Dr Ven Veeramah Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Rangasamy Ven Veeramah Dip, CertEd, RMN, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD

Dr Ven Veeramah

Dr Rangasamy Ven V Veeramah
Dip, CertEd, RMN, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Health Development

Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

Faculty of Education and Health

Dr Ven Veeramah is a Senior Lecturer for Health Development in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Ven's professional background is in mental health nursing and he has worked in both inpatient areas and the community. He has been involved in the education and training of nurses and other health care professionals since 1987. 

His main interest is in research and evidenced-based practice, his PhD thesis was based mainly on the utilisation of research findings by graduate nurses and midwives and their attitude towards research.

Ven joined the university in 1993 as lecturer on research methods, statistics, epidemiology and health economics, on courses such as Introduction to Statistics, and Research Methods in Health & Social Care on the undergraduate programmes. He also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects and is a Link tutor, supporting student nurses and staff in clinical areas.

Posts held previously:

  • 1990-92, Senior Lecturer, Thames College of Health Care Studies
  • 1989-90, Senior Tutor, Mental Health, Greenwich and Bexley Health Authority. Main responsibility: Head of School of Nursing managing both staff and students
  • 1990-92, Senior Lecturer, Thames College of Health Care Studies
  • 1987-89, Tutor, Mental Health, Greenwich and Bexley Health Authority
  • Senior Lecturer, Health Development, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Lecturer on BSc Hons Health & Wellbeing; and BA Hons Health & Social Care programmes
  • Course coordinator for Introduction to Statistics; and Research Methods in Health & Social Care
  • Link tutor
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Member

Ven's research interests lie mainly within the field of evidence-based practice and the utilisation of research findings by nurses and midwives to inform their practice. Other areas of interest are in exploring issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, and the mentoring of pre-registration nursing and midwifery students.

Veeramah, V. (2016). Using an evidence base to inform practice. Nursing Times, 112(14), pp. 20 – 21.

Veeramah, V. (2016). The use of evidence-based information by nurses and midwives to inform practice.Journal of Clinical Nursing,25(3-4), pp. 340-350.

Veeramah, V. (2012). What are the barriers to good mentoring? Nursing Times, 108(39), pp. 12-15. 

Veeramah, V. (2012). Effectiveness of the new NMC mentor preparation course. British Journal of Nursing, 21(7), pp. 413-418.

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