Dr. (Mrs.) H.M.C.J. Herath

(Senior Lecturer -Grade II)

Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Health Sciences
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Head of the Department
Contact:

Select, Department of Psychology and Counselling, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka

Office: 112881000, Ext: 722

Email: hmche@ou.ac.lk herathchulani@yahoo.com


Area of Specification:

Psychology, Social Work, Social Medicine and Health Management, Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

Research Intrests:

Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, Multidisciplinary Team Work in Hospital Settings, Psychiatric Social Work, Health Management, Policy and Service Delivery Systems

Affiliations:

Member of the International Working Group and Research Working Group, Center for Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), United Kingdom (2020). https://www.caipe.org/resources/research

Council Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Education (SLAAED) 2019 – present

Member, Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists, National Science Foundation.

International Graduates Alumina Association, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Sri Lankan International Students Alumina Association, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Sri Lanka Representative of the research project on Internationalization & Indigenization of Social Work Education in Asia; Conducted by Social Work Research Institute Asian Center for Welfare in Society, Japan College of Social Work, Japan-(2013)

Member – Network of Professional Social Workers, An International Association connecting Social Workers globally

Member – International Federation of Social Workers

Member – Sri Lanka Association of Professional Social Workers (2006 up to date)

Australia & New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc. 2014

Contributions:

KEY NOTE SPEECH/GUEST LECTURES/INVITED TALKS

Key Note Speech:

Key Note Speech on “Development of Disability and Rehabilitation Services in South Asia”, International Summit on Disability and Development: Achieving Disability Inclusive UN SDGs in Beijing, China on October 11,2018.

Webinar:

Webinar on Psychological Challengers and Opportunities Due to COVID-19 Pandemic (2020), A Webinar organized by the Sri Lanka Foundation.

Invited Papers/Guest Lectures:

Chulani Herath (2011), Multidisciplinary Teamwork Practice, Training program for psychiatric social workers, Organized by World Health Organization, Sri Lanka Association of Professional Social Workers, and National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda, Sri Lanka

Chulani Herath (2011), Role of Psychiatric Social Worker In-Patients and Out-Patients Care, Organized by People Rural Development Association (PRDA) Colombo and McGrill University, UK, National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda, Sri Lanka

Chulani Herath, (2012), Youth and Culture, Asian Youth Policy Conference in Sri Lanka, Organized by National Youth Council & National Youth Organizational Network

Chulani Herath (2016), Why important counseling? Sri Lanka Foundation Institute for the Inaugural session of the Diploma course in counseling

Chulani Herath (2017), Counseling as a Professional Service, Guest Lecture for the National Diploma in Counseling, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

Chulani Herath (2018), Psycho-social Issues and Evidence based Counseling Intervention, Guest Lecture for the National Diploma in Counseling, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.

Programmes Coordination:

BSc Honours in Psychology Degree Programme

Course Coordination:

Level 3 – PLU 3204 – Ethics in Psychology/PLU3302 – Personality & Individual Differences/PLU3303 – Motivation & Emotion

Level 4 – PLU4310 – Educational Psychology

Awards:

University Award – Honorary International Graduate – for Highest Achievement for the Doctoral Degree (2017), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China.

A Research Grant Awarded for the “Comparative Study of Interprofessional Education in Global Health Care: A Systematic Review” Published in Medicine (2016), The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2016YXMS215), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China.

Conference Grant for International Conference on Relationship and Experiences in Psychosis (2015), An International Dialogue, The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, New York, USA.

Travel Award – 3rd International Conference on Asian Population Association (2015), Asian Population Association and University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Chinese Government Scholarship for Doctoral Studies (2014), Chinese Government Scholarship Council -People’s Republic China.

Research Grant Awarded for the Evidence of Indigenization of Social Work Education in Sri Lanka under the International Joint Research Project on Internationalization & Indigenization of Social Work Education in Asia (2013), Social Work Research Institute Asian Center for Welfare in Society, Japan College of Social Work, Japan.

