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I joined Kingston University in 2009 as a senior lecturer, having completed my undergraduate and PhD studies at the same. My academic teaching responsibilities are primarily linked to modules covering database systems, software engineering, Java programming and software development practices at BSc(Hons) and MSc levels. I also work as the Course Director for the Software Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems courses. My research interests are on clinical databases, data mining-visualisation techniques, business process modelling and software quality assurance. I also have experience in designing data set specifications, extraction, processing and analysis of routinely collected data.
The primary research interest is on the representation of primary care consultation tasks using business analysis process models to support information system solutions. This also involves investigations into techniques for data mining, observation and modelling of primary care consultation workflows, and also quality assurance and process improvements within the primary care settings. I also have experience in designing data set specifications, extraction, processing and analysis for epidemiological research projects using routinely collected clinical data. My other teaching and research interests are on information systems and services, databases, web-databases, web technologies and object oriented programming techniques.
Pearce, Christopher Martin, Kumarapeli, Pushpa and de Lusignan, Simon (2013) "Effects of exam room EHR use on doctor-patient communication: a systematic literature review" - Triadic and other key terms may have identified additional literature. Informatics in Primary Care, 21(1), pp. 40-42. ISSN (print) 1476-0320
Kumarapeli, P. and de Lusignan, S. (2013) Using the computer in the clinical consultation; setting the stage, reviewing, recording, and taking actions: multi-channel video study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 20(e1), e67-e75. ISSN (online) 1067-5027
Kumarapeli, P. and De Lusignan, S (2012) Using the computer in the clinical consultation: setting the stage, reviewing, recording and taking action: multi-channel video study. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 20(e1), e37-e75. ISSN (print) 0098-7484
Gibbings-Isaac, Darryl, Iqbal, Mudassar, Tahir, Mohammad Aumran, Kumarapeli, Pushpa and de Lusignan, Simon (2012) The pattern of silent time in the clinical consultation: an observational multichannel video study. Family Practice, 29(5), pp. 616-621. ISSN (print) 0263-2136
De Lusignan, Simon, Nitsch, Dorothea, Belsey, Jonathan, Kumarapeli, Pushpa, Vamos, Eszter Panna, Majeed, Azeem and Millett, Christopher (2011) Disparities in testing for renal function in UK primary care: cross-sectional study. Family Practice, 28(6), pp. 638-646. ISSN (print) 0263-2136
de Lusignan, S., Pearce, C., Kumarapeli, P., Stavropoulou, C., Kushniruk, A., Sheikh, A., Shachak, A. and Mendis, K. (2011) Reporting observational studies of the use of information technology in the clinical consultation. A position statement from the IMIA Primary Health Care Informatics working group (IMIA PCI WG). IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 6(1), pp. 39-47. ISSN (print) 0943-4747
Debar, Safia, Kumarapeli, Pushpa, Kaski, Juan Carlos and De Lusignan, Simon (2010) Addressing modifiable risk factors for coronary heart disease in primary care: an evidence-base lost in translation. Family Practice, 27(4), pp. 370-378. ISSN (print) 0263-2136
Pflug, Bernhar, Kumarapeli, Pushpa, van Vlymen, Jeremy, Ammenwerth, Elske and De Lusignan, Simon (2010) Measuring the impact of the computer on the consultation: an open source application to combine multiple observational outputs. Informatics for Health & Social Care, 35(1), pp. 10-24. ISSN (print) 1753-8157
deLusignan, Simon, Kumarapeli, Pushpa, Chan, Tom, Pflug, Bernhard, vanVlymen, Jeremy, Jones, Beryl and Freeman, George (2008) The ALFA (Activity Log Files Aggregation) Toolkit: a method for precise observation of the consultation. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10(4), ISSN (print) 1439-4456
Refsum, Charlotte, Kumarapeli, Pushpa, Gunaratne, Aruni, Dodds, Richard, Hasan, Ali and De Lusignan, Simon (2008) Measuring the impact of different brands of computer systems on the clinical consultation: a pilot study. Informatics in Primary Care, 16(2), pp. 119-127. ISSN (print) 1476-0320
Kumarapeli, P., De Lusignan, S, Koczan, P, Jones, B. and Sheeler, I (2008) The feasibility of using UML to compare the impact of different brands of computer system on the clinical consultation. Informatics in Primary Care, 15(4), pp. 245-253. ISSN (print) 1476-0320
Kumarapeli, P., de Lusignan, S., Ellis, T. and Jones, B. (2007) Using Unified Modelling Language (UML) as a process-modelling technique for clinical-research process improvement. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 32(1), pp. 51-64. ISSN (print) 1753-8157
Kumarapeli, P., Stephaniuk, R., de Lusignan, S., Williams, R. and Rowlands, C. (2006) Ethnicity recording in general practice computer systems. Journal of Public Health, 28(3), pp. 283-287. ISSN (print) 1741-3842
