Portrait of Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga

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Biography

Dilanthi's current achievements are part of a development process which started several years ago when she began her academic career as a lecturer at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka in 1994, which she began immediately after the completion of BSc (Quantity Surveying) Degree with First Class Honours at the same University in 1993.  She was the winner of  “Sri Lanka Institute of Quantity Surveyors Award” for the best overall performance and “Professor H.P.S.Caldera Memorial Award” for the Best Performance  at the final year examination. The percentages of the aggregate marks obtained by her at each examination are the highest for any candidate, culminating in an overall degree which is once again the highest overall degree average for any candidate. She was also the winner of the Best Dissertation award in her year of studies.

Subsequently, in October 1997, she was awarded the prestigious Overseas Research Scholarship Award, which enabled her to begin her doctoral studies at the University of Salford, UK. In 2001, she received her PhD and since then, she has continued to develop her research in a manner that demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence, to encouraging colleagues and students to fulfill their full potential. The key contributions Dilanthi has made have been in providing leadership within the international research community, within the University and peer respected research in issues relating to disaster resilience and management. The strengths she has brought to these activities are critical scholarship and leadership.

Dilanthi's commitment to excellence and her leadership qualities have been recognised with promotion and additional management responsibilities. After five years at Salford as an Overseas Research Award scholar, Research Assistant/Part Time Lecturer, and then a Research Fellow, she became a Lecturer at then the School of Construction and Property Management in 2002. In the same year, she was appointed as the Director of Research Training. In 2003, she was appointed to the role of Director of Postgraduate Research Studies.

Dilanthi was an executive member of the Research Institute, with responsibility for strategic planning of postgraduate research. Her research leadership has been recognised in the international research community with her appointment in 2003 as the Coordinator of the CIB Task Group 53 in Postgraduate Research Training in Building and Construction. This role emphasised her leading position in PGR management and research training beyond the University. In this role she has been promoting the development and transfer of research competencies, consolidating and broadening researchers' career prospects, and promoting excellence. Dilanthi was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004 at the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK.

In 2007, Dilanthi was promoted to the post of Professor with a focus on disaster management that has influenced her work since then. Since joining University of Huddersfield School or Art, Design and Architecture in September 2014, she leads the University’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre , responsible for supporting research on disaster management portfolios. Her research interests include post disaster reconstruction including conflict mitigation, gender and projection; Capability and Capacity building in managing disasters; Socio-economic measures for conflict-affected re-construction and women in construction. An interdisciplinary background in Quantity Surveying, Facilities and Business Continuity Management, Education and Training, Gender and Disasters and Disaster Mitigation and Reconstruction provides her the opportunities to work across a broader disaster management research agenda including developing partnerships of international research teams, government, NGOs and communities.

She is the Co-Editor of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/ijdrbe.htm ), the only journal to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment. She led the international peer review panel of the Global Assessment Report, 2015. This was launched by the United Nations Sectary General at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. She has formal links with the UNIDSR on their 2010 - 2015 Resilient Cities Global Campaign, as an academic partner and is also a member of its Advisory panel.

In 2013, she was part of the team, which was nominated to UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction. Under the 2013 theme "Acting As One", the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction recognizes excellence in reducing disaster risk for a safer, more sustainable world. In 2011, she was short listed for the International Collaboration of the Year, prestigious THE AWARDS. This award recognises exceptional projects carried out jointly between a British institution and one or more international partners.

In January 2014, she was invited by the European Commission to lead the Horizon 2020 launch for the South Asia region: “The Horizon 2020: Teaming up with EU for Research Excellence”. Horizon 2020 is the new financial programme of the European Union (EU) for research and innovation and acts as the successor to the current programme (FP7) which will run until the end of 2013. It has a budget of just over €70 billion for the period between 2014 and 2020. The new programme is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. She has also been a resource person and facilitator for a large number of international events.

Dilanthi has lead and chaired a large number of conferences. These events demonstrate her role, as a leader in the disaster mitigation and reconstruction field and as a conduit for international collaboration and engagement. Many of these conferences have brought together major international networks to address global challenges and advance research agendas. Some examples include : 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Incorporating the 3rd Annual Meeting of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, 8th - 11th September 2014, Salford Quays, United Kingdom (https://www.buildresilience.org/2014/  ); The 2014 CIB W55/65/89 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, Heirtance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 4th to 7th May 2014 (http://www.cib2014.org  ; International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, 17th – 19th September 2013 (http://www.buildresilience.org/2013 / ).

She has secured a number of significant, high profile grants including EC FP7 funded CASCADE (Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development, and Education) with 17 international partners. CASCADE identified societal challenges on which to focus the cooperation and justify them in terms of common interest and mutual benefit relevant to the targeted countries in Southern Asia within the context of Horizon 2020 societal challenges.

She has presented widely at international conferences, has led international disaster management workshops and seminars, and is working actively with the United Nations. To date she has produced over two hundred publications, refereed papers and reports, and has made over 75 key note speeches in around 35 countries. The strengths she has brought to these activities are critical scholarship and leadership. Full details of Dilanthi’s publications, projects, and national and international activities can be found at www.dilanthiamaratunga.net.

Research and Scholarship

Dilanthi's research focuses on disaster management for development, capability and capacity building in built environment, with a particular interest in disaster management and exploring construction's role in this context. She also has interests in the areas of facilities management its sustainability and performance management and process improvement initiatives. To date, she has over two hundred published papers, and a large number of PhD completions.

Her research interests include: Empowerment of women and prevention of vulnerabilities; Capacity building for disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction; Socio economic aspects including housing needs and expectations of conflict affected communities; Economics and infrastructure in post disaster/conflict contexts; Disaster risk reduction; Participatory approaches to reconstruction including community based re-construction

Dilanthi  maximises the impact of her  research base by identifying and coordinating powerful research collaborations across Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australasia. These collaborative research programmes raise the recognition and reputation of her research and in turn the university’s as an international player, while simultaneously enabling her to increase its research capacity and deliver world class research outputs. She  works with other academic groups at leading Universities who share its values and desire to deliver applied research and innovation across and outside the built environment disciplines. By working closely with these international partners, she has  managed to obtain funding for international research from a wide variety of sources, including the European Union, UK and other national research councils, Foreign and the Commonwealth Office.

Some of her  current projects include:

