Dr. Sunil Kariyakarawana

B.A. honours. (Kel), M.A. (Ottawa) PhD (Cornell) Buddhist Civilian Chaplain to the Military Chaplains Branch Headquarters London District

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About Me

I have been a University Academic on Theoretical Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Philosophy for over 20 years teaching at several Universities including University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka, City University of London, Cardiff University in Wales, University College London, Cornell University New York, Rikkyo University Tokyo.

Currently I am providing spiritual/pastoral advice and guidance to the Ministry of Defence, and other govt departments in the United Kingdom. My interests range from skills development through personal training, Mindfulness practice and achieving physical, mental and psychological resilience through meditation.

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Academic Teaching and Research

Providing advice and guidance for health and wellbeing

Strategic thinking

Skills development

Planning and delivering academic development and reform

First Class honours degree in Linguistics and literature

Canadian Commonwealth postgraduate scholarship offered by the Canadian Govt.

Telluride Graduate Scholarship in New York

Cornell University Teaching/Research Assistantship and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship offered by the Rikkyo University Tokyo Japan

Commonwealth Postdoctoral Research Fellowship offered by the UK Commonwealth Association

University academic teaching and research

Strategic, operational and tactical advice in Defence

Project management at govt levels

Promoting and fostering mental health and wellbeing

Innovation in skill development

Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics, Cornell University, New York Received: August 1992

M.A. in General Linguistics Received: May 1987, University of Ottawa, Canada

B.A. (honours) in General Linguistics (with a first class) Received: April 1983, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka



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