Prof. Dinesh Fernando
Professor in Forensic Medicine
 
   
   
Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of  Peradeniya
dineshmgfdo@yahoo.com
071-6522094
081-2396606
081-2389106
 
   
Educational Qualifications
D.Ac, MBBS, DLM, MD, DMJ(Lond.)
 
Research Interest
Perinatal pathology, Road Traffic Accindent, Emergency and Disaster Management
 
Positions Held
  • Head of the Department – Department of Forensic Medicine (2010-2014)
  • Director, Health Emergency and Disaster Management Centre,  Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (2007-2009, 2014-2016)
  • Chairman, Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (2013-2016)
  • Director, Research & Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (2017-2018)
  • Faculty representative to the International Research Centre, University of Peradeniya (2015-2016
  • Faculty representative to the Senate of the University of Peradeniya (2017-2018)
  • Programme Coordinator, Emergency & Disaster Management, Health Emergency & Disaster Management Training Centre, Faculty of Medicine (2007, 2009-2013)
  • Coordinator, combined MCQ paper for the ERPM (Examination for Registration to Practice Medicine), University Grants Commission (2013)
  • Course Co-ordinator, Medico-legal and Ethical aspects in disasters, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sector Disaster Management, Speciality board in Disaster Management, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010 to date)
  • National Coordinator, Public Health & Emergency Management in Asia and the Pacific (PHEMAP) (2008-2010)
  • Chairperson, 33rd Annual Academic Sessions of the Kandy Society Medicine, Sri Lanka (2011)
  • Editor, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka (2011)
  • Council member, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka (2008- 2013)
  • Vice president, University Forensic Specialists Association of Sri Lanka (2011 to date)
 
Awards and Memberships
  • Award for the best research paper presented at the 14th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists, Sri Lanka – March 2016.
  • Award of Excellence in Health Emergency Management, in recognition of the significant academic and professional contribution made to health emergency management in Sri Lanka, awarded by the World Health Organization, Ministry of Health and Nutrition, and the Health Emergency & Disaster Management Training Centre, University of Peradeniya – December 2015
  • Operations Medal for professional contribution to operation Cawdor awarded by the Australian Federal Police – March 2011
  • Award for the best research paper presented at the 9th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists, Sri Lanka – February 2011
  • Award in appreciation of professional contribution made in Thailand following the Asian tsunami by the Australian Federal Police – 2005
  • Editorial board member, University of Peradeniya brochure published in connection with the diamond jubilee celebrations (2016 to date)
  • Editorial board member of the Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law. (2010 to date) ISSN: 2012-7081
  • Editorial board member of the Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. (2013-2015) ISSN: 2012-8231
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Medical Association
  • Member of the Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka
  • Member of the Kandy Society of Medicine (council member 2010)
  • Member of the Acupuncture Foundation of Sri Lanka
  • Member of the skills lab development committee (2013 to date)
  • Member, Faculty Ethical Review Committee (2012 to date)
  • Member, Monitoring & Evaluation Committee (2007 to date)
  • Member, Research & Development Unit (2014-2017)
  • Member, Higher Degrees Committee (2010-2016)
  • Member, organizing committee, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Member, Faculty Research Committee (2012-2013)
  • Member, abstract review panel – 14th & 15th Annual academic sessions, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka.
  • Member, Forensic Dentistry training programme, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine (2009 to date). Appointed as coordinator in 2012.
  • Member, selection committee, Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (2011-2013)
  • Member, Board of Study in Forensic Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2009-2015)
  • Member, Speciality board in Disaster Management, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2009-2015)
  • Co-opted member, Board of Study in Forensic Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2007-2009)
  • Member, National Steering Committee, Development of the Kandy Emergency Medical Service and 110 system (2008/2009)
  • Member, National committee to develop the National plan for Disaster preparedness and response (2008/2009)
  • Member, National Task Force (trauma and medico-legal subcommittee) to develop Standard Operational Procedures for the health sector in Disaster Management (2008 to 2010)
  • Member, National Resource Pool, Gender Based Violence and Reproductive Health in Emergency Situations (2008 to 2010)
  • Member, Evaluation Management Committee, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Sri Lanka (2011)
  • Member, National steering committee for an action plan for the management of the dead in disaster situations & catastrophes (2012)
  • Member, National stakeholder programme on Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) conducted by USAID (2012)
 
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