  • Mainstreaming Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaption Strategies into Coastal Urban Agglomeration Policy British Council Newton Institutional Links scheme; Richard Haigh (PI and Dilanthi Amaratunga (COI); £116,820; Partnership: Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia (lead overseas partner), National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Meterorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), UNESCO ICG/IOTWMS, Ministry og Agrarian and Spatial Planning
  • CABARET (Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience EducaTion); Funded by Erasmus+ Cal: Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education EAC/A04/2015; Richard Haigh (PI); Dilanthi Amaratunga (COI); €993,340.00; Partnership: 6 partners from the EU and 8 partners from Asia
  • Localising Strategies for Making Cities Resilient to Disasters; Funded by British Council funded Newton Researcher Links Scheme; partnership with De Sallle University, Manila, Philippines; £67,200; Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) and Professor Richard Haigh (COI)
  • ESPREssO (Enhancing Synergies for disaster PRevention in the EurOpean Union ; 2015 – 2017; €2.05 million; Huddersfield PI - Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga ; CoI - Prof Richard Haigh; 7 international collaborators; H2020 DRS funded
  • CRESECNDO (CRESCENDO: Community Resilience Engaging Society, Culture, and ENvironment against Disaster Outcomes), £30,000 2016 – 2018; Project Managers : Prof Richard Haigh and Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga; partnership  -  Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities and 12 other partners 
  • ASCENT (Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation; Value: € 983,089.00; 2016 to 2019 ; Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK ; Project Managers : Prof Richard Haigh and Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga; Partnership: 16 international collaborators
  • Development of disaster resilient coastal communities to enhance economic development and social welfare; British Council funded Newton Researcher Links project; Institutions : Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield and Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia; Period – 2015 – 2016 ; Team: Prof Richard Haigh, Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga, University of Huddersfield & Dr Harkunti Rahayu, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia; £ 45000.
  • CASCADE (Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development, and Education);  FP7 ACTIVITIES OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; PI - Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga ; CoI - Prof Richard Haigh; € 300,000 (2013 – 2015); with 17 international partners
  • CADRE (Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education); LLP Multi lateral projects; 569 078€ (2013 - 2017); 7 partners– UK, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Switzerland, Sri Lanka; PI - Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga ; CoI - Prof Richard Haigh and Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage
  • RESINT (Collaborative Reformation of Curricula on Resilience Management with Intelligent Systems in Open Source and Augmented Reality); LLP Multi lateral projects – Knowledge Alliance; Value : € 570,000 (2013 – 2016); Huddersfield PI - Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga ; CoI - Prof Richard Haigh and Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage; 7 itnernational partners
  • CENEAST (Reformation of the Curricula on Built Environment in the Eastern Neighbouring Area); Value: €998,601 of funding from the Tempus EU Programme; Huddersfield PI - Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga ; CoI - Prof Richard Haigh; 2013 – 2016 ; 18 international partners
  • ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development); Education and Culture Executive agency – Life Long Leaning Programme; Project Managers : Prof Richard Haigh and Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga; Partnership: 64 European Institutions and 3 Third Country (non-EU) Institutions – 67 partners in total

Dilanthi’s successfully completed projects include:

  • “Development of Social Transformation Knowledge Products”; partnership include Social policy research Centre, University of Colombo, University of Jaffna & Eastern University of Sri Lanka (2012; funding Rs 3,500,000.00 (approx. £ 20,000.00; UNDP Funded); Co-investigator
  • “Reconstruction for Peace” -  to explore the interaction between youth and infrastructure reconstruction programmes in the North and East of Sri Lanka as a means to prevent future conflict in the region. (2011 - 2012; funding £ 75 K). International collaborative project universities, government departments, NGOs and other user groups in Sri Lanka. Foreign and the Commonwealth Office funded. Co-investigator
  • "CEREBELLA: Community Engagement for Risk Erosion in Bangladesh to Enhance LifeLong Advantage" (2011 - 2013; funding £ 43K). International collaborative project with Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh. INSPIRE (International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education) British Council funded; Principal Investigator
  • BELL CURVE - Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education (2009 – 2011; funding € 461,591). Principal Investigator of this international collaborative project with Tallinn University of Technology – Estonia and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University – Lithuania.  
  • CIB/United Nations initiative “Capacities, Disasters and the Built Environment - Strategies to enhance capacity for disaster mitigation and reconstruction of the built environment” (2008 – 2011; funding £ 100k in total, Principal Investigator). 
  • EURASIA - EURopean and ASIan Infrastructure Advantage; (2005 – 2008; Funding € 589k). Joint Principal Investigator of this international collaborative project with University of Moratuwa – Sri Lanka, University of Ruhuna – Sri Lanka, Tallinn University of Technology – Estonia and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University – Lithuania. 
  • “Construction and Women” (2005 – 2006; ESF funded - £ 314k); Principal investigator
  • “ISLAND - Inspiring Sri-Lankan reNewal and Development” (2006 – 2007; RICS funded – overall value £ 34k) international collaborative research project with University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Principal Investigator
  • “Constructing Women Leaders” (2007; funded by ESF - £ 206k). Principal Investigator 
  • “ISLAND II- Inspiring Sri-Lankan reNewal and Development II” (2009- 2010; RICS funded, overall value £ 17K) international collaborative research project with University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Principal Investigator
  • MASTERBLEND (Moratuwa And Salford TEamwork for Researching BuiLt ENvironment Development) - Enhancing the capacity of the partner higher education institutions for training, teaching and research activities in the built environment”, international collaborative research project with University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Rs 500,000. Principal Investigator from University of Salford, UK
  • Women in Northwest Construction SMEs; Co-investigator; 2006 – 2007; ESF funded -  £ 230, 000   
  • Building Opportunities, 2006 – 2007; Co-investigator; ESF funded - £ 280,000
  • Guidelines for improving social outcomes gained through distance learning (DL) tools; Co-investigator; 2005 – 2006; funding £ 5k. 
  • Managing Facilities Knowledge; Principal Investigator; 2005 – 2006 Dec. 2006 completion; RICS funded; overall value £30k.
  • Transfer of Research Knowledge into Teaching – 2nd Phase. Principal Investigator; 2004 – 2006; TLQIS & Research & Graduate College, The University of Salford - £ 10k 
  • Improving Dissertation Assessment. Co-investigator; 2004 – 2005; TLQIS, The University of Salford - £ 5k  
  • SPICE FM - Standardised Process Improvement for Construction Enterprises – Facilities Management” project; RA; 1999 – 2001; EPSRC / IMI (£332k; £167k from IMI) 
  • DIVERCITY - Distributed Virtual Workspace for Enhancing Communication within the Construction Industry (Quality Manager; 2001 – 2002; European Community - Information Society Technology Programme - € 1.2 million) 
  • The Use of Balanced Scorecard for Strategy Communication and Performance Management in NHS Trusts (2003 – 2003; Co-investigator; NHS Research and Development Fund - £ 40k). 
  • SPICE 3 - Best Practice Management in Construction; (Research fellow; 2002 – 2003: EPSRC - £120k) 
  • “Quality of Doctoral Programmes” Network, Co-investigator; 2004; European University Association: total value of the network € 135k 
  • “Provision of necessary training in research methods”, Principal Investigator; 2004; Centre for Education in the Built Environment - £ 3k 
  • “Briefing Guide in Knowledge Management”, Principal Investigator; 2005; Centre for Education in the Built Environment - £ 6k. 
  • “Supplementary Skills for Built Environment Researchers”, Project Manager; 2004; Educational Development Grant Scheme - Centre for Education in the Built Environment; £ 2k.  
  • “Best practice guidelines on research knowledge transfer into teaching programmes in built environment”, Joint Principal Investigator; 2004; Centre for Education in the Built Environment - £ 3k. 
  • "An Investigation into the Future Directions of Performance Measurement Applications in Facilities Management", Project Manager, 2003-2004; SRIF Funding, The University of Salford - £ 2k
  • "Good practice guidelines for technology transfer between research and teaching within Built Environment", Joint Project Manager, 2003-2004; SRIF Funding, The University of Salford - £2 k
  • "How to do a Balanced Scorecard: Guide to Balanced scorecard Methodology", Co-investigator; 2000-2001; NHS Estates - £ 15k
  • "Building Performance Evaluation in Higher Education Properties: A Facilities Management Approach", Project Manager; 1999-2000; RICS Education Trust Fund - £ 1.5k
  • "What does building performance mean in the context of facilities management?" Principal Investigator: 1999; BFWG - £ 3k
  • “A Study on the Building Products and Infrastructure Technology”, Joint Consultant; 1996 – 1997; Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka – Norway Industrial Co-operation Programme) - Rs. 100k.
  • "Establishment of a National Cost Database for the Sri Lankan Construction Industry", (RA; 1992-1993; Institute for Construction, Training and Development, Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Construction, Sri Lanka; funded by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) - Rs. 200,000
  • Co-investigator for various research projects, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; Duration: varies between 1994 – 1997; contribution varies; funding – varies for individual projects