Fellowship to follow the Certificate Course in Community Driven Development (Capacity Building Training Program) (2013), Bala Vikasa People Development Training Center- Hyderabad, India & ISOPAR, Canada.

University Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2005), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

First Place awarded – Competition on Instrumental Music (Esraj), Thurunu Shakthi Tharunyye Saundarya Charikawa, Conducted by the National Youth Council, Ministry of Youth Affaires, Sri Lanka (1998).

Researches:

Research Grants:

Investigator –  A research project on ‘Social Work Needs and Social Work Providers, (2020) Asian Research Institute for International Social Work (ARIISW), Shukutoku University, Japan

Investigator – A research project on “Evidence of Indigenization of Social Work Education in Sri Lanka, under the research project on Internationalization & Indigenization of Social Work Education in Asia;(2012- 2013)”, Funded by Social Work Research Institute Asian Center for Welfare in Society, Japan College of Social Work, Japan.

Principal Researcher and Author: A Research Grant Awarded for the “Comparative Study of Interprofessional Education in Global Health Care: A Systematic Review” Published in Medicine (2016), The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2016YXMS215), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China.

Co-Investigator–The grant received to conduct a research on “Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Undergraduate Students in the Open University of Sri Lanka: A Cross-Sectional Study” (2017), The OUSL Research Grants for Discipline based and ODL research, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.

Investigator–The grant received to conduct a research on “Perceptions of Health Care Student Communities on Inter-professional Education and Collaborative Practice: Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka” (2021), The OUSL Research Grants for Discipline based and ODL research, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.

Research Projects:

Research project consultancy team member – Third Party Validation (TPV) of achievements of activities/programmes related to Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) in General Education Modernization Project – in operation from 2018/19 to 2024 with the financial assistance (US$ 100.00 million) from the World Bank in support of the implementation of Education Sector Development Plan for General Education (2018-2025).

Joint Research Project – Evidence of Indigenization of Social Work Education in Sri Lanka, Under the joint research project on Internationalization & Indigenization of Social Work Education in Asia, September 2013 to May 2014, Funded by Social Work Research Institute Asian Center for Welfare in Society, Japan College of Social Work, Japan. Completed.

National Survey -National Survey on Prison Inmates and Prison Inmates Families all over the Island, February 2007 to September 2009, project funded by the Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare, Conducted by the National Institute of Social Development, Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare and the Department of Prison, Sri Lanka, work as an Assistant Researcher. Completed.

Need Assessment – Need Assessment for Develop the Certificate Course in Psycho-Social Intervention for Police Officers, January 2012 to May 2012, funded by the GIZ (DATA) Project, Germany, Conducted by the National Institute of Social Development. Completed.

Impact Assessment – Impact Assessment of the Certificate Course in Psycho-Social Intervention for Police Officers July 2013to August 2013, funded by the GIZ (DATA) Project, Germany, Conducted by the National Institute of Social Development. Completed.

Need Assessment – Need Assessment for Curriculum Development Diploma/Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Social Work, July 2012 to September 2012, funded by the Asia foundation, Conducted by the National Institute of Social Development. Completed.

Need Assessment – Need assessment for Curriculum Development in Diploma in Child Protection/ Diploma in Community Development and Social Work Intervention August 2012 to March 2013, funded by the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, National Institute of Social Development. Completed.

Need Assessment – Need Assessment for Develop a Fish Processing Centre Project in Trincomalee June 2013 to December 2013, funded by the Singapore Daimaru & Japan Daimaru Pvt Limited, Japan. Completed.

Feasibility Study – Feasibility Study to conduct Master of Social Work Degree Program in Sinhala Medium July 2017 to September 2017, funded by the National Institute of Social Development, Sri Lanka. Completed.

“Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Undergraduate Students in the Open University of Sri Lanka: A Cross-Sectional Study” December 2017 to July 2019, ODL Faculty Research Grants. Faculty of Health Sciences, OUSL, Department of Psychology and Counseling, The Open University of Sri Lanka. Completed

Desk Review – Desk Review for the Adaptation of Positive Adolescence Training through Holistic Social Programs (P.A.T.H. S) to the Sri Lankan Context, July 2018 to March 2019, funded by the UNICEF. Completed.

