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ORCID: 0000-0002-2339-1572
ResearcherID: I-7654-2017
Seyed
Shahmy
Senior Scientist in Science Advice and S&T Status Review at National Science and Technology Commission
Science Advice and S&T Status Review
Sri Lanka, Srilanka
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About

Seyed Shahmy is a pharmacologist, a chartered biostatistician, and a chartered manager with over 15 years of work experience in science administration in a couple of academic-based multi-center clinical research organizations, and extensive experience in research implementation and monitoring in resource-poor settings. He has been honoured with a number of prestigious awards for his collaborative scholarly works published in reputed international scientific outlets, i.e., President's awards, merit awards, as well as a number of competitive international travel grants. His research interests focus on medical statistics, epidemiology, toxicology, RCTs, and public health policy analysis. And presently, he serves as a referee for a number of international journals in the sectors of medical, health, and life sciences.

Research Interests
Time series analysis
Public Health
Policy studies
Clinical Trials
Professional Skills
Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS)
Trial reporting
Clinical Trials
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Epidemiology
Clinical Data Management
Team Mentoring
Public Health
Clinical Research
Toxinology
Regulatory Affairs
Research Experience
Research Fellow / Research Manager
University of Colombo February 2018 - October 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Community survey, non communicable diseases, Cluster Randomization techniqius , sampling frames, ,Research management,Research grant handling,public health, clinical research logistics,clinical research data management system,

Researcher/ Manager Operations - Clinical Research
South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration July 2010 - October 2017
Sri Lanka

Clinical data management system,Toxicology,Toxinology, clinical trial logistics,trial monitoring and reporting,data analysis,project management,grant handlin

Visiting Lecturer
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences December 2009 - May 2011
Sri Lanka

Pharmacology,ADME,pharmacokinetics,pharmaceutic

Clinical Research Coordinator
South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration June 2005 - July 2010
Sri Lanka

Clinical trial logistics,trial monitoring and reporting

Work Experience
Senior Scientist
National Science and Technology Commission October 2018 - Present
Ministry of Higher Education,Innovation and Techno

Public policy analysis, Science and technology status review,Policy formulation, STI institutional revie

Research Manager /Fellow
Diabetes Research Unit,Department of Clinical Medicine,Faculty of Medicine,University of Colombo February 2018 - October 2018
University of Colombo
Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes & Cardiovascular Diseases in South Asia (GHRU)
Sri Lanka Non-Communicable Disease Survey (SLNCDS)
Manager Operations-Clinical Research
South Asian Clinical Research (SACR)/ South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration(SACTRC) July 2010 - October 2017
University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka
Identified resources for conducting projects, and was responsible for the development and implementation of project operations processes and systems as per Principal Investigators' requirements. Reviewed project operations procedures, and oversee preparation of Case Report Forms, Study Reports and other documentation as well as database development and maintenance procedures.
Manager Logistics-Clinical Trials
South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC),Faculty of Medicine September 2008 - June 2010
University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka
Responsible for the planning and executing the activities to deliver Clinical Trial Materials (CTM) to the investigator sites and the smooth functioning of the organization cold chain system, and Clinical Database Management System (CDMS).
Clinical Research Coordinator
South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration,Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya June 2005 - September 2008
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Coordinated the daily clinical study activities and played a critical role in the conduct of the studies in a particular study hospital as per ICH-GCP and study SOPs.
Education
University of Peradeniya
2014 - 2016
Master's degree , Biostatistics
Gomal University
Pakistan 1999 - 2004
Bachelor's degree (B.Pharm) , Pharmacology
Royal Statistical Society
London, UK
Chartered Statistician - CStat , Statistics