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Hayat, E. and Amaratunga, D. (2017) ‘The role of local government in post disaster road reconstruction: Assessment of factors affecting local government road maintenance capacity’. In: Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Progress, Challenges, and Issues. : Springer International Publishing. pp. 255-280. ISBN 978-3-319-54465-6

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Malalgoda, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2017) Mainstreaming disaster resilience in the construction process: Professional education for a resilient built environment A report of the CADRE project: Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education

Seneviratne, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2017) ‘Managing housing needs of post conflict housing reconstruction:Sri Lankan perspectiveEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management , 24 (2), pp. 275-288. ISSN 0969-9988

2016

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘Overcoming challenges faced by local governments in creating a resilient built environment in citiesDisaster Prevention and Management , 25 (5), pp. 628-648. ISSN 0965-3562

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Malalgoda, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2016) ‘Knowledge gaps in the construction industry to increase societal resilience to disasters’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 1089-1099. ISBN 978-0-473-37268-2

Sakalasuriya, M., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Analysing the consequences of post conflict reconstruction’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 1012-1021. ISBN 978-0-473-37268-2

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Hettige, S. (2016) ‘The role of accountability within disaster risk governance’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 688-698. ISBN 978-0-473-37268-2

Jayakody, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘The use of public open spaces to enhance the coastal urban cities' resilience to tsunamis’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 1022-1030. ISBN 978-0-473-37268-2

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘Local governments and disaster risk reduction: a conceptual framework’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University / The University of Auckland. . ISBN 978-0-473-37268-2

Panda, A. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Making cities resilient to disasters : “new” ten essentials’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. : Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 109-129. ISBN 9780473372682

Jayakody, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘Planning and designing public open spaces as a strategy for disaster resilient cities: a review of literature’. In: Building the Future - sustainable and resilient built environments. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture: University of Moratuwa. pp. 156-168. ISBN 978-955- 9027- 56-0

Kaklauskas, A., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Kuzminske, A. (2016) ‘Intelligent mooc for the disaster resilience dprof programme’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience : building resilience to address the unexpected. : Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 457-466. ISBN 9780473372682

Babatunde, S., Ginige, K., Adeniyi, O., Perera, S. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Development of a professional doctoral programme in built environment to enhance societal resilience to disastersProceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 , 2016, pp. 153-161. ISSN 2362-0919

Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Consequences of involuntary relocations that affect the process of recovery: a literature review’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 631-371. ISBN 978-0-473-37268-2

Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Building community resilience within involuntary displacements by enhancing collaboration between host and displaced communities: A literature synthesis’. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016. Tampere, Finland: Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering. pp. 114-127. ISBN 978-952-15-3742-4

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Keraminiyage, K. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘Knowledge Gaps in the Construction Industry to Increase Societal Resilience: A Local and National Government Perspective’. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016. Tampere, Finland: Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering. pp. 543-556. ISBN 978-952-15-3745-5

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘Mainstreaming women into disaster reduction in the built environment- A guideline for Sri LankaDisaster Prevention and Management , 25 (5), pp. 611-627. ISSN 0965-3562

Amaratunga, D (2016) ‘Managing housing needs in post conflict housing reconstruction in Sri Lanka: gaps versus recommendationsInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 20 (1), pp. 88-100. ISSN 1648-715X

Jayakody, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘The use of Public Open Spaces for Disaster Resilient Urban Cities’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR). : IIIRR. pp. 146-152. ISBN 978-955-589-210-1

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Weeresinghe, S. (2016) ‘Professional education in disaster resilience in the built environment’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR). : IIIRR. pp. 167-175. ISBN 978-955-589-210-1

Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Community integration and participation to improve the built environment of the Post-Disaster Involuntary Relocations’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR). : IIIRR. pp. 160-166. ISBN 978-955-589-210-1

Sakalasuriya, M., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘The consequences of post conflict reconstruction: a review of literature’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR). : IIIRR. pp. 153-159. ISBN 978-955-589-210-1

Karunasena, G. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Capacity Building for Post Disaster Construction and Demolition Waste Management: A Case of Sri LankaDisaster Prevention and Management , 25 (2), pp. 137-153. ISSN 0965-3562

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Hettige, S. (2016) ‘Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction’. In: International Workshop on Disasters and Accountability, 8th December 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Wedawatta, G., Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Parvez, A. (2016) ‘Disaster risk reduction infrastructure requirements for South-Western Bangladesh: Perspectives of local communitiesBuilt Environment Project and Asset Management , 6 (4), pp. 379-390. ISSN 2044-124X

Seneviratne, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘Managing Housing Needs of Post Conflict Housing Reconstruction: Sri Lankan PerspectiveEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management . ISSN 0969-9988

Ophiyandri, T., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2016) ‘Advantages and Limitations of Community-based Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction ProjectsInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 7 (4), pp. 420-431. ISSN 1759-5908

2015

Hayat, E., Amaratunga, D. and Malalgoda, C. (2015) ‘The Challenges and Obstacles of Post-Disaster Road Infrastructure Reconstruction in the Pre-Construction Phase’. In: 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management ICSECM, 12-13th December 2015, Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka

De Silva, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) ‘Third Revolution Digital Technology in Disaster Early Warning’. In: 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management ICSECM, 12-13th December 2015, Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Hettige, S., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) Book of Abstracts on Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Risk Management and reconstruction . Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo & University of Huddersfield. ISBN 978-1-862181-34-2

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2015) ‘Integrating universities with the built environment practice and the communities in disaster management education’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa. pp. 433-446. ISBN 978-955- 9027- 53-9

De Silva, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) ‘Gender equity in disaster early warning systems’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa. pp. 253-266. ISBN 978-955- 9027- 53-9

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Moving from 2015 to 2030: challenges and opportunities for higher education in developing resilience to disasters’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa. pp. 215-225. ISBN 978-955- 9027- 53-9

Dias, N., Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Curwell, S. (2015) ‘An evaluation of the current urban design process in order to derive critical success factors for the creation of a potential new urban design process framework’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa. pp. 321-332. ISBN 978-955- 9027- 53-9

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Liyanage, C. and Hettiarachchi, S. (2015) ‘South Asia and societal challenges : a regional perspective’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa. pp. 25-40. ISBN 978-955- 9027- 53-9

Haigh, R., Rahayu, H. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) Development of Disaster Resilient Coastal Communities to Enhance Economic Development and Social Welfare: Book of Abstracts . Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom & Research Center for Disaster Mitigation, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. ISBN 978-1-862181-33-5

Yumarni, T. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Resource capability for local government in mainstreaming gender into sustainable post disaster reconstruction : Evidence from Bantul Indonesia’. In: 3rd Planocosmo and the 10th SSMS International Conference on "Resilient City, Resilient Region", 26-27th October 2015, Institute Teknologi Bandung Indonesia

