Dr. Padmini Dahanayake
Senior Lecturer in Physiology
Email

p.dahanayake@yahoo.com, padminid@pdn.ac.lk

Phone (Office) 071 8099722 / 081 2396293
Fax

+ 94 812389106

Office address

Deparment of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya

 
Educational /Professional Qualifications

MBBS , MPhil

 
Employment 

Present:

Senior Lecturer in Medical Physiology, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka
 
Teaching Experience 

2009 – To date:

Undergraduate teaching of medical, dental and allied health sciences students
 
Research Interests 
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Auditory Neurophysiology
    • Auditory evoked potentials (BAEP)
  • Visual Neurophysiology
    • Visual evoked potentials (VEP)
    • Electroretinography (ERG)
Electro-oculography (EOG)
 
Technical/Research related skills 
  • Auditory evoked potentials (BAEP)
  • Visual evoked potentials (VEP)
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Electro-oculography (EOG)
 
Prizes, Awards and Scholarships 
  • Distinctions
    • Distinctions in Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Parasitology, Community Medicine, Pathology and Gyneacology and Obstetrics
  • Medals
    • Maneckbai Dadhabhoy Gold medal for Midwifery-Final MBBS- 2007
  • Prizes
    • Dr.Craib Prize- Third examination for medical degrees (part I) -2004
    • Naomi Thiagarajah memorial prize for midwifery - Final MBBS- 2007
    • Dr.H.M. Peiris prize for Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Final MBBS- 2007
    • Professor Kingsley de Silva prize for Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Final MBBS- 2007
  • Awards
    • Young Scientist Award in 8th FAOPS congress -2015-held in Thailand
    • K.N. Seneviratne Memorial Research Award – Physiology Society of Sri Lanka  (PSSL) - 2015
 
Positions Held in University and Professional Activities 
  • Theme coordinator of Annual sessions of Peradeniya University Research Sessions ( PURSE )  2012 held in July 2013
  • Faculty representative of the ceremonial committee of the Annual sessions of  Peradeniya International  University Research Sessions ( iPURSE )  held in July  2014
  •  Chief examiner of the excretion & reproduction module, MBBS undergraduate curriculum, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya from 2015
  •  Examiner  of the post graduate MSC sports science examination in 2015
  • Module Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya  since 2013
  • Vice president of Faculty Teachers association, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya for year 2013-2015
  • Served as an author for preparation of the Physiology Practical manual in 2010 and 2014 and 2015
  • Served as a student advisor for groups of students in batch 2008/09, 2009/10
  • Served as student mentor for group of students in batch 2011/12,2013/14,2014/15
  •  Examiner for the undergraduate examinations in Faculty of Medicine held from 2009 to Date
  • Examiner for the undergraduate examinations in Faculty of dental sciences
  • Examiner for the undergraduate examinations in Faculty of allied Health Sciences
  • Member of the Research & Development unit, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya
  • Served as a Reviewer of the MSC sports programme, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya in 2015
  • Served as a Reviewer of the abstracts for the i-PURSE 2015 and 2016 sessions, University of Peradeniya
  • Member of the structure and function committee ,8th medical exhibition,2015 ,Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya
 
Memberships in Professional bodies and other Associations 
  • Life Member, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)
  • Life Member, Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM)
 

 

   
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