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Judge of The Works of Others
Reviewer
Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy- Elsevier
Reviewer
Toxicology Report - Elsevier
Reviewer
Open Medical Case Report - SAGE
Reviewer
Emergency Medicine International- Hindawi
Reviewer
Tropical Medicine and Health - Springer Nature
Reviewer
CORONAVIRUSES - Bentham Science
Reviewer
Journal of Evidence based Medicine - WILEY
Reviewer
Journal of the São Paulo Institute of Tropical Medicine - SciELO
Reviewer
Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases - SciELO
Presentations/Talks
New horizon for data driven science for policy- a proposed system to generate robust scientific evidence
Quebec Canada- Virtual,hybrid and in-person event Sep 2021
INGSA2021- Build Back Wiser : Knowledge, policy and public in dialogue
Bridging Knowledge Gaps in the Region: Finding Opportunities for Science Advice - Establishing a National system
AKEPT Malaysia Aug 2019
Plenary Session Speaker- South East Asia capacity building work shop on Science Advice
STI Data Mechanisms in Sri Lanka from Creation, Management to application
STEPI ,South Korea Jun 2019
Expert Meeting and Seminar on Supporting Improvement of STI policy and Institutional Frame work of Sri Lanka
A Cluster RCT educational intervention on Management of Snakebite in Rural Sri Lankan Hospitals
Kandy , Sri Lanka Nov 2017
16th Scientific Congress - Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology
Epidemiology of stings and bites in Primary Hospitals of Kurunegala District of Sri Lanka with emphasis on Hymenoptera stings
Kandy, Sri Lanka Nov 2017
16th Scientific Congress- Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology
Epidemiology and outcome of snakebites in the Peripheral Hospitals in North Western Province of Sri Lanka
Singapore Nov 2016
15th Scientific Congress - Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology
Epidemiological Review of Snake bites in North Western Province of Sri Lanka
Hanoi, Vietnam Nov 2010
09th Scientific Congress- Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology scientific congress-Hanoi-Vietnam from 17th - 19th-Nov 2010.
Acute Human Self- Poisoning with the Substituted Aromatic (Organochlorine) Fungicide Chlorothalonil- Tetrachloroisothalonitril
Bangkok, Thailand 2008
6th Scientific Congress - Asian Pacific Association Medical Toxicology
Membership
Member
2019 - Permanent
International Network on Government Science Advice (INGSA)
Fellow
Jan 2018 - Permanent
Royal Statistical Society (RSS-UK)
Member
2016 - Permanent
Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT)
Member
2015 - Permanent
Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (ICPM)
Fellow
2014 - Permanent
Global Health Trials
Licenses
Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
Dec 2015 - Dec 2018
National Institute of Health (NIH)- USA
Certifications
Chartered Manager- Business Administration
ICPM SRI LANKA
Chartered Statistician
Royal Statistical Society (RSS)-UK
Clinical Trials (Honor Code Certificate)
HarvardX- USA
Policy Analysis Using Interrupted Time Series ( Verified Certificate)
The University of British Columbia-Canada
Prizes and Awards
Merit Awards for Scientific publication
National Research Council of Sri Lanka | 2020

For scientific research published in peer reviewed indexd journal

Travel Grant- Southeast Asia Capacity building workshop on Science advice to Government - 2019
INGSA - South East Asia ( Science Council) | Aug 2019

Capacity Building workshop - AKEPT Malaysia

President’s Awards for Scientific Research - 2019
National Research Council of Sri Lanka | Aug 2019

Two Awards for among the top 100 research in 2017 (Awarded by H.E President of Sri Lanka)

President’s Awards for Scientific Publication - 2018
National Research Council of Sri Lanka | Nov 2018

For highly-rated scientific publication (Awarded by H.E President of Sri Lanka)

Outstanding Reviewer 2017
Elsevier | Nov 2017
Journal Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy
Prize for Best Research - 16th APAMT Scientific Congress 2017
Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT) | Nov 2017

A Cluster RCT Educational Study on Management of  Snakebites in Primary Rural Hospitals in Sri Lanka

President’s Awards for Scientific Publication - 2017
National Research Council of Sri Lanka | Nov 2017

Three Awards for highly-rated Scientific publications in 2015 (Awarded by H.E President of Sri Lanka)

President’s Awards for Scientific publication - 2016
National Research Council of Sri Lanka | Nov 2016

For highly-rated scientific research published in peer-reviewed indexed journals (Awarded by H.E President of Sri Lanka)

Travel Grant - 15th Scientific Congress,Singapore - 2016
Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT) - Singapore | Nov 2016
President’s Awards for Scientific publication - 2015
National Research Council of Sri Lanka | Nov 2015

Three Awards for highly-rated scientific research published in peer-reviewed indexed journals (Awarded by H.E President of Sri Lanka).

Merit Awards for Scientific Publication - 2014
National Research Council of Sri Lanka | 2014
For scientific research published in peer reviewed indexed journals
Merit Awards for Scientific publication - 2013
National Research Council of Srilanka | 2014
For the scientific research published in peer reviewed indexed journals
Travel Grant - 09th Scientific Congress ,Hanoi-Vietnam - 2010
Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT) | Nov 2010
Scholarship PTAP (Pakistan)
Colombo Plan Secretariat | Sep 1999
Project
SLNCDS
November 2017 - October 2018

Sri Lanka non-communicable disease survey

 

Role : Research Manager/Fellow

Primary Hospital Education Study - Snakebites
May 2014 - October 2018

A Cluster RCT Educational intervention Study on Management of Snakebites in Rural Sri Lankan Hospitals ( NHMRC- Australia) 

 

Role: Research Operations Manager/Research Fellow

Rocuronium Study
April 2014 - October 2018

A pilot study of neuromuscular blocking agents to reduce the need for long term ventilation in Sri Lankan patients with organophosphorus insecticide poisoning


(Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland

 


Role: Research Operations  Manager

Renal Biomarker study
April 2011 - October 2017

Biomarkers of acute renal toxicity in humans

( University of New South Wales)

 

 


Role:Operations Manager/Trial Monitor

FFP study
May 2010 - December 2015

Does Fresh Frozen Plasma in Russell’s viper bite coagulopathy reduce the dose and duration of antivenom therapy?

 

( University of Newcastle - Australia 

 


Role: Operations Manager/ Research Coordinator

Primary Hospitals Education Study - Acute Poisoning
January 2010 - December 2015

A clustered RCT of educational interventions on treatment of patients with acute poisoning in rural Asian hospitals (NHMRC- Australia)

 

Role: Research Operations Manager/Project Manager

Teaching Experience
Pharmaceutics
2011 | Undergraduate
Pharmacology
2010 | Undergraduate
Pharmacology
2009 | Undergraduate
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