Hayat, E., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) ‘Traffic control enforcement : the problems and dilemma in maintaining post-disaster road infrastructure assets : a case study from Aceh, Indonesia’. In: 3rd Planocosmo and the 10th SSMS International Conference on "Resilient City, Resilient Region", 26-27th October 2015, Institute Teknologi Bandung Indonesia

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Built Environment Education: Celebrating Project Successes: Book of Abstracts . Huddersfield, UK: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 978-1-862181-56-4

Seneviratne, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) ‘Post conflict housing reconstruction : Exploring the challenges of addressing housing needs in Sri LankaBuilt Environment Project and Asset Management , 5 (4), pp. 432-445. ISSN 2044-124X

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Ingirige, B. (2015) ‘Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction in Sri Lanka: What Methodology?SAGE Open , 5 (3). ISSN 2158-2440

Malalgoda, C., Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Perera, S. and Adeniyi, O. (2015) ‘Professional doctorates: applicability to the construction industry in increasing societal resilience to disasters’. In: 5th International Conference on Building Resilience. : NCP. pp. 615/1-12. ISBN 978-0-9943652-0-0

Liyanage, C., Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) ‘Policy Analysis in Prioritising Societal Challenges- the Case of Sri Lanka’. In: 5th International Conference on Building Resilience. : NCP. pp. 453/1-13. ISBN 978-0-9943652-0-0

Seneviratne, K., Rameezdeen, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Contractor Capacity and Waste Generation: An Empirical InvestigationJournal of Construction in Developing Countries , 20 (2), pp. 25-36. ISSN 1823-6499

Thayaparan, M., Siriwardena, M., Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Lill, I. and Kaklauskas, A. (2015) ‘Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher educationDisaster Prevention and Management , 24 (3), pp. 338-354. ISSN 0965-3562

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Editorial : ANDROID Exchange Newsletter : #ROAD2SENDAIANDROID Exchange Newsletter , 2 (3).

Karunasena, G. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Capacity gaps in post disaster construction & demolition waste managementEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management , 22 (4), pp. 446-466. ISSN 0969-9988

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) Priorities for EU-South Asia cooperation in research and innovation to address societal challenges: Briefing Paper Huddersfield, UK: University of Huddersfield

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Editorial : Moving from 2015 to 2030: challenges and opportunities for higher educationInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 6 (3). ISSN 1759-5908

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Editorial : The role of science in the new Sendai framework for action on disaster risk reduction 2015-2030International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 6 (2). ISSN 1759-5908

Malalgoda, C. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘A disaster resilient built environment in urban citiesInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 6 (1), pp. 102-116. ISSN 1759-5908

Karunasena, G. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Capacity Gaps in Post Disaster Waste Management: Case Study in Sri Lanka’. In: Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami: A Ten-Year Journey. London, UK: Springer. . ISBN 978-4-431-55117-1

Amaratunga, D., Faber, M., Haigh, R., Indirli, M., Kaklauskas, A., Lill, I., Perdikou, S., Rochas, C., Sparf, J., Perera, S., Thayaparan, M. and Velazquez, J. (2015) Disaster Resilience Education and Research Roadmap for Europe 2030 : ANDROID Report Android Disaster Resilience Network

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Liyanage, C., Ginige, K., Arambepola, S. and Dutta, R. (2015) South Asia regional position paper on Horizon 2020 societal challenges CASCADE

Ingirige, B., Amaratunga, D., Kumaraswamy, M., Liyanage, C., Perwaiz, A., Towashiraporn, P. and Wedawatta, G. (2015) Private investment in disaster risk management : Global Assessment Report 2015 (GAR 2015) UNISDR

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) Priorities for EU-South Asia cooperation in research and innovation to address societal challenges CASCADE

Seneviratne, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) Conflict Prevention through Post Conflict Housing Reconstruction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned UNISDR

Amaratunga, D., Pathirage, C. and Malalgoda, C. (2015) State of Disaster Risk Reduction at the Local Level: A report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level UNISDR

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Thayaparan, M. (2015) Academic network for disaster resilience to optimise education development : Global Assessment Report 2015 input paper (GAR 2015) UNISDR

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) ‘Editorial : ANDROID Exchange Newsletter : Third annual conference of the ANDROID networkANDROID Exchange Newsletter , 2 (2).

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Hettige, S. (2015) Briefing Paper on Taking stock of the Tsunami recovery process University of Huddersfield

Piyatadsananon, P., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2015) Spatial data potential for resettlement programmes in local communities vulnerable to debris-flow disasters UNISDR

Yumarni, T. and Amaratunga, D. (2015) Resource capability for local government in mainstreaming gender into disaster risk reduction: evidence from Indonesia UNISDR

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) Mainstreaming women into disaster risk reduction in the built environment in Sri Lanka UNISDR

Pathirage, C., Seneviratne, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2015) Knowledge factors and associated challenges for successful disaster knowledge sharing : Global Assessment Report input paper (GAR 2015) UNISDR

2014

Hettige, S., Amaratunga, D., Hettierachchi, S. and Haigh, R. (2014) Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ten Years On: Book of Abstracts . Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo, University of Huddersfield and University of Moratuwa.

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014) ‘Development of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reductionInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 5 (4). ISSN 1759-5908

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Keraminiyage, K. and Thayaparan, M. (2014) 4th International Conference on building resiliance: incorporating the 3rd annual conference of the ANDROID disaster resilience network: book of abstracts . Salford, UK: University of Salford, University of Huddersfield, ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network. ISBN 9781907842580

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014) ‘Challenges in Creating a Disaster Resilient Built EnvironmentProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 736-744. ISSN 2212-5671

Kaklauskas, A., Seniut, M., Amaratunga, D., Lill, I., Safonov, A., Vatin, N., Cerkauskas, J., Jackute, I., Kuzminske, A. and Peciure, L. (2014) ‘Text Analytics for Android ProjectProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 610-617. ISSN 2212-5671

Ashar, F., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014) ‘The Analysis of Tsunami Vertical Shelter in Padang CityProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 916-923. ISSN 2212-5671

Kaushalya, H., Karunasena, G. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Role of Insurance in Post Disaster Recovery Planning in Business CommunityProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 626-634. ISSN 2212-5671

Thayaparan, M., Malalgoda, C., Keraminiyage, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Disaster Management Education through Higher Education – Industry Collaboration in the Built EnvironmentProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 651-658. ISSN 2212-5671

Yumarni, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014) ‘Assessing Gender Vulnerability within Post-earthquake Reconstruction: Case Study from IndonesiaProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 763-771. ISSN 2212-5671

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Editorial : 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Building Resilience 2014, 8-10 September 2014, Salford Quays, United kingdomProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 1-8. ISSN 2212-5671

Hayat, E. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘The Impact of the Local Political and Socio-Economic Condition to the Capacity of the Local Governments in the Maintenance of Post-Disaster Road Infrastructure Reconstruction AssetsProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 718-726. ISSN 2212-5671

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014) ‘Tackling Women's Vulnerabilities through Integrating a Gender Perspective into Disaster Risk Reduction in the Built EnvironmentProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 327-335. ISSN 2212-5671

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Thayaparan, M. (2014) ‘ANDROID: An Inter-disciplinary Academic Network that Promotes Co-operation and Innovation among European Higher Education to Increase Society's Resilience to DisastersProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 857-864. ISSN 2212-5671

Auzzir, Z., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Public-private Partnerships (PPP) in Disaster Management in Developing Countries: A Conceptual FrameworkProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 807-814. ISSN 2212-5671

