Department of Nursing

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. H.D.W.T. Dasanayake


Official Address :

Department of Nursing,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Augusta Hill, Sri Amarawansa Mawatha
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

damayanthi74@ahs.pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-81-2388820




  • PhD (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
  • MSN (Nursing Administration) (Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
  • MSc (Food & Nutrition) (University of Peradeniya)
  • BSc (Nursing) 1st Class (The Open University of Sri Lanka)
  • Diploma in Nursing (School of Nursing, Kurunegala)

  • Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya.
  • Visiting lecturer at the Open University of Sri Lanka in Nutrition for Nurses and Research in Nursing courses
  • Registered Nurse at Sri Lanka Medical Council
  • Registered Nurse at Sri Lanka Nursing Council
  • Registered Nutritionist at Sri Lanka Medical Council
  • Nursing Officer (1998-2012)
    • Professorial Surgical Unit_National Hospital of Sri Lanka (1998-2000)
      :Experiance in preoperative work up and post surgical care of variety of
      surgical conditions including vascular, hepato biliary pancreatic, portal
      hypertension, upper and lower gastro intestinal diseases, renal transplantation,
      surgical emergencies and upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy.
    • Operating Theater B_National Hospital of Sri Lanka (2000-2004) :Experience
      in variety of surgical operations including major vascular (AAA bypass), renal
      transplantation, liver and esophageal resection, pancreatic resection, bowel
      resection and laparoscopic surgeries.
    • Medical casualty ward-Base Hospital, Kuliyapitiya (2004-2005).
    • Operating Theater, Emergency Treatment Unit, Medical Casualty ward,
      General Clinic - District General Hospital, Matale (2005-2008)
    • Quality management Unit - District General Hospital, Matale (2010-2012)

  • Lecturer in charge, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya (2012-2015)
  • Student Counsellor- Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya (2013-2014)
  • Senior Treasurer – Buddhist Association- Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya (2013-2014)
  • Member- Research Allowance Committee- Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya (2014)
  • Member- Organizing Committee, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions 2014

    Memberships

  • Member of GNFSL (Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka)

  • Member of SLNA (Sri Lanka Nurses Association)

  • Member of IHLA (International Health Literacy Association)

  • Member of AHLA (Asian Health Literacy Association)

  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

  • Member of CUGH (Consortium of Universities for Global Health)


  • Awards

  • Partial scholarship from NCAS (National Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences) for PhD program

  • Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency Scholarship for MSN (Nursing Administration)

  • Travel Grant of International Research Centre, University of Peradeniya to participate in International Conference on “Visibility & Versatility : Nurses at the Forefront of care”, Singapore

  • Roberta Cary Prize for Excellence in Nursing 2004

  • Athabasca University Gold medal for Excellence in Nursing 2004

  • Nutrition
  • Community Health
  • Nursing Administration
  • Health Literacy
  • Global Health
Google Scholar| Research Gate |   ORCID : 0000-0002-5362-0751

  • HDWT Damayanthi, FM Moy, LA Khatijah, SD Dharmaratne. Malnutrition and Associated Factors among Community-dwelling Elderly in Sri Lanka, Annals of Global Health 83 (1), 77
  • HDWT Damayanthi, S Dharmaratne. Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Nursing Undergraduates in a University, Sri Lanka–A Pilot Study, International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 14, S9
  • HDWT Damayanthi, Perceived Stressors among undergraduate nursing students in university of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka -International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 4, Issue 6, June 2014 1-ISSN 2250-3153
  • HDWT Damayanthi, O Wichaikhum, R Chontawan, Predicting factors of job satisfaction among nurses, International Journal of Pharmacy & Bioscience, Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2014
  • HDWT Damayanthi, Leadership style of Nurse Managers. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 4, Issue 8, August 2014
  • HDWT Damayanthi, FM Moy, LA Khatijah, SD Dharmaratne, Malnutrition and associated factors among community dwelling elderly in Sri Lanka, at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 2017 Conference in Washington, DC, April 7 to 9, 2017
  • HDWT Damayanthi, FM Moy, LA Khatijah, SD Dharmaratne, Factors associated with handgrip strength among community dwelling elderly in Sri Lanka, 4thAsian Health Literacy Association (AHLA) International Health Literacy Conference Vietnam 7-9 November 2016
  • Abeywickrama HM, Damayanthi HDWT, Wimalasiri KMS. Assessment of dietary diversity among community dwelling elderly in Kandy district – A Pilot study, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions,2016
  • HDWT Damayanthi, SD Dharmaratne. Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Nursing Undergraduates in a University, Sri Lanka – a Pilot Study. Optimizing Healthcare Quality: Teamwork in Education, Research, and Practice in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22-24 June 2016
  • HDWT Damayanthi. Handgrip Strength as a Predictor of Functional Disability among Community Dwelling Elderly in Sri Lanka. Optimizing Healthcare Quality: Teamwork in Education, Research, and Practice in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22-24 June 2016
  • HDWT Damayanthi, Breakfast Practices among Primary School Children in a Mixed Government School in Kandy Municipality area, Sri Lanka -A Pilot Study. Optimizing Healthcare Quality: Teamwork in Education, Research, and Practice in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22-24 June 2016)
  • HDWT Damayanthi. Perceived Stressors among undergraduate nursing students in university of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka at 8th Asia Pacific Nurses Convention (ASPAN) 9th to 11th, May 2014, Singapore
  • HDWT Damayanthi. Predicting factors of job satisfaction among nurses at Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, 4th to 5th July 2014, Sri Lanka