Sonya Chelvanayagam

Sonya Chelvanayagam

  • 01202 962167
  • schelvanayagam at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
  • Bournemouth House B402, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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Biography

Sonya Chelvanayagam MSc, RN, PgDip (Learning & Teaching) is a lecturer in mental health nursing at Bournemouth University. She is a registered mental health nurse and adult nurse who has worked in a variety of care services such as HIV and gastroenterology. This has involved Sonya in working with people who experience either physical or mental illnesses or a combination of physical symptoms and mental health problems.

Research

Research interests include mental and physical health, gastrointestinal disorders and related psychopathology, eating disorders, stigma, bariatric surgery.

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Whayman, K., Duncan, J., O'Connor, M. and Chelvanayagam, S., 2010. Psychosocial Aspects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nursing. Quay Books.
  • Chelvanayagam, S., 2008. Stigma & Taboos. In: Norton, C., Williams, J., Taylor, C., Nunwa, A. and Whayman, K., eds. Oxford Textbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Chelvanayagam, S., 2008. Chronic and malignant pain management in gastrointestinal disorders. In: Norton, C., Williams, J., Taylor, C., Nunwa, A. and Whayman, K., eds. Oxford Textbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 698-699.
  • Chelvanayagam, S., 2008. Stigma & Taboos. In: Norton, C., Williams, J., Taylor, C., Nunwa, A. and Whayman, K., eds. Textbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 22.

Conferences

  • Chelvanayagam, S., 2015. Is there a role for mental health nurses in bariatric services? In: Network for Psychiatric Nurses Research (NPNR) 2015 Manchester.
  • Chelvanayagam, S., Abernethy, K., Norton, C. and Pitkin, J., 2006. The prevalence of faecal incontinence in menopausal women. In: International Continence Society 2006 UK.
  • Lee, S. and Chelvanayagam, S., 2005. Involvement of service users in the education of student nurses. In: 3rd International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research 2005 Japan.
  • Chelvanayagam, S., 2005. Supporting women with faecal incontinence. In: RCN Gastroenterology & Stoma Care Nursing Forum Annual Conference & Exhibition 2005 Telford.
  • Lee, S. and Chelvanayagam, S., 2004. Student nurses evaluation of training by service users. In: International Nursing Conference 2004 Gibraltar.
  • Chelvanayagam, S., 1999. The use of focus groups to develop a quality of life measure for faecal incontinence. In: RCN Gastroenterology and Stoma Care Nursing Conference 1999 Eastbourne.
  • Wood, S., 1996. Trends and Treatment in HIV-related Dementia. In: The Forgotten Age, Younger people & Dementia 1996 London.
  • Langford, A., Wood, S. and Catalan, J., 1994. Mania and HIV related brain impairment: A strategy for care. In: 5th European Conference for Nurses in AIDS Care 1994 Dublin.
  • Wood, S., 1994. The role of the liaison psychiatric nurse in HIV care. In: AIDS Impact 2nd Biopsychosocial International Conference 1994 Brighton.
  • Wood, S., 1993. The role of the liaison psychiatric nurse in HIV care. In: 4th European Conference for Nurses in AIDS Care 1993 Budapest.

Internet Publications

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Practice Portfolio Unit 2 (PPU 3)
  • Physical care in mental health settings
  • Practice Portfolio Unit 2 (PPU 2)
  • Anatomy and Physiology during the lifespan – shared unit
  • Personal and professional development – shared unit

External Responsibilities

  • Nurse Education Today, Reviewer (2012-)
  • Gastrointestinal Nursing, Reviewer (2012-)
  • British Journal of Nursing, Reviewer (2012-)

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning (HE) (University of Hertfordshire, 2005)
  • MSc in Mental Health Studies (King’s College London, 1999)

Memberships

  • The Nursing & Midwifery Council, Registered Nurse (Adult) (1987-),
  • The Nursing & Midwifery Council, Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (1985-),
The data on this page was last updated at 04:06 on January 19, 2018.