Kaili, K., Pathirage, C. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Vulnerability of the Emirati Energy Sector for Disaster: A Critical ReviewProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 701-709. ISSN 2212-5671

Kaklauskas, A., Lepkova, N., Amaratunga, D., Lill, I., Urbonaviciene, V., Naimaviciene, J., Budryte, L., Tupenaite, L. and Kanapeckiene, L. (2014) ‘Recommender Thermometer for Measuring the Preparedness for Flood Resilience ManagementProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 377-384. ISSN 2212-5671

Al-Dahash, H., Kulatunga, U. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Evaluation of the System of Disaster Management Resulting from War Operations and Terrorism in IraqProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 900-907. ISSN 2212-5671

Kulatunga, U., Wedawatta, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014) ‘Evaluation of vulnerability factors for cyclones: The case of Patuakhali, BangladeshInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction , 9, pp. 204-211. ISSN 22124209

Alhasanat, H. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Flash Flood Assessment for Wadi Mousa City-JordanProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 675-683. ISSN 2212-5671

Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014) ‘Contributions of women managers to the UK construction industry’. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Construction in a Changing World. Kandalana, Sri Lanka: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. . ISBN 978-1-907842-54-2

Al Khaili, K., Pathirage, C. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘A Critical Review on Disaster Preparedness of the Emirati Energy Sector’. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Construction in a Changing World. Kandalana, Sri Lanka: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. . ISBN 978-1-907842-54-2

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2014) ‘Professional doctorate: Applicability to the construction industry in developing societal resilience’. In: FACE 2014 Annual Conference | Collaborate to Widen Participation: to, through and beyond HE, 2-4th July 2014, University of Salford

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ruddock, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2014) CIB International Conference 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a changing world: Book of Abstracts . CIB International Conference. Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. ISBN 978-1-907842-54-2

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ruddock, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2014) Book of Abstracts: International conference on construction in a changing world . CIB International Conference. Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. ISBN 978-1-907842-54-2

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Climate change 2014: well, what now?International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 5 (2). ISSN 1759-5908

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2014) ‘Constructing a holistic approach to disaster risk reduction: the significance of focusing on vulnerability reductionDisasters , 38 (1), pp. 45-61. ISSN 0361-3666,

Gayani Fernando, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014) ‘The career advancement of the professional women in the UK construction industryJournal of Engineering, Design and Technology , 12 (1), pp. 53-70. ISSN 1726-0531

Amaratunga, D (2014) ‘Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the RAY planInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 5 (1). ISSN 1759-5908

2013

Perera, S., Henriksen, H., Revez, A., Shklovski, I., Asare-Kyei, D., Kloos, J., Renaud, F., Nguyen, C., Fien, J., Cheong, F., Meding, J., Mohammad, S., Collins, A., Liu, Y., Yumarni, T., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Salem, A., Patr�o, A., Salas, A. and Fenn, P. (2013) Proceedings of the ANDROID Doctoral School . Limassol, Cyprus: ANDROID Residential Doctoral School. ISBN 978-1-907842-52-8

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2013) ANDROID Exchange Vol 2 Issue 2: Third annual conference of the ANDROID network Salford, UK: ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Lees, S., Perera, S., Romagnoli, F. and Thayaparan, M. (2013) 2nd Annual Conference of the ANDROID disaster resilience network: conference proceedings . Limassol, Cyprus: ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network. ISBN 978-1-907842-46-7

Hall, M., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ingirige, B., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2013) Conference proceedings: International conference on building resilience 2013 . Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk. Ahungalla, Sri Lanka: University of Salford. ISBN 978-1-907842-43-6

Khaili, K., Pathirage, C. and Amaratunga, D. (2013) ‘Building Disaster Resilience within the Emirati Energy Sector through a Comprehensive Strategic Mitigation Plan’. In: 2013 International Conference on Building Resilience, 17th-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Empowering local governments to make a disaster resilient built environment within Sri Lankan Cities’. In: 2013 International Conference on Building Resilience, 17th-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Ophiyandri, T., Amaratunga, D. and Pathirage, C. (2013) ‘Project risk management for community-based post-disaster housing reconstruction project’. In: 2013 International Conference on Building Resilience, 17th-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Disaster Risk Reduction in the Built Environment in Sri Lanka- An overview’. In: 2013 International Conference on Building Resilience, 17th-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Hall, M., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ingirige, B., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2013) Building resilience 2013: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk: book of abstracts . Salford, UK: University of Salford. ISBN 978-­?1-­?907842-­?43-­?6

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Disaster affected community's perspectives on post disaster reconstruction’. In: International Conference on Building Resilience, 17-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Yumarni, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Gender mainstreaming and sustainable post disaster reconstruction: Lesson learn from post disaster reconstruction policy in Indonesia’. In: 2013 International Conference on Building Resilience, 17th-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Framework for capacity building for post disaster construction & demolition waste management at national level’. In: 2013 International Conference on Building Resilience, 17th-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Seneviratne, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Addressing housing needs in minimising the problems of post conflict housing reconstruction’. In: 2013 International Conference on Building Resilience, 17th-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Post-tsunami road reconstruction in Sri Lanka: Efficacy of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction’. In: 2013 International Conference on Building Resilience, 17th-19th September 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2013) ‘Climate change making extreme events worse in AustraliaInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 4 (2). ISSN 1759-5908

Yumarni, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Risk and vulnerabilities for natural disasters in Patuakhali, Bangladesh’. In: i3r2 Conference 2013, 8th-10th July 2013, Brisbane, Australia

Kulatunga, U., Wedawatta, G., Amaratunga, D. and Shamsuzzoha, M. (2013) ‘Disaster Risk and Community Vulnerability: the Case of Patuakhali, Bangladesh’. In: 9th annual international conference of the international institute for infrastructure renewal and reconstruction, 7-10th July 2013, University of Queensland Australia (Brisbane)

Witt, E., Lill, I., Malalgoda, C., Siriwardena, M., Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Kaklauskas, A. (2013) ‘Towards a framework for closer university-industry collaboration in educating built environment professionalsInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 17 (2), pp. 114-132. ISSN 1648-715X

Siriwardena, M., Malalgoda, C., Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2013) ‘Disaster resilient built environment: Role of lifelong learning and the implications for higher educationInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 17 (2), pp. 174-187. ISSN 1648-715X

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2013) ANDROID Exchange Vol 2 Issue 1: open educational resources Salford, UK: ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network

Uzairiah Mohd Tobi, S., Amaratunga, D. and Mohd Noor, N. (2013) ‘Social enterprise applications in an urban facilities management settingFacilities , 31 (5/6), pp. 238-254. ISSN 0263-2772

Ophiyandri, T., Amaratunga, D. and Pathirage, C. (2013) ‘Risk Assessment on Community-Based Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction Project’. In: International Post Graduate Research Conference: IPGRC 2013, 8th-10th April 2013, Salford, UK

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Developing an approach to assess the influence of integrating disaster risk reduction practices into infrastructure reconstruction on socio-economic developmentDisaster Prevention and Management , 22 (2), pp. 160-171. ISSN 0965-3562,

Yumarni, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Gender Mainstreaming and Sustainable Post Disaster Reconstruction,’. In: International Post Graduate Research Conference: IPGRC 2013, 8th-10th April 2013, Salford, UK

