Mrs.Luxmi Kamalarupan
Senior Lecturer (Gr I)

Designations :-
Head / Department of Nursing

Qualifications :-
B.Sc (Nursing), M.Phil in Nursing

E-Mail :- kluxmi@univ.jfn.ac.lk

Academic Profile
Activities
Admin Roles
Publications
Teaching

M.Phil in Nursing at Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Jaffna (2014)

B.Sc (Nursing) at Vinayaka Mission, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, India (2002)

Committee member:

Member of the University Research Committee (URC), University of Jaffna. (2018- 2021)
Member of Faculty board
Member of Scholarship, Fellowship and Staff Development Committee, Faculty of
Medicine
Community member of Information Technology, Library Monitoring and Development
Committee
Committee member of Section C, Jaffna Science Association (2016/17 , 2018/19)
Committee member of information technology subcommittee of FAHS
Life Member of Nurses Graduate foundation
Life Member of Jaffna Science Association
Member for B.Sc Radiography, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Member for Quality Assurance, Faculty of Medicine (2015)
Member of Canteen subcommittee Faculty of Medicine(2010)
Member for Planning committee, Faculty of Medicine (2009)
Member of Medical Education cell, Faculty of Medicine(2009)

Present occupation:

Senior Lecturer (Gr I) at Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Jaffna (2014- up to now)

Work Experiences:

Worked as Lecturer (Probationary) in Nursing at Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna from March 2006 – January 2014.

Worked as Programme Assistant at Regional Director of Health Service, Jaffna –from September 2005- February 2006.

Worked as Programme Assistant at Provincial Director Office, Trincomale from April 2005 – August 2005.

Worked as Public Health Nurse (PHN) at Medical Officer of Health office, Jaffna from February 2004- March 2005.

Positions Held (Appointments):

Coordinator for B.Sc. Nursing Programme from: 1st Dec 2015 – 1st Dec 2018
Student Counselor for Unit of Allied Health Sciences from:
01.02.2019 – 31.01.2020
01.02.2018 – 31.01.2019
01.07.2017 – 31.01.2018
01.09.2015 – 31.08.2016
21.03.2013 – 21.03.2014
Chairperson for Section C, Jaffna Science Association – 2017/2018
Chairperson for welfare – subcommittee of AHS from 16.05.2019 –up to now

Research work:

M.Phil. Thesis title: “factors affecting the feeding pattern of infants from birth to six months in Jaffna Municipal Council area”

Currently supervising (initial stage) a post graduate (M.Phil.) study on “Quality of Life among elders in Jaffna”

Reviewer for research papers for the ‘25th annual session of Jaffna Science association” in 2018 and “Jaffna University International research Conference (JUICE) in 2018.

Supervised more than 30 undergraduate students in nursing research project.

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”


Publication and Presentation:

Powsiga U, Coonghe PAD, Aravinthan M, Kamalarupan L, “OP20 Factors affecting knowledge and practice regarding weight management through life style modification among overweight and obese type 2 diabetes mellitus patients attending diabetic center at Teaching Hospital Jaffna” Proceeding of the 2nd Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019, Faculty of Medicine University of Jaffna, 12th & 13th December 2019. Pp 20.

Nivetha K, Kamalarupan L, Thabotharan D, Coonghe P.A.D, “OP38 Knowledge on prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage and influence of socio demographic and work related factors on it among midwives in Jaffna District” Proceeding of the 2nd Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019, Faculty of Medicine University of Jaffna, 12th & 13th December 2019. Pp 38.

Yanuthy U, Coonghe P.A.D, Guruparan M, Kamalarupan L, “OP6 Knowledge and practice related to diet and its correlates among the Islamic heart disease patients attending to cardiology clinic, Teaching Hospital Jaffna” Proceeding of the 2nd Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019, Faculty of Medicine University of Jaffna, 12th & 13th December 2019. Pp 06.

Murali S, Kamalarupan L, Coonghe P.A.D, Thabotharan D, “OP39 Factors influence the knowledge on pregnancy include hypertension and its management among midwives in Jaffna District” Proceeding of the 2nd Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019, Faculty of Medicine University of Jaffna, 12th & 13th December 2019. Pp 39.

Ayinkaran V, Kamalarupan L, Coonghe P.A.D, and Ragupathy A, “Research on management of snake bites and factors influencing on it among nursing officers working in government hospitals in Jaffna District” Abstract of the 2nd South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 pp 20.

Poorvajan V, Arulmoli J, Kamalarupan L, and Jegapragash V, “The knowledge on adult advanced life support and the influencing factors among the nursing officers working in the Teaching Hospital Jaffna” Abstract of the 2nd South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 pp 10.

Nandakumara W.G.R.M.S, Thabotharan D, Kamalarupan L, Coonghe P.A.D, “Factors of influencing on quality of work–life of the nurse working in Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Sri Lanka” (Abstract) 10th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotrlawala Defence University 2019. Pp47.

Dhayani S, Sivapalan K, Kamalarupan L, Thabotharan D, “Perception about the nursing profession Socio-Demographic factors influencing on the preparation and preference to choose nursing as future career among advanced level bioscience students in the Jaffna Educational Zone, Sri Lanka” (Abstract) 10th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotrlawala Defence University 2019. Pp65.

Shamanthi A, Sivapalan K, Kamalarupan L, “Influence of Socio-Demographic factors on Self-Foot care practices among the patients with type2 diabetic mellitus attending medical clinic, Teaching Hospital Jaffna” (Abstract) 10th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotrlawala Defence University 2019. Pp73.

Thaujanan K, Kamalarupan L, ThabotharanD, Coonghe P.A.D, 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 4th Jaffna University International research Conference-JUICE 2018. pp:132-134.

Thaujanan K, Kamalarupan L, Thabotharan D, Coonghe P.A.D, 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.

Jayathissa J.A.T.T.N, Kamalarupan L, Coonghe P.A.D, 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.

Nandakumara W.G.R.M.S, Thabotharan D, Kamalarupan L, Coonghe P.A.D, 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

Thaujanan K, Kamalarupan L, Thabotharan D, Coonghe P.A.D, 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.

Ekanavake J.M.S.E.B, Thabotharan D, Kamalarupan L, 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.

Nandakumara W.G.R.M.S, Thabotharan D, Kamalarupan L, GoongheP.A.D, 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 Kotelawala Defence University 10th International Research conference. page 47.

Dayani S, Sivapalan K, Kamalarupan L, Thabotharan D, 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 Kotelawala Defence University 10th International Research conference. page 65.

Shamanthi A, Sivapalan K, Kamalarupan L, 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 Kotelawala Defence University 10th International Research conference. page 73.

Viniththira V. and Kamalarupan L. 2016. “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”.

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.

Viniththira V. and Kamalarupan L. 2014. “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.

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.

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 44th APACPH Conference. pp 241.

Research interest area:

» Pediatric
» Maternity
» Public Health
» Geriatric
» Education