Jayewardene, Dharshana



Dharsh is a final year PhD student based in the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds. After graduating with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, he worked for a high street bank, first as a graduate trainee, and then for a number of years as an Operations Improvement Consultant. This time in industry stimulated Dharsh’s interest in the way people behave at work, particularly their responses to change. After leaving the bank, this interest was pursued through the completion of an MSc in Occupational Psychology, again at the University of Sheffield. Following successful completion of the course, Dharsh took a position as a research assistant at the Socio-Technical Centre at the University of Leeds, working on a range of projects around job design, pro-environmental behaviour and operational capability. In 2012, he began his PhD at Leeds on the Mobile Smartphone Applications for Healthcare Practitioners. The PhD, funded by BIHR, employs a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods within a realist methodological framework, and is focused on understanding the influence of context on successful use.