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 Psycology 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 Overseas students Association, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China (2014- 2017)
  • Country Representative, Tongji Medical College Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China (2015-2017)
  • International Graduates Alumina Association, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Alumina Association of Sri Lanka 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 of the Sri Lanka Association of Professional Social Workers (2006 up to date)
  • Australia & New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc. 2014
Contributions:

Investigator – Evidence of Indigenization of Social Work Education in Sri Lanka, Under the joint research project on Internationalization & Indigenization of Social Work Education in Asia (2013), Conducted by Social Work Research Institute Asian Center for Welfare in Society, Japan College of Social Work, Japan

Assistant Researcher – National Survey on Prison Inmates and Prison Inmates Families all over the Island, (2007) Conducted by the National Institute of Social Development, Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare and the Department of Prison, Sri Lanka

Co-Investigator – Need Assessment for Develop the Certificate Course in Psycho-Social Intervention for Police Officers (2012), National Institute of Social Development in collaboration with GIZ, Germany

Co-Investigator – Impact Assessment of the Certificate Course in Psycho-Social Intervention for Police Officers (2013), National Institute of Social Development in collaboration with GIZ, Germany

Co-Investigator – Need Assessment for Curriculum development Diploma/Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Social Work (2012) in collaboration with Asia foundation

Co – Investigator- Need assessment for Curriculum Development in Diploma in Child Protection/ Diploma in Community Development and Social Work Intervention (2012/2013) National Institute of Social Development collaboration with the Sarvodaya Shramadhana Movement in Sri Lanka

Co-Investigator – Need Assessment for Develop a Fish Processing Centre Project in Trincomalee (2013) Sri Lanka in collaboration with Singapore Daimaru & Japan Daimaru Pvt Limited, Japan

Investigator – Feasibility Study to conduct Master of Social Work Degree Program in Sinhala Medium (2017), National Institute of Social Development, Sri Lanka

Programmes Coordination:

Course Coordination:

PLU 3307 -LIfespan Development/ PLU 3302 – Personality and Individual Differences

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.

Researches:

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

Research Full Papers:

Yong Gan, Yanhong Gong, Yawen Chen, Shiyi Cao, Liqing Li, Yanfeng Zhou, Chulani Herath, Wenzhen Li,Xingyue Song, Jing Li, Tingting Yang, Xiaoxv Yin, Zuxun Lu, (2018) Turnover intention and related factorsamong general practitioners in Hubei,China: a cross-sectional study, BMC Family Practice.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29793443

ChulaniHerath, 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.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/article-abstract/2441AED43209

 

Ongoing Research:

Herath, H.M.C.J. & Gamage, G.P. (2018-2019). Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant of Rs. 152,000 received to conduct a research under title: Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Undergraduate Students in the Open University of Sri Lanka. A Cross-Sectional Study.

Quality Assuarance Research Project “Reliability and Validity of the Quality Assessment Tools used in the Open University of Sri Lanka”.

Research Supervisions:

Research Supervision:

Master of Social Work Students’ Research Supervision – Master of Social Work Degree Program (2017), 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:

Conference Abstracts and Paper Presentations (International):

Chulani Herath, Liu Qiaoyan, (2019), Development of Disability and Rehabilitation Serviices in South Asia, RI Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Macao.

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& UkwattaWijayantha, (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, ChulaniHerath, (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

Herath.C, &Ukwatta.W (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

Ukwatta.W. &Herath. C, 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

Books Chapters:
International:

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

National:
ChulaniHerath, (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

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

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