Mrs. G.G.W. Chamali Wijesekara (On Study Leave)

Lecturer in Nursing

B.Sc. (Nursing) (USJP), M.Sc. (Hlth. Sc.) (HKR, Sweden), RN

Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences
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Contact:

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

Office: 112881325, Ext: 325 Mobile: +61416076430

E-mail: ggwij@ou.ac.lk wijesekara.chamali5@gmail.com


Education

1. Ph.D. candidate, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

2. MSc (Health Sciences) (October 2017), Kristianstad University, Sweden,

3. Certificate course in Teaching in Higher Education, the Open University of Sri Lanka -2016/1017

4. BSc (Nursing) Special Degree (April 2010), Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP, Sri Lanka

Employment History

Lecturer (on contract), Department of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka Matara Regional Centre -Sept. 2010-Jan 2013

Professional Qualifications

Registered Nurse (RN) at Sri Lanka Medical Council (Registration Number: 27806)

Research interests:

Child Health Nursing, Public Health, Nutrition, Physical activity

Affiliations:

NULL

Awards:

Research Awards

  • Silver Medal for the best practices in ODL to the conference paper of “Development and Testing of a Mobile Application through design-based research” at 31st Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), 27-29 September 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Finalist of Queensland University of Technology 2021 Visualise Your Thesis Competition held on 15 September 2021, Australia

Scholarships

  • Financial Assistance from UGC, Sri Lanka under the scheme of “Financial Assistance to University Teachers for Higher Studies”- 2018
  • Financial Assistance from the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) for postgraduate studies- 2018
  • HDR Tuition Fee Sponsorship from Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Research Grants

  • Faculty Research Grants from the Faculty of Health Sciences, OUSL – 2016 & 2017
Publications:

Wijesekara, G. G. W. C., Sendall, M., McGraw, K., King, N., & Gamage, M. (2021, September 15). A digital story to improve healthy eating and physical activity of young people [Audio-visual material]. Visualize Your Thesis (VYT) Competition 2021 QUT Final, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. https://www.qut.edu.au/engage/industry-and-partnerships/work-with-students/research-student-engagement/graduate-research-student-showcase

Wijesekara, G. G. W. C., Sendall, M., McGraw, K., King, N., & Gamage, M. (2021, August 5). A digital story to improve healthy eating and physical activity [Oral presentation]. Three Minutes Thesis (3MT) 2021 Faculty Competition, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Jayatilleke, B.G., Ranawaka, G.R., & Wijesekara, G.G.W.C. (2020). Summative evaluation of a mobile learning application using a tablet computer: Experiences of health science learners. 18th Open University Research Sessions (OURS), 12-13 November 2020, The Open University of Sri Lanka

Wijesekara, G. G. W. C., Sendall, M., McGraw, K., King, N., & Gamage, M. (2020). Digital Storytelling in promotion of healthy eating and physical activity of young people and their parents in Sri Lanka. Impact Makers 2020 Conference hosted by School of Public Health and Social Work, 11 November 2020, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Jayatilleke, B. G., Ranawaka, G. R., Wijesekara, C., & Kumarasinha, M. C. B. (2018). Development of mobile application through design-based research. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/AAOUJ-02-2018-0013

Jayatilleke, B.G., Wijesekara, G.G.W.C & Ranawaka, G.R. (2017). Access and use of e-technologies by the undergraduates of the Faculty of Health Sciences. 15th Open University Research Sessions- OURS 2017. ISSN 2012-9912, p.5-9 (Extended Abstract & Oral Presentation).

Jayatilleke, B., Ranawaka, G., Wijesekara, C. & Kumarasinha, M. (2017). Development and testing of a mobile application through design-based research, published in the proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities, 27-29 September 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, p. 49 (Abstract & Oral presentation)

Monika, K., Wijerathne, H.G.I., Gunarathne, G.A.M.I.L. Wijesekara, G.G.W.C. & Madhavi, A.V.P. (2017). Mothers’ experience of having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 15th Open University Research Sessions- OURS 2017. ISSN 2012-9912, p.209-212 (Extended Abstract & Oral Presentation).

Rupawaththa, D., Dilrukshi, E.S.A., Chandrasena, H.M.A.R., Wijesekara, G.G.W.C., & Madhavi, A.V.P. (2015). Critical care nurses’ knowledge and practices on administering total parenteral nutrition for critically ill patients in two selected hospitals in Sri Lanka, published in the proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka (19th & 20th November 2015, p.155-158, ISSN 2012-9912 @2015

Nadeeka, P.G., Edirisinghe, W.S.U., Sandamali, W.L.P., Wijesekara, G.G.W.C., & De Silva, B.S.S. (2015). Factors associated with formula feeding during the period of exclusive breast feeding, published in the proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka (19th & 20th November 2015, p.171-174, ISSN 2012-9912 @2015

Karannagoda, D.I.U.K., Leelarathne, K.A.T.D., Wimalasooriya, K.B., Wijesekara, G.G.W.C. & Madhavi, A.V.P. (2014). Nurses’ knowledge and practices regarding the nutritional management of patients with naso-gastric tube feeding, published in the proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka (27th & 28th November 2014, p.113-116, ISSN 2012-9912 @2014 – copy of the published article is included after the CV

Randeni, R.M.H., Wanniachchi, S.S.K., Bisomenike, S.H.M., Wijesekara, G.G.W.C. & De Silva, B.S.S. (2014). The need of a community health nurse: a community perspective, published in the proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27th & 28th November 2014 (p117-120); ISSN 2012-9912 @2014

Wijayasundara, W.M.S.K., Gunathilaka, K.P.P.C., Senavirathna, H.M.S., De Silva, B.S.S., & Wijesekara, G.G.W.C. (2013). Factors influencing low birth weight in babies born in Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura, published in the proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka (27th & 28th November 2013, p.189-192), ISSN 2012-9912 @2013

Madhavi, A.V.P., Jayawrdena, J.M.S., Premachandra, H.G.N.D., Kumarasinghe, H.M.A.K., & Wijesekara, G.G.W.C. (2013). Mothers’ experience of maternity care during labour, published in the proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka (27th & 28th November 2013, p.211-214, ISSN 2012-9912 @2013

Wijesekara, G.G.W.C., & Seneviratne, S.M.K.S. (2011). Treatment compliance and its correlates in adult asthma patients attending Colombo South Teaching Hospital, published in the proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka (15th September 2011, p.164-166, ISSN 2012-9912 @2011

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