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Dr Harry Chummun

Dr Narain (Harry) Chummun RN, RNT, BSc Hons, PhD

Dr Harry Chummun

Dr Narain (Harry) Chummun
RN, RNT, BSc Hons, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing

Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Narain Harryduth Chummn is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich.

In 1995, he obtained his BSc Hons in Applied Biological Sciences. His final thesis was about genetics of ageing and in 2000, his PhD focused on the effects of stress hormones (endocrinology) on bone chemistry throughout the life span and in pregnancy.

Harry trained as an adult nurse at the Dreadnought Hospital, Greenwich and worked in practice at various levels in Greenwich District Hospital, St. Georges Hospital, Lewisham Hospital and King Saud University Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

He joined the University of Greenwich, School of Health & Social Care in 1991 as a Senior Lecturer. His academic interest is applied biological sciences (endocrinology and genetics) relating to health and diseases, and his clinical interest lies in care of the elderly. He is lecturer on various pre-registration programs: nursing, midwifery and paramedic science, as well as post-registration pathways, such as health visiting.

He also leads on the implementation and monitoring of the nationally agreed agenda to promote genetics and genomics education for health care professionals within the pre-registration curriculum. He supervises project students at undergraduate, Master's and PhD level.

He has numerous publications on stress management, cardiac and pharmacogenomics in national and international professional journals. He has published chapters on stress and genetics/genomics, and he is presently co-writing a workbook on anatomy and physiology for future health care professionals.

Harry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB)/UK.

Posts held previously:

  • 2000-01, Program Leader, BSc Hons Nursing, University of Greenwich
  • 1991-2000, Senior Lecturer, Adult Branch Leader, University of Greenwich
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Course lecturer on pre-registration programs and post-registration pathways
  • Lead for genetic and genomics on pre-registration nursing
  • Supervises undergraduate, Master's and Doctorate student projects
  • Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB)
  • Reviewer for British Journal of Nursing: Sentinel Reader, Evidence-Based Online Nursing Journal Group (Canada)
  • Editorial Board member, International Journal of Nurse Education and Practice (Canada)

In recent years Harry's research interest has focused on diabetic education and stress management, endocrinology and genetic and genomic education.

Chummun, H. (2011). Understanding pharmacogenomics: applications in prescribing. Nurse Prescribing, 9(8), pp. 402-407.

Wright, K., Sweet, P., Ascott, N., Chummun, H., Taylor, J., Meerabeau, E. and Wright, K. (2011). Managing common symptoms of long-term conditions. Long-Term Conditions: Nursing Care and Management, pp. 135.

Chummun, H. (2011). Genetic/Genomics of well-being. In: A. Knight, and A. McNaught, eds., Understanding wellbeing: An introduction for students and practitioners of health and social care. Lantern Publishing Ltd.

Chummun, H. (2011). The management of hypertension: the impact of nurse-led clinics. Nurse Prescribing, 9(2), pp. 68-74.

Chummun, H. (2009). Understanding changes in cardiovascular pathophysiology. British Journal of Nursing, 18(6), pp. 359-364.

Chummun, H., Tilley, V. and Ibe, J. (2009). 3, 4-methylenedioxyamfetamine (ecstasy) use reduces cognition. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 19(2), pp. 94-100.

Chummun, H. (2009). Reducing the incidence of coronary heart disease. British Journal of Nursing, 18(14), pp. 865-870.

Chummun, H. (2009). Hypertension: a contemporary approach to nursing care. British Journal of Nursing, 18(13), pp. 784-789.

Chummun, H., Lutchman, A. and Gopaul, K. (2009). Current guidance on the management of acute coronary syndrome. British Journal of Nursing, 18(21), pp. 1292-1298.

Chummun, H. and Tiran, D. (2008). Increasing Research Evidence in Practice: A possible role for the Consultant Nurse. Journal of Nursing Management, 16, pp. 327–333.

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Chummun, H. (2012). Assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practice of type II diabetes mellitus patients in Doha, Qatar & Impact of a patient education toolkit on knowledge, attitudes and practice of type II Qatari diabetics. In: University of Greenwich and Kent and Medway local Research Network, 18.4.12.

Chummun, H. (2005). Research in Reflexology. In: International Reflexology Conference. University of Salford, Manchester.

Chummun, H. (2004). Boron and bone markers in women of different ages. University of Greenwich.

Chummun, H. (2004). Possible physiological explanations for the mechanism of action of reflexology. In: 2nd International Touch Conference. University of Salford, Manchester.

Chummun, H. (2003). Comparative stress & the mature student: an educational perspective. Science Museum, London.

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