Kumarapeli, Pushpa, De Lusignan, Simon and Robinson, Judas (2006) Online resources for chronic kidney disease (CKD) for primary care. Informatics in Primary Care, 14(2), pp. 139-142. ISSN (print) 1476-0320
De Lusignan, S., Hague, N., van Vlymen, J. and Kumarapeli, P. (2006) Routinely-collected general practice data are complex, but with systematic processing can be used for quality improvement and research. Informatics in Primary Care, 14(1), pp. 59-66. ISSN (print) 1476-0320
Pathirannehelage, Sameera, Kumarapeli, Pushpa, Byford, Rachel, Yonova, Ivelina and Ferreira, Filipa (2018) Uptake of a dashboard designed to give realtime feedback to a sentinel network about key data required for influenza vaccine effectiveness studies. In: Ugon, Adrien , Karlsson, Daniel , Klein, Gunnar O. and Moen, Anne, (eds.) Building continents of knowledge in oceans of data : the future of co-created eHealth. Amsterdam, The Netherlands : IOS Press. pp. 161-165. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, (247)) ISSN (print) 0926-9630 ISBN 9781614998518
Pearce, Christopher, Kumarapeli, Pushpa and De Lusignan, Simon (2010) Getting seamless care right from the beginning – Integrating computers into the human interaction. In: Blobel, Bernd , Hvannberg, Ebba Þóra and Gunnarsdóttir, Valgerður, (eds.) Seamless Care – Safe Care - The Challenges of Interoperability and Patient Safety in Health Care. Amsterdam : IOS Press. pp. 196-202. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, (155)) ISSN (print) 0926-9630 ISBN 9781607505624
Michalakidis, Georgios, Kumarapeli, Pushpa, Ring, Andre, van Vlymen, Jeremy, Krause, Paul and De Lusignan, Simon (2010) A system for solution-orientated reporting of errors associated with the extraction of routinely collected clinical data for research and quality improvement. In: Safran, C. , Reti, S. and Marin, R.F., (eds.) MEDINFO 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics. Amsterdam, Netherlands : IOS Press. pp. 724-728. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 160(160)) ISBN 9781607505877
De Lusignan, S., Kumarapeli, P., Debar, S., Kushniruk, A.W. and Pearce, C. (2009) Using an open source observational tool to measure the influence of the doctor's consulting style and the computer system on the outcomes of the clinical consultation. In: Adlassnig, Klaus-Peter , Blobel, Bernd , Mantas, John and Masic, Izet, (eds.) Medical Informatics in a United and Healthy Europe. Amsterdam : IOS Press. pp. 1017-1021. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 150(150)) ISSN (print) 0926-9630 ISBN 9781607500445
Kumarapeli, Pushpa and De Lusignan, Simon (2010) A head to head comparison of EMIS PCS and INPS Vision. In: Scottish Clinical Information Management in Practice (SCIMP) 2010 conference; 2-3 Nov 2010, Crieff, Scotland, UK.
Kumarapeli, Pushpa (2009) Systematic and personalised approaches to managing CVS risk in the primary care consultation: a multi-camera video assessment. In: Society for Academic Primary Care Regional Conference; 29-30 Jan 2009, Cambridge, U.K..
De Lusignan, Simon, Kumarapeli, Pushpa, Debar, Safia, Kushniruk, Andre W. and Pearce, Chris (2009) Using an open source observational tool to measure the influence of the doctor's consulting style and the computer system on the outcomes of the clinical consultation. In: The Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) 2009; 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bhanahbai, H., Kumarapeli, P. and De Lusignan, S. (2008) The use of silence in the computer mediated consultation. In: Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Scientific Meeting (SAPC ASM); 9-11 Jul 2008, Galway, Eire.
Pflug, B., Kumarapeli, P., van Vlymen, J., Chan, T., Ammenwerth, E. and De Lusignan, S. (2008) Measuring the impact of the computer on the consultation: an application to synchronise multi-channel video, automated monitoring, and rating scales. In: Healthcare Computing 2008 (HC2008); 21-23 April 2008, Harrogate, U.K..
Moulene, Maigaelle V., De Lusignan, Simon, Freeman, George, van Vlymen, Jeremy, Sheeler, Ian, Singleton, Andrew and Kumarapeli, Pushpa (2007) Assessing the impact of recording quality target data on the GP consultation using multi-channel video. In: 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics; 20-24 Aug 2007, Brisbane, Australia. ISBN 9781586037741
Kumarapeli, P., Dodds, R. and De Lusignan, S (2007) Observing and Modelling the Core Computer-based Activities of the General Practice Consultation. In: European Federation for Medical Informatics; 30 May - 1 June 2007, Brijuni, Croatia.
Kumarapeli, Pushpa, DeLusignan, S, Ellis, Timothy and Jones, Beryl (2006) Using Unified Modelling Language (UML) as a process-modelling technique for clinical-research process improvement. In: 23rd Conference on Current Perspectives in Health Informatics; 2006, Birmingham, U.K..
Kumarapeli, Pushpa (2011) Modelling the computerised clinical consultations: a multi-channel video study. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, uk.bl.ethos.548189.