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Empowering Local Governments in Making Cities Resilient To Disasters: Case Study as a Research Strategy’. In: International Post Graduate Research Conference: IPGRC 2013, 8th-10th April 2013, Salford, UK

Hayat, E., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Research Approach to Evaluate Post-Disaster Road Reconstruction in Indonesia’. In: International Post Graduate Research Conference: IPGRC 2013, 8th-10th April 2013, Salford, UK

Molin Vald�s, H., Molin Vald�s, H., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Making Cities Resilient: from awareness to implementationInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 4 (1), pp. 5-8. ISSN 1759-5908

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2013) ANDROID Exchange Vol 2 Issue 3: #roadtosendai Salford, UK: ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Developing an approach to assess the influence of integrating disaster risk reduction practices into infrastructure reconstruction on socio-economic developmentDisaster Prevention and Management , 22 (2), pp. 160-171. ISSN 0965-3562,

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2013) ANDROID Exchange Vol 1 Issue 3: A Roadmap for European Higher Education Salford, UK: ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Developing an approach to assess the influence of integrating disaster risk reduction practices into infrastructure reconstruction on socio?economic developmentDisaster Prevention and Management , 22 (2), pp. 160-171. ISSN 0965-3562

Ophiyandri, T., Amaratunga, D., Pathirage, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2013) ‘Critical success factors for community?based post?disaster housing reconstruction projects in the pre?construction stage in IndonesiaInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 4 (2), pp. 236-249. ISSN 1759-5908

Ingirige, B. and Amaratunga, D. (2013) ‘Minimising flood risk accumulation through effective private and public sector engagementUNISDR Global Assessment Report .

Ingirige, B. and Amaratunga, D. (2013) Minimising flood risk accumulation through effective private and public sector engagement Geneva, Switzerland: Centre for Disaster Resilience

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2013) ‘Creating a disaster resilient built environment in urban cities: The role of local governments in Sri LankaInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 4 (1), pp. 72-94. ISSN 1759-5908

2012

Ophiyandri, T., Rameezdeen, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2012) ‘Critical Success Factors for Community-Based Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction Project (CPHRP) in Pre-Construction stage in Indonesia’. In: ICBEDC-2012: 6th International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries – Fragmented Futures: the built environment in a volatile world, 4th-5th December 2012, Adelaide, Australia

Kaklauskas, A., Dani?nas, A., Amaratunga, D., Urbonas, V., Lill, I., Gudauskas, R., D�amato, M., Trink?nas, V. and Jackut?, I. (2012) ‘Life cycle process model of a market-oriented and student centered higher educationInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 16 (4), pp. 414-430. ISSN 1648-715X

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2012) ANDROID Exchange Vol 1 Issue 2: International Recovery Platform Salford, UK: ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2012) ‘Approaches for capacity building for disaster waste management’. In: ICSBE-2012: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, 14th-16th December 2012, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Karunasena, G. and Amaratunga, D. (2012) ‘Post-disaster construction & demolition waste management: the case of COWAM project in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka’. In: ICBEDC-2012: 6th International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries – Fragmented Futures: the built environment in a volatile world, 4th-5th December 2012, Adelaide, Australia

Ophiyandri, T., Rameezdeen, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2012) ‘Socio-economic and spatial aspects in post-disaster resettlement programmes’. In: ICBEDC-2012: 6th International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries – Fragmented Futures: the built environment in a volatile world, 4th-5th December 2012, Adelaide, Australia

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Hettige, S., Shanmuralingam, M. and Wigneshwaran, E. (2012) ‘Conflict Prevention through Infrastructure Reconstruction’. In: Towards a Research Partnership in Disaster Management and Resilience Symposium, 29th November 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2012) ‘Impact of integrating disaster risk reduction philosophies into infrastructure reconstruction projects in Sri LankaJournal of Civil Engineering and Management , 18 (5), pp. 685-700. ISSN 1392-3730

Piyatadsananon, P., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2012) ‘The Capability of Spatial Analysis in Planning the Accessibility for Hazard Community from Debris-Flow Events’. In: 2012 Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction IIIRR, 24th-26th August 2012, Kumamoto, Japan , pp. 274-283

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2012) ‘Creating disaster resilient cities’. In: Breaking the Mould Conference, 1 st – 3 rd August 2012, Durham, UK

Hayat, E. and Amaratunga, D. (2012) ‘Post-Disaster Road Reconstruction in Aceh - Local Governments’ Role in Road Maintenance’. In: 2012 Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction IIIRR, 24th-26th August 2012, Kumamoto, Japan , pp. 467-475

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2012) ‘Rebuilding for resilience: post disaster reconstruction of the built environment’. In: Breaking the Mould Conference, 1 st – 3 rd August 2012, Durham, UK

Kulatunga, U., Wedawatta, G. and Amaratunga, D. (2012) ‘Evaluation of community risk assessment method for development of disaster risk reduction strategies and climate change adaptation plans’. In: Breaking the Mould Conference, 1 st – 3 rd August 2012, Durham, UK

Pathirage, C., Seneviratne, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2012) ‘Managing disaster knowledge: identification of knowledge factors and challengesInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 3 (3), pp. 237-252. ISSN 1759-5908

Fernando, G. and Amaratunga, D. (2012) ‘The impact of training and development on career advancement of professional women in the UK construction industry’. In: CIOB World Construction Conference 2012, 28th-30th June 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kulatunga, U., Wedawatta, G., Amaratunga, D., Parvez, A. and Biswas, R. (2012) ‘Disaster risk reduction measures n Bangladesh’. In: Global Challenges in Construction Industry: World Construction Symposium, 28 – 30 June 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2012) ‘Making cities resilientInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 3 (2). ISSN 1759-5908

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2012) ‘Post-disaster construction & demolition debris management: A Sri Lanka case studyJournal of Civil Engineering and Management , 18 (4), pp. 457-468. ISSN 1392-3730

Amaratunga, D., Thayaparan, M. and Malalgoda, C. (2012) Bellcurve: Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education: Lifelong University for the Built Environment Salford, UK: University of Salford

Amaratunga, D (2012) Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education Salford, UK: Bellcurve

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2012) ‘Extreme weather will strike as climate change takes holdInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 3 (1). ISSN 1759-5908

2011

Pathirage, C., Seneviratne, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Managing disaster knowledge: Identification of knowledge factors and challenges’. In: Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management (ICSECM), 15-17th December 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Ur-Rahaman, M., Amin, M., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Kulatunga, U. (2011) ‘People's perception of climate change vulnerability and adaptation: Chila union, Mongla upazila, Bagerhat district, Bangladesh’. In: International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management (ICSECM), 15-17th December 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2011) ‘Infrastructure reconstruction programmes in the conflict affected communities of north and east Sri Lanka, knowledge society or knowledge for society?’. In: International Conference on the Social Sciences and the Humanities, December 2011, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Siriwardena, M., Amaratunga, D., Malalgoda, C. and Thayaparan, M. (2011) ‘Addressing the construction labour market skills mismatch through lifelong learning in higher education institutions’. In: Education in a Changing Environment 6th International Conference, Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education, 6th-8th July 2011, The University of Salford, UK

Ginige, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2011) ‘Capacity development for post disaster reconstruction of the built environment’. In: Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment : Rebuilding for Resilience:. : Blackwell Publishing Ltd. pp. 13-28. ISBN 9781444333565

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Social vulnerability and disaster risk reduction needs: perspectives of women’. In: International Conference on Building Resilience 2011: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, 19-21st July 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) Post-disaster reconstruction of the built environment : Rebuilding for resilience . London, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781444333565

