Karunaratne, Dilmini



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Dilmini joined the University of Dundee, School of Medicine in April 2023 as a lecturer at the Centre for Medical Education. She has over nine years of work experience in Health Professions Education facilitating student learning, staff development, and continuing professional development. Dilmini also holds a fellowship of the higher education academy.

Dilmini completed her MD Medical Education at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2019,  exploring the development of clinical reasoning among novice medical graduates. Since then, she continues to have a special interest in this area and in qualitative research. Dilmini has a medical background and a master’s in biomedical informatics which feeds into her interests in technology applications in education.

Dilmini is passionate about Medical Education and finds it exciting to have diverse topics and areas that come with it to learn and explore. She enjoys and finds it fulfilling to support and facilitate the development of trainees. She has supervised MSc research projects on varying medical education topics in her previous role at the Hull York Medical School and continues to do the same in her current role. She was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award for the year 2020/2021 for undergraduate research supervision by the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka during her tenure there.

Research interests

Dilmini’s key research interests are in; Clinical reasoning, career transitions, supporting student learning, innovative teaching/learning methods, and technology applications in medical education. She also has a growing research interest in many areas including feedback, the influence of culture and being culturally sensitive, and Artificial intelligence and its impact on medical education.


Dilmini is a tutor for the Certificate, Diploma, and MSc Medical Education programmes offered by the University of Dundee. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, Medical Education, University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Oct 2019

Master in Science, Biomedical Informatics, University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Apr 2012

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Dec 2005


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