Dr Shyama Ratnayake


Associate Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Shyama Ratnayake is a registered nurse and an Associate Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.  Her research areas include aged care and nutrition. Additionally, she is interested in education provided to nurses on nutrition with older people and has contributed to a text book dedicated to caring for older people. She has extensive clinical, research and teaching experience in aged care.

Her MAppSc work determined the effect of cooking methods and post-processing storage temperatures of polished an unpolished rice.  Her PhD work explored the experiences of undergraduate nursing students regarding the nutrition of older people within the current curriculum practices used by the Australian undergraduate nursing degree.

Research Interests

  • Aged care
  • Nutrition

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD Western Sydney University
  • MAppSc University of Western Sydney
  • BN University of Western Sydney

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 9685 9502