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

Senior Lecturer, Health Development

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Ven Veeramah

Dr Rangasamy Ven V Veeramah

Senior Lecturer, Health Development


Dr Ven Veeramah is a Senior Lecturer for Health Development in the School of Human Sciences 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

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Health Development, School of Human Sciences
  • 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

Recognition

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Member

Research / Scholarly interests

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.

Recent publications

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.