Experiences in Project Proposal Writing:

Project Proposal for Implementation of Fish Processing Centre Project in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka funded by Singapore Daimaru & Japan Daimaru Pvt Limited, Japan (2014)

Project Proposal for Developing a Family based Social Work Intervention Program for Schizophrenic Patients, National Institute of Social Development & National Institute of Mental Health, Sri Lanka (2010)

Project Consultancy

Consultant – Positive Adolescence Training through Holistic Social Programs (P.A.T.H.S) – July 2018 to July 2019 (UNICEF funded Project on ‘Development of a Life Skills Program for Adolescents to reduce Violence among Peers’, Shanthi Maargm, Sri Lanka.

Scope of Work (SOW)

Contextualizing and Adapting the P.A.T.H.S year one curriculum developed by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the ‘Development of a Life Skills Program for Adolescents to reduce Violence among Peers’ Project in Sri Lanka.

 

 

Ongoing Research:

“Perceptions of Health Care Student Communities on Inter-professional Education and Collaborative Practice: Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka” Faculty Research Grant 2021

Research Supervisions:

Research Supervision:

MPhil in Psychology Programme – Faculty of Graduate Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya (2020)

Master of Social Work Students’ Research Supervision – Master of Social Work Degree Program (2017 up to date), Sri Lanka School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Undergraduate students’ Research Supervision – Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program (2006 to 2014 and 2017), Sri Lanka School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Diploma students’ Research Project Supervision – Diploma in Social Work Program (2006-2012), Sri Lanka School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Field Work Supervision – Undergraduate Level:
Social Work Field Practicum I – Case Work (Working with Individuals and Families) – Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program, (2006 to 2014 and 2017), Sri Lanka School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Social Work Field Practicum II – Group (Working with Groups) – Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program , (2006 to 2014 and 2017), Sri Lanka School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Social Work Field Practicum III – Community Organization (Working with Communities) – Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program, (2006 to 2014 and 2017), Sri Lanka School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Field Work Supervision– Diploma Level:
Social Work Field Practicum I – Case Work (Working with Individuals and Families) and Group Work (Working with Groups) – Diploma in Social Work Program, (2006 to 2012), Sri Lanka School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Social Work Field Practicum III – Community Organization (Working with Communities) – Diploma in Social Work Degree Program, (2006 to 2012), Sri Lanka School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Field Practicum – Case Work (Working with Individuals and Families) – Diploma in Counseling Program, (2007, 2009), Training Division, National Institute of Social Development

Publications:

DETAILS OF RESEACH PUBLICATION:

Books:

Chulani Herath, (2014), Family Based Care for Mentally ill Patients in Sri Lanka, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany.

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Based-Mentally-Patients-Lanka/dp/3659375802

Research Full Papers:

Chulani Herath, (2020), Sri Lankan Undergraduate Healthcare Student’s Perceptions of Interprofessional Learning: A Cross-Sectional Study, Annals of Clinical and Medical Case Reports.

Yong Gan Heng JiangLiqing LiYudi Yang Chao WangJianxin LiuTingting Yang Yanling ZhengYi Zhu Opoku Sampson Hongbin Xu Fang Yu Yali Chen Chulani Herath Yanyan Zhong Qiaoyan Liu Minyi Yu Ling Liu Chao Gao Zuxun Lu  (2020)A National Survey of Turnover Intention Among General Practitioners in China. International Journal of Health Planning Management. Impact factor: 1.45

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31775176/#affiliation-7

 

Yong Gan Heng Jiang Liqing Li Yudi Yang Chao Wang Jianxin Liu Tingting Yang Sampson Opoku Sai Hu Hongbin Xu Chulani Herath Yuanyuan Chang Pengqian Fang Zuxun Lu (2019) Prevalence of Burnout and Associated Factors Among General Practitioners in Hubei, China: A Cross-Sectional Study. BMC Public Health.

