Associate Professor July 2016 to date
Associate Professor & Director, Post RN BScN and Blended Learning March 2014to July 2017
Interim Co – Director, Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME)
October 2015 – December 2016
Program Director, Post RN BScN and BScN Program
November 2008 – February 2014
Program Director, General Nursing Diploma Program
August 2003 – September 2007
Program Director, BScN Program
August 15, 2004 – February 15, 2005
Assistant Professor, AKU July 2000 – July 2016
Senior Instructor, AKU
January 2000 – July 2000
Assistant Manager, Nursing Services
May 1995 – December 1999
Acting Assistant Manager, Nursing Services
April 1994 – May 1995
Senior Instructor, Nursing Services
September 1991 – April 1994
NES Instructor, Nursing Services
September 1988 – August 1991
Staff Nurse , Nursing Services
October 1986 – August 1988
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Development (DED), Medical College February 2004 – to January 2019
Dias J.M., & Violato, C., (2018). A Need Assessment for Faculty Development in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in Pakistan, International Studies in Nursing,3(1)
Dias J.M., & Zuberi, R.W. (2018). Establishing a Simulation Centre in Karachi, Pakistan, COJ Nursing & Healthcare. 1(4)
Dias, J.M., & Hooda, K. (2018). Setting Up a Cardio Thoracic Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program In Pakistan: Challenges Encountered and Lessons Learned. Nurs Pract Today. 2018; 5(1):219-221
Farooq, S., Rehman, R., Hussain, M., & Dias, J. (2018). Perceptions of Nursing Students of Educational Environment at a Private Undergraduate School of Nursing in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 68(2),pp216-223
Farooq S, Rehman R, Hussain M & Dias, J.M. (2018).Comparison of undergraduate educational environment in medical and nursing program using the DREEM tool. Nurse Education Today ,69 ,74–80
Badruddin, S, Gul, R, Dias J, Pir Muhammad K, Roshan R (2018) Health Care Professional as a Second Victim. Med Clin Rev Vol. 4 No. 1:
Dias, J. & Khowaja, A., (2017). A Case Study on Experiences of Clinical Preceptors in the Undergraduate Nursing Program . World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 131, International Journal of Social, Behavioural, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, 11(11), 2537-2540
Dias, J., Lalwani, E., Khawaja A. A., & Mithani, Y. (2017). Emerging Role of Clinical Preceptors (CPs) at a Private University, Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Education and Training Studies, Vol. 5 (8)pp .46-50
Cassum, S., Allana, S, & Dias, J. (2016). “Faculty and Student experiences of Adopting blended learning in health assessment course in Post RN BScN program, Karachi, Pakistan”. Journal of Education and Training Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.11114/jets.v4i1.1168
Nishat, T., Saeed,T., Dias, J.M., & Allana, S. ( 2016).Strategies to Eliminate Medication Error Among Undergraduate Nursing Students, International Journal of Nursing Education. 8(1), pp 167-171
Dias, J., Kurji, Z., Gulamani, S., and Mithani, Y. (2015). Moving towards Preceptorship Model and Blended Learning Methodologies in Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Pakistan. International Journal of e-Healthcare Information Systems (IJe-HIS), 2 (1), pp: 51-55.
Ayyub, R., Kanji, Z., Dias, J., and Roshan, R. (2015). Perceptions of Patients Regarding Quality Nursing Care (QNC) at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics, 6(6), pp: 1-5.
Punjwani, R., Khatoon, A., Dias J.M., Kurji, Z., Siddiqui, D.F., Bana, S., and Baig-Ansari, N. (2015). Palliative Care in Nursing - Where are we in Pakistan? Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, S5:1, pp: 1-4.
Tabassum, N., Allana, S., Saeed, T., & Dias, J. M. (2015). Content Validity of a Tool Measuring Medication Errors. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 5(8), pp 1 – 2.
Vertejee, S., Somani, R., Allana, S., & Dias, J.M. (2015). Students’ Cognitive Engagement In “Care of Elderly course” using Blended Learning Methodologies. International Journal of Nursing Education. International Journal of Nursing Education 7(3), pp 23-28.
