H.E. Yapa and P.W.G.D.P Samarasekara (2015) ‘Knowledge and Practices of Intensive Care Nurses on Enteral Nutrition Care’, Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 19th -20th November.
  2. H.E. Yapa, and A.V.P. Madhavi (2014). ‘Effectiveness of the programme of Diploma in Nursing at OUSL: Diplomates’ perspective’, Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27th -28th November.
  3. D. P. Dimbulagedara, K. J. N. M. B. R. Jayathilaka, A. V. P. Madhavi and H. E. Yapa (2014) ‘Knowledge and Practices among School Children on Dengue Prevention’, Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27th -28th November.
  4. B. A. D. Prabodika, I. T. V. Kumari, R. S. Weragoda, H. E. Yapa and B. S. S. De Silva (2014) ‘Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Nurses’ perspective’, Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27th -28th November.
  5. C.K. Kandauda, B.S.S. De Silva, H.EYapa (2013) ‘Knowledge and Attitudes among Nurses’ related to Professional Nurses’ Associations in Sri Lanka’, Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27th -28th November.
  6. H.E. Yapa, W.A.A. Wijayasiri (2012) ‘Knowledge on Dengue fever among undergraduates’, Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka,, 19th-20th September.
Ongoing Research:

An examination of factors contributing to health-related quality of life in people with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka

Publications:
  1. H.E. Yapa & E.M.S. Bandara (2016) “Have an Apple or a Pear and what has Metabolic Syndrome got to do with it?” The Open Quarterly Magazine, Published by The Open University of Sri Lanka.  ISSN 2478-0413
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