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Dr. Nirosha Edirisinghe

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | School of Nursing

Career Summary

  • Nirosha Edirisinghe has more that 10 years of teaching experience in undergraduate and diploma  Nursing programmes in both state and non state higher education institutes
  • She joined to SLIIT as a lecturer, School of Nursing in 2022
  • Before joining SLIIT she had worked as a Temporary Demonstrator at University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Kotelawala Defence University and as a Research Assistant at University of Sri Jayewardenepura


  • PhD in Health Sciences- University of Sri Jayewardenepura -2022
  • B.Sc in Nursing (Hons)- University of Sri Jayewardenepura- 2011
  • Diploma in Information technology - UCSC- 2008
  • Certificate of Teaching for Higher Education- 2019


  • 01/2020 - 12/2021 - National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Scholarship
  • 2019/2020 08/2020 - Travel grant to attend IASP world Congress at Amsterdam, Netherlands from International Association for the study of Pain (IASP)
  • 04/2019 - Awarded two weeks training on 'clinical mentorship' at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK
  • 10/2022- Best paper award- Nursing and health Track at SLIIT International Conference for the advancement of Sciences and Humanities (SICASH-2022), Sri Lanka
  • 03/2023- Young Innovators Award 2023, 1st runner-up award- International Research Conference in Health Sciences – 2023, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Pain Assessment and Management
  • Holistic care
  • Clinical mentoring
  •  Health informatics


  • 2020 - to date - Council Member: Sri Lanka chapter-International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • 2012 - to date - Life member: Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • 2012 - to date  - Member: Sri Lanka Graduate Nurses Foundation (GNF)
  •  2016 - to date - Member: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • 2019 - to date - Member: Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

Ongoing Research

  • A collaborative research project ‘Developing a culturally relevant mentorship education program for Sri Lankan nurses through international, multi-disciplinary collaboration.’ (University of Central Lancashire- UK, Institute of Research and Development- Sri Lanka, Post Basic School of Nursing Sri Lanka) This project is supported by a Global Challenges Research Funding (GCRF) grant, UK.(2018) Co-investigator
  • A research project ‘Digitalization of Chronic Pain Services in Sri Lanka: the role of an Electronic Pain App (EPA) for pain assessment, record keeping, and management’ funded by KDU research grants 2021

My Publications

Journal Publications

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