Tabassum, N., Allana, S., Saeed, T., Dias, J. M. (2015). Reported Medication Errors Committed by Undergraduate (Four Year BScN) Students at AKU-SoNaM, Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal of Nursing Education, 7(3), pp 94-98.
Hirani, S., & Dias, J. M. (2014). Pediatric Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum in Pakistan: Strengths, Limitations and Recommendations. International Journal of Nursing Education, 6(1), 54.
Dias, J. (2013). The Future of Nursing Education, Canadian Medical Education Journal, 4 (1) e-113-114.
Lalani, N.,& Dias J.M (2011),The Role of Transition of Nurses in a University Teaching Hospital in Pakistan, Journal of Nurses in Staff Development Vol 27, No.4 E1-E5.
Dias J. M., Mithani Y., & Hirani S. (2011). Setting up a Professional Licensure Examination in Nursing (PLEN) in a University Teaching Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 15, 2383–2386.
Dias J. M., & Kurji Z. (2011). Evaluation of teaching and learning course in the nursing baccalaureate curriculum in one University Teaching Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 15, 2963–2966.
Dias J. M., Ajani K., & Mithani Y. (2010). Conceptualization and operationalization of a baccalaureate nursing curriculum in Pakistan: Challenges; hurdles and lessons learnt. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2 (2010) 2335–2337.
Premji I S. , Lalani N. , Ajani K. , Lakhani A., Moez S. & Dias J .M. (2010). Faculty practice in a private teaching institution in a developing country: embracing the possibilities. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi.11111/j.1365-2648.2010.05523.x.
Khowaja, K., Nizar, R; Merchant R, J; Dias, J; Bustamante-Gavino, I; Malik, A. (2008). A systematic approach of tracking and reporting medication errors at a tertiary care university hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. Accepted for publication in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 2800 OLE-TCRM-OA-2008- Khowaja.pdf.
Carbonu D. M. & Soares J. M. (1997). Forensic Nursing in Pakistan Bridging the Gap Between Victimized Women and Health Care Delivery Systems. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. Vol 35. No. 6.
Faculty Developmental Award for PhD studies 2010
Annemarie Schimel Scholarship (German)for Masters Studies (1996)
McMaster- CIDA (Canadian) Award for Bachelor of Science in Nursing(1999)
Appointment as SFHEA, Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK ( 2017)
Award for Educational & Research Contribution, Medical College (2018)
Farooq, S, Rehman, R., Hussain. M., & Dias J.M (Poster Presentation) at Comparison of Medical and Nursing Educational Environment using one DREEM tool” at Basic and Biological Sciences, February 22nd, 2018 (Best Poster Award).AKU, Karachi, Pakistan
Nurudin Jivraj Professorship of Nursing (July 2004-2017)
Dias, J. M., & Aijaz, A.,. (2017). A Case Study on Experiences of Clinical Preceptors in the Undergraduate Nursing Program,ICNM 19th International Conference on Nursing Management, Dubai,UAE November 27-28, 2017 (Award for Best Oral Presentation)
SOTL grant to Train as Facilitator for Rethinking Teaching at Simon Fraser University, Canada
Grant for Comprehensive Course in Simulation at Centre for Medical Simulation, Boston, USA (2016)
Grant to attend SIMGhosts 2016 and Simulation Training, Melbourne, Australia(2016)
Grant to attend SIMGhosts 2015 and Simulation Training, Dubai, UAE (2015)
Award for Excellence in Education ( 2013)
Appointment by Office of the Provost as a Teaching Learning Resource Person
Award for Best Poster Presentation at the 16th AKU National Symposium & AEME Symposium ( 2013)
Title: Maximizing the Clinical Experience for Nursing Students during a Pediatric Course in HEC/ PNC Baccalaureate curriculum in Pakistan, Lessons Learnt.
Outstanding Faculty Award for Classroom Teaching ( 2004)
Annemarie Schimel Scholar ( 1996)