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Empowerment revisited: will it address marginalised positions of women in post disasters?’. In: International Conference on Building Resilience 2011: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, 19-21st July 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

Seneviratne, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Post conflict housing reconstruction: housing needs and expectations of conflict affected communities’. In: International Conference on Building Resilience 2011: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, 19-21st July 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

Palliyaguru, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2011) ‘Linking reconstruction to sustainable socio-economic development’. In: Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment : Rebuilding for Resilience:. : Blackwell Publishing Ltd. pp. 268-283. ISBN 9781444333565

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Capacity building towards resilience: context of post disaster waste management’. In: International Conference on Building Resilience 2011: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, 19-21st July 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

Seneviratne, T., Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Disaster knowledge factors: benefits and challenges’. In: International Conference on Building Resilience 2011: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, 19-21st July 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Empowering local governments to make disaster resilient cities’. In: International Conference on Building Resilience 2011: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, 19-21st July 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

Seneviratne, T. and Amaratunga, D. (2011) ‘Conflict, post conflict and post-conflict reconstruction: exploring the associated challenges’. In: Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment : Rebuilding for Resilience:. : Blackwell Publishing Ltd. pp. 175-190. ISBN 9781444333565

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K., Kulathunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2011) International Conference on Building Resilience 2011: Book of Abstract . Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities. University of Salford: University of Salford. ISBN 978?1?907842?08?5

Kulatunga, K., Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Client's championing characteristics that promote construction innovationConstruction Innovation: Information, Process, Management , 11 (4), pp. 380-398. ISSN 1471-4175

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2011) ‘A window of opportunityInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 2 (2). ISSN 1759-5908

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2011) ‘Structured approach to measure performance in construction research and development: performance measurement system developmentInternational Journal of Productivity and Performance Management , 60 (3). ISSN 1741-0401

Hayat, E. and Amaratunga, D. (2011) ‘Road Reconstruction in Post – Disaster Recovery; Challenges and Obstacles’. In: International Conference on Building Resilience: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, 18-22 Jul 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka

Amaratunga, D (2011) ‘Preparedness policy implementation’. In: Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781412971010

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2011) ‘The contrasting fortunes of Christchurch and Port-au-PrinceInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 2 (1). ISSN 1759-5908

2010

Thayaparan, M., Siriwardena, M., Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Malalgoda, C. (2010) ‘Reforming HEIs for through-life sustainability of construction professionals’. In: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE – 2010), 12 – 14 December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka , pp. 22-30

Wedawatta, G., Ingirige, B. and Amaratunga, D. (2010) ‘Building up resilience of construction sector SMEs and their supply chains to extreme weather eventsInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 14 (4), pp. 362-375. ISSN 1648-715X

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Pathirage, C. (2010) ‘Role of local governments in disaster risk reduction’. In: COBRA 2010: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Paris, France: RICS. . ISBN 978-1-84219-619-9

Thayaparan, M., Siriwardena, M., Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Kaklauskas, A. and Lill, I. (2010) ‘Reforming HEI to improve skills and knowledge on disaster resilience among construction professionals’. In: COBRA 2010, 2-3 September 2010, Dauphine Universite, Paris, Framce

Ruddock, L., Amaratunga, D., Wanigaratne, N. and Palliyaguru, R. (2010) ‘Post?tsunami reconstruction in Sri Lanka: Assessing the economic impactInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 14 (3), pp. 217-230. ISSN 1648-715X

Seneviratne, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Post conflict housing reconstruction: sustainability perspectives of human settlements’. In: COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 978-1-84219-619-9

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Implementation of critical success factors in construction research and development processInternational Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology , 2 (9), pp. 94-106. ISSN 2141-2820

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Gender inequality in post disaster reconstruction: Does it prevail?’. In: COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 978-1-84219-619-9

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Vulnerability reduction of infrastructure reconstruction projects’. In: COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 9781842196199

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Mainstreaming women's needs with disaster risk reduction in the built environment: preliminary findings’. In: COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 978-1-84219-619-9

Seneviratne, T., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Pathirage, C. (2010) ‘Identification of disaster knowledge factors: preliminary findings’. In: COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 978-1-84219-619-9

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Integration of disaster risk reduction into infrastructure reconstruction sector: policy versus practise gapsInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 1 (3), pp. 277-296. ISSN 1759-5908

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Capacity building of disaster waste management for disaster risk reduction’. In: COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 978-1-84219-619-9

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Review of the role of human rights in mainstreaming women into disaster risk reduction decision making’. In: Salford Human Rights Conference 2010 : Ten Years on: A multi perspective evaluation of the human rights act, 4-5th June 2010, Lady hale building University of Salford

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Capacity building towards sustainability: Context of post disaster waste management’. In: International research conference on sustainability in built environment, 18-19th June 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Gender fairness in post disaster reconstruction: Role of human rights legislations’. In: Salford Human Rights Conference 2010 : Ten Years on: A multi perspective evaluation of the human rights act, 4-5th June 2010, Lady hale building University of Salford

Seneviratne, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Housing in context of post conflict reconstruction. Ten Years on: A multi perspective evaluation of the human rights act’. In: Salford Human Rights Conference 2010 : Ten Years on: A multi perspective evaluation of the human rights act, 4-5th June 2010, Lady hale building University of Salford

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Evaluation of existing vulnerabilities and disaster risk reduction practices of infrastructure reconstruction projects’. In: International research conference on sustainability in built environment, 18-19th June 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Barrett, P., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Pathirage, C. (2010) CIB World Congress 2010- Building a better world: Programme and book of abstracts . Salford Quays, UK: CIB.

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D. and Pathirage, C. (2010) ‘Exploring disaster risk reduction in the built environment’. In: CIB World Congress 2010 - Building a Better World, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford, Salford, UK

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Enhancing capacities for disaster mitigation and reconstruction in the built environment: a case study from Sri Lanka’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Contribution of women managers towards the construction industry: Preliminary findings’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Thurairajah, N., Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Meliorating women's representation within leadership positions in the UK construction industry’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Women in decision making and disaster reduction in the built environment- A way towards sustainable development’. In: Proceedings of the CIB W055 - Building Economics/W065, May 2010, Salford, Greater Manchester

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Waste management strategies during post disaster phase: A case of Sri Lanka’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Seneviratne, T., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Pathirage, C. (2010) ‘Knowledge management for disaster resilience: Identification of key success factors’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Barrett, P., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Pathirage, C. (2010) CIB world congress 2010 proceedings . : CIB. ISBN 9781905732913

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Women's empowerment in disaster reconstruction: Critical perspectives on policies and frameworks’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Fernando, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Career advancement of the professional women in the UK construction industry: Career success factors’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Mainstreaming women into disaster reduction decision making in the built environment: Research methodological perspectives’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Capacity analysis for disaster mitigation and reconstruction in the built environment: A stakeholder framework’. In: CIB 2010, 10-13th May 2010, University of Salford.