Impact factor: 3. 275 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31791282/

 

Yong GanYanhong GongYawen ChenShiyi Cao Liqing Li Yanfeng Zhou Chulani HerathWenzhen Li Xingyue Song Jing Li Tingting Yang Xiaoxv Yin Zuxun Lu, (2018)Turnover intention and related factors among general practitioners in Hubei, China: a cross-sectional study, BMC Family Practice. Impact factor: 2.666 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29793443/

 

Chulani Herath, Yanfeng Zhou, Yong Gan, Naomi Mkandaweire, Yanhong Gong, Zuxun Lu, (2017) A Comparative Study of Interprofessional Education in Global Health Care: A Systematic Review, Medicine. Impact factor: 1.870 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28930816

 

Yong Gan, Jiang Wu, Shengchao Zhang, Liqing Li, Xiaoxv Yin, Yanhong Gong, Chulani

Herath, NaomieMkandawire, Yanfeng Zhou, Xingyue Song, Xiaozhou Zeng, Wenzhen Li, Qiaoyan Liu, Chang Shu, Zhihong Wang, and Zuxun Lu, (2017)Prevalence and risk factors associated with stroke in middle-aged and older Chinese: A community-based cross-sectional study, Scientific Report. Impact factor: 4.011

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5572736/

Yanfeng Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Chulani Herath, Jiahong Xia, Bo Hu, Fujian Song, Shiyi Cao, Zuxun Lu,(2016) Off-hour Admission and Mortality Risk for 28 Specific Diseases: Meta-analysis of 251 cohorts, Journal of the American Heart Association. Impact factor: 4.45

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26994132

Yong Gan, ShiyiCao,XiaoxinDong,Liqing Li, Yawen Chen, WenzhenLi,Huilian Sun, Yingjie Cong, Chulani Herath, Jian Deng, Zuxun Lu (2016) Patients’ willingness on community health service centers as gatekeepers and relevant factors in Southern China, Medicine. Impact factor: 1.870

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4998793/

Yong Gan , Jiang Wu, Shengchao Shang, Liqing Li, Shiyi Cao, Chulani Herath,NoamiMkaneire, Kung Ji, Chao Gao, Hong Xu, Yanfeng Zhou, Xingyue Song, Shanquan Chen, Yawen Chen, Tingting Yang, Jing Li, Yan Qiao, Sai Hu, Xiawu Yin, Zuxun Lu, (2016) Association of Coffee Consumption with risk of colorectal cancer : A meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies, Oncotarget. Impact factor: 3.710 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27078843

Yong Gan, XinyueTong,Liqing Li, Shiyi Cao, Xiaoxv Yin, Chao Gao, Chulani Herath, Wenzhen Li, Zhe Jin, Yawen Chen, Zuxun Lu, (2015) Consumption of fruit and vegetable and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies, International Journal of Cardiology.  Impact factor: 3.471

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25662075

Chulani Herath(2013) Study on factors leading to re-hospitalization and the care provided, International Journal of Psychology and Counseling.

http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPC/articleabstract/2441AED43209

 

International Comparative Study

Chulani Herath(2013) Evidence of Indigenization of Social Work Education in Sri Lanka, “Internationalization & Indigenization of Social Work education in Asia”, Social Work Research Institute Asian Center for Welfare in Society, Japan College of Social Work, Japan https://jcsw.repo.nii.ac.jp/?action=pages_view_main&active_action=repository_view_main_item_detail&item_id=250&item_no=1&page_id=13&block_id=32

Books Chapters:

International:

Chulani Herath (2020) Community Social Work Intervention for Psychiatric Patient in Sri Lanka, book title on Community Development Case Studies in Contemporary Society”, Department of Social Work, University of Bangaluru, India (Under review)

National:

Chulani Herath, (2012) Social Work as a Profession, (Page 60-68), Professionalization of Social Work in Sri Lanka, National Institute of Social Development, 488A, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya

ChulaniHerath, (2004), Aggression, Sri Paropakara Dhamma School-Golden Jubilee, Kandy

News Letter Articles:

