Ms Luxmi Kamalaruban - B.Sc. in Nursing, M.Phil in Nursing

Senior Lecturer (Gr II) in Nursing
Email ID: kluxmi@univ.jfn.ac.lk

    Present occupation

    • Senior Lecturer (Gr II)at Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna (2014- up to now)

    Other working Experiences:

    1. Worked as Lecturer (Probationary) in Nursing at Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna from March 2006 – January 2014
    2. Worked as Programme Assistant at Regional Director of Health Service, Jaffna –from September 2005- February 2006.
    3. Worked as Programme Assistant at Provincial Director Office, Trincomale from April 2005 – August 2005
    4. Worked as Public Health Nurse (PHN) at Medical Officer of Health office, Jaffna from February 2004- March 2005.

    Positions Held &Committee member:

    1. Coordinator for B.Sc. Nursing Programme from: 1st Dec 2015 – 1stDec 2018
    2. Student Counsellor for Unit of Allied Health Sciences from: 01.02.2019- up to now (31.01.2020)
    3. Chairperson for Section C, Jaffna Science Association – 2017/2018
    4. Member of the University Research Committee (URC), University of Jaffna   (2018- 2021)
    5. Member of Faculty board (at present)
    6. Member of Scholarship, Fellowship and Staff Development Committee, Faculty of Medicine (at present)
    7. Community member of Information Technology, Library Monitoring and Development Committee,(at present)
    8. Committee member,of Section C, Jaffna Science Association (2016/17 , )
    9. Life Member of Nurses Graduate foundation
    10. Life Member of Jaffna Science Association
    11. Member for B.Sc Radiography, Unit of Allied Health Sciences (at present)
    12. Member for Quality Assurance, Faculty of Medicine (2015)
    13. Member for Planning committee, Faculty of Medicine (2009)
    14. Member of Medical Education cell,Faculty of Medicine(2009)
    15. Member of Canteen subcommitteeFaculty of Medicine(2010)

    Research work:

    1. MPhil. Thesis title: “factors affecting the feeding pattern of infants from birth to six months in Jaffna Municipal Council area”
    2. Currently supervising (initial stage) a post graduate (M.Phil.) study on “Quality of Life among elders in Jaffna”
    3. Reviewer for research papers for the ‘25thannual session of Jaffna Science association” in 2018 and “Jaffna University International research Conference (JUICE) in 2018.
    4. Supervised more than 30 undergraduate students in nursing research project.
    5. Obtained a Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientist(RTF-DCS), awarded by the Indian Government for the year of 2014/15. Project title was“factors contributing to teenage pregnancies and adverse reproductive outcome in Sri Lanka”

    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

    1. Thaujanan K., Kamalarupan L., ThabotharanD., P.A.D Goonghe., 2018, “Quality of Life and its associated factors among older women living in Nallur Divisional Secretariat Division, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka”.Conference proceedings of full paper of 4thJaffna University International research Conference-JUICE 2018. pp:132-134.
    2. Thaujanan K., KamalarupanL., ThabotharanD., P.A.D Goonghe., 2018, “Quality of Life and its associated factors among older women living in Nallur Divisional Secretariat Division, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka”.Proceeding of abstract of International Women conference, Sri Lanka. p- 21
    3. Jayathissa J.A.T.T.N, KamalarupanL. P.A.D. Coonghe,2018,“Prevalence and associated factors of pediculosis among grade eight and nine female students in Jaffna educational zone”. Proceeding of abstract of International Women conference, Sri Lanka.p-22.
    4. Nandakumara WGRMS, ThabotharanD., KamalarupanL., P.A.D Goonghe 2018, Factors influencing on quality of work life of the female nurses working in Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. proceeding of abstract of International Women conference, Sri Lanka, p:-19
    5. Thaujanan K., KamalarupanL., ThabotharanD., P.A.D Goonghe., 2017, “Quality of life and its associated factors among aged living in Nallur Divisional Secretariat, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka”.Proceedings of abstract of the International Nursing Congress. Vol 01, page 34.
    6. Ekanavake J.M.S.E.B, ThabotharanD., KamalarupanL., P.A.D Goonghe. 2017, “Knowledge on neonatal care and its associated socio-demographic factors among third trimester pregnant mothers in Nallur MOH area”. Conference proceedings of abstract of iPURSE.
    7. Nandakumara WGRMS, ThabotharanD., KamalarupanL., P.A.D Goonghe. 2017. “Factors influencing on quality of work life of the nurses working in Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of abstract of General Sir John KotelawalaDefence University 10thInternational Research conference.page 47.
    8. , SivapalanK., KamalarupanL., ThabotharanD. 2017. “Perception about nursing profession. Socio-Demographic factors influencing on the perception and preference to choose nursing as a future career among Advanced Level Bioscience students in the Jaffna Educational Zone, Sri Lanka”. Proceedings of abstract of General Sir John KotelawalaDefence University 10thInternational Research conference.page 65.
    9. , SivapalanK., KamalarupanL. 2017. “Influence of Socio-Demographic factors on Self-foot care practices among the patients with Type2 Diabetic Mellitus attending medical clinic, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Proceedings of abstract of General Sir John KotelawalaDefence University 10thInternational Research conference.page 73.
    10. Viniththira V. and Kamalarupan L. “Practice of self-medication among nursing students of College of nursing in Northern part of Sri Lanka”. International conference on “Optimizing health care quality, teamwork in educating, Research, and practice in University of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
    11. Viniththira V. and Kamalarupan L. 2015.”Study on Self Medication practice among the Nursing students of College of Nursing, Jaffna. Abstract presentation in the Annual Nursing Congress of The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 30th July 2015.
    12. Viniththira V. and Kamalarupan L. Preliminary study on self-medication practice among Allied Health Sciences students, University of Jaffna. Proceedings of abstract of the Jaffna Medical Association (JMA) Annual Scientific Session. pp 45-46.
    13. Kamalarupan L., Sivapalan K.,Surendrakumaran R. Sivarajah N. 2013. Factors affecting the early initiation of breastfeeding at birth in the Jaffna municipal council area. Annual Scientific Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka. pp22.
    14. Kamalarupan L., Sivapalan K., Surendrakumaran R. Sivarajah N 2012. Factors affecting the early initiation of breastfeeding at Birth in the Jaffna Municipal Council area. Proceedings of abstract of 44thAPACPH Conference.pp 241.

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