Chulani Herath, (2008) Professional Social Worker, Volume-1, Psychology for Social Work Practice, National Institute of Social Development

Chulani Herath, (2009) Professional Social Worker, Volume-2, Community Psychology and Social Work, National Institute of Social Development

Chulani Herath, (2010) Professional Social Workers, Volume-3, Psychological Disorders and Social Work Intervention, National Institute of Social Development

Chulani Herath, (2010) Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Sigmund Freud, Sadaham Prakashana, Mahapola Bhikkshu Ayathanaya,Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Chulani Herath, (2008) Professional Social Worker, Volume-1, Psychology for Social Work Practice, National Institute of Social Development

News Paper Articles:

Chulani Herath, (14th February 2006), Stress on field of Sports, Dinamina, Lake House Publication.

Chulani Herath, (6th of Arial 2006), How to build up the Sports Personality, Dinamina,Lake House Publication.

Chulani Herath, (23rd of May 2006), Leadership on field of Sports, Dinamina, Lake House Publication.

Chulani Herath, (6th of December 2006), Sports and Mentally Balance, Dinamina, Lake House Publication.

Conference Abstracts and Paper Presentations (International):

Chulani Herath & H.C.U.Nuwansala, R.G.L.Rathnayake, R.A.N.Disha, P.Amarasignhe (2021) Validity of Quality Assuarance Tools used in the Open University of Sri Lanka, International Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities. (Accepted)

G.P. Gamage & Chulani Herath (2021) Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Undergraduate students in the Open University of Sri Lanka: A Cross-sectional Study, International Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities. (Accepted)

Chulani Herath (2020) The COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka: Multi-sectoral Healthcare and Other Workers on the Front Line – Risk and Challengers, International Symposium, Center for Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), United Kingdom.

Chulani Herath, (2018), A Comparative study of Interprofessional Education in Global Health Professional Education: A Systematic Review, International Conference on Health Sciences organized by the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Chulani Herath, (2015), Stigma and Discrimination influence on Family Care Pattern in Patients with Mental illness, Relationship and Experiences in Psychosis – An International Dialogue, The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, New York, USA

Chulani Herath, (2015), Socio-cultural barriers in counseling: Stigma and Unfamiliarity in Sri Lanka, 4th Asia Pacific Rim International Counseling Conference at Wuhan University, P.R. China

Chulani Herath, (2015) Stigma and Discrimination Influence on Family Care Pattern of Patient with Mental Illness, 3rd APA Conference – Asian Population Association – Kualalampur, Malaysia (Poster Presentation)

Akimoto Tatsuru, Chulani Herath, (2014) Indigenization of Social Work Education and Practice in Sri Lanka: An International Joint Research Conducted by Japan College of Social Work, Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research Conference, University of Peradeniya

Chulani Herath, (2014) Family Based Care for Mentally ill Patients, I-PURSE, University of Peradeniya

Chulani Herath, (2014) Improving Caring Patterns of Patients with Psychiatric Conditions, I-PURSE, University of Peradeniya

Chulani Herath, (2014) Understanding Sri Lankan International Students in Chinese Universities-Barriers and Challenges, International Conference of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Chulani Herath, (2013) Improving Family based care for mentally ill Patients, 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences on Culture, Globalization and the Developing World, Sri Lanka, Research Center for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

Chulani Herath, Dealing with Cultural Diversity to face the future challenge in Sri Lanka (2013), International Research Conference on Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Conference Abstracts and Paper Presentations (National):

Chulani Herath, (2013) Psycholinguistic Approach to Understanding Prosody Processing in High-Functioning Autism, First National Conference on General Linguistic, Department of Linguistic, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Chulani Herath, (2011) Introduction to Mental Health for Social Work in Sri Lanka, Role of the Psychiatric Social worker in in-patient & out-patients care, and community care, People Rural Development Association (PRDA) Colombo and McGrill University, UK

Chulani Herath, (2010) Family based care for mentally ill Patients (Evidence based Social Work Practice), Social Work Day Conference, Social Development, Policy, Research & Publication Division, National Institute of Social Development

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