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Developing capacities for disaster risk reduction in the built environment: capacity analysis in Sri LankaInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 14 (4), pp. 287-303. ISSN 1648-715X

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Consequences, challenges and opportunitiesInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 1 (2). ISSN 1759-5908

Kaklauskas, A., Amaratunga, D. and Lill, I. (2010) ‘The Life Cycle Process Model for Efficient Construction Manager: Conceptual Modelling at the level of Personality and at Micro, Meso and Macro Levels’. In: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2-3 September 2010, Dauphine Université, Paris,

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010) ‘Disasters and the built environment: Towards a mature disciplineInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 1 (1). ISSN 1759-5908

Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2010) ‘An integrative review of the built environment discipline's role in the development of society's resilience to disastersInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 1 (1), pp. 11-24. ISSN 1759-5908

2009

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Challenges for disaster waste management in adapting climate changes’. In: 3rd FARU Research Conference: : Built Environment responding to climate change, 17th December 2009, Sri Lanka

Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Leadership styles of women managers in the UK construction industry’. In: CIB Joint International Symposium 2009, 27th September - 1st October 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Impact of post disaster waste management towards disaster risk reduction’. In: National Symposium on Promoting Knowledge Transfer to Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adoption, 7-8th July 2009, Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights, Sri Lanka

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Capacity building for post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction and managementInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 13 (2), pp. 83-86. ISSN 1648-715X

Kaklauskas, A., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Knowledge model for post-disaster managementInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 13 (2), pp. 117-128. ISSN 1648-715X

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘A HCI principles based framework to assess the user perception of web based Virtual Research Environments. Special issue on Capacity building for post disaster infrastructure development and managementInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 13 (2), pp. 129-142. ISSN 1648-715X

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Capacity building for post disaster waste management: research methodological perspective’. In: Proceedings of the BUHU 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2009. : Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu), University of Salford. pp. 672-680. ISBN 9781905732647

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Disaster management and the built environment: Guest EditorialDisaster Prevention and Management , 18 (1). ISSN 0965-3562

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Disaster risk reduction and post disaster infrastructure reconstruction in Sri Lanka’. In: Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, January 29 – 30, 2009, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Keraminiyage, K., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2009) ‘Achieving success in collaborative research: the role of virtual research environmentsJournal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon) , 14, pp. 59-69. ISSN 1874-4753

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2009) ‘Capturing and managing facilities knowledge for enhancing organisational effectiveness’. In: Value addition of facilities management and quantity surveying to economic development. Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa. . ISBN 9789559027324

Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Analysing leadership styles of female managers in UK construction: the research techniques’. In: Proceedings of the BUHU 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2009. : Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu), University of Salford. pp. 632-642. ISBN 9781905732647

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘Mainstreaming gender in disaster reduction: why and how?Disaster Prevention and Management , 18 (1), pp. 23-34. ISSN 0965-3562

2008

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Capacity building in post disaster waste management process’. In: International conference on social development and transition, 26-28th November 2008, Kathmandu.

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Post disaster waste management strategies in achieving sustainable built environment’. In: 2nd FARU research conference, 20th November 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Jayasena, S., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Karunasena, G. (2008) ‘EURASIA: development of a joint curricular on disaster management to enhance the capacities of European and Asian HEIs’. In: 2nd FARU Research Conference, 20th November 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Tacit knowledge generation and utilisation in the construction industry’. In: COBRA, 4-5th September 2008, Dublin, Ireland

Amaratunga, D., Shanmugam, M., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2008) ‘Construction and women: the lessons construction can learn from other sectors’. In: Collaborative Relationships in Construction. Hedley: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 224-244. ISBN 9781405180412

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Pathirage, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2008) ‘Disaster mitigation through collaborative knowledge sharing practices’. In: Collaborative Relationships in Construction. Hedley: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 163-178. ISBN 9781405180412

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Issues towards sustainable post disaster waste management: Post tsunami Sri Lanka’. In: 2nd International symposium on modelling the issues \& changes towards sustainable development, 8-12th July 2008, Sri Lanka

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Impacts of disaster waste on human environment: Post tsunami Sri Lanka’. In: International conference on social science, 18-20th July 2008, Sri Lanka

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Kaklauskas, A. (2008) ‘Minimising content stagnation in construction education: Automating the content update through a shared web repository for distance construction education’. In: ISARC 2008 - Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. : ISARC. .

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Automation and robotics in post disaster waste management: post tsunami Sri Lanka’. In: 25th International symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 27-29th June 2008, Lithuania

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Disaster risk reduction strategies and post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction’. In: 4th International i-Rec Conference : Building resilience: achieving effective post-disaster reconstruction, 30th April - 2nd May 2008, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Enhancing the capacity of Sri Lankan higher education institutions to meet post disaster recovery challenges’. In: 4th International i-Rec Conference : Building resilience, 30th April - 2nd May 2008, Christchurch, New Zealand

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Performance measurement in construction research & development: The use of case study research approach’. In: CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, 11th – 15th February 2008, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘The role of tacit knowledge in the construction industry: towards a definition’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2008) ‘Lessons learned from Asian tsunami disaster: Sharing knowledge’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Karunasena, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Capacity building for sustainable post disaster waste management: Construction \& demolition waste’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Employability of women managers in higher education sector: a study on their leadership qualities’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Gender mainstreaming in disaster reduction: Why and how?’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Post disaster reconstruction as an opportunity for development: women's perspective’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Elvitigala, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Women's career advancement and training & development in the construction industry’. In: CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research : Building resilience : Conference proceedings. : University of Salford. pp. 1723-1735. ISBN 978-1-905732-36-4

Kulatunga, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Researching "Construction client and innovation": Pilot study and analysis’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Post tsunami recovery capacity gaps in Sri Lanka’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Judging the quality of interpretivist research’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Contribution of women managers towards the construction industry development’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Ginige, K., Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Role of women leaders in the UK construction industry and their career barriers’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Elvitigala, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Improving construction training and development to retain women in construction’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Economic development perspectives of post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction: Post-tsunami reconstruction in Sri Lanka’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘The role of philosophical context in the development of theory: Towards methodological pluralismThe Built and Human Environment Review , 1 (1). ISSN 1759-0574

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ginige, K. and Thurairajah, N. (2008) Construction women leaders Salford, UK: The University of Salford.

Pathirage, C., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2008) ‘Knowledge management practices in facilities organisations: A case studyJournal of Facilities Management , 6 (1), pp. 5-22. ISSN 1472-5967

2007

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Addressing the challenges associated with construction partnering projects: Leadership of a cultural change’. In: CIB W92: Symposium on Sustainability and Value Through Construction Procurement, 29th November - 2nd December 2007, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Kaklauskas, A. (2007) ‘Research, teaching and training capacity enhancement through international higher education collaborations: economy, valuation and management of real estate and natural resources’. In: International Scientific and Practical Conference, 27-28th November 2007, Minsk, Belarus

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Enhancing the quality and the relevance of disaster management curricular within the Sri Lankan higher education’. In: International Conference on Business Management, October 2007, Sri Lanka

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Creating an effective higher education partnership between Europe and Asia in the built environment through the use of modern distance learning technologies’. In: Education in Changing Environment, September 2007, Salford

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Women's educational attainment and their experiences in construction education’. In: 3rd Annual Built Environment Education Conference of the Centre for Education in the Built Environment, 12-13th September 2007, University of Westminster, Central London.

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Improving construction industry image to enhance women representation in the industry workforce’. In: 23rd Annual ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management ) conference, 3-5th September 2007, Belfast

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Study on women leadership in construction organisations’. In: 23rd Annual ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management ) conference, September 2007, Belfast

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Gender stereotypes: A barrier for career development of women in construction’. In: 3rd Annual Built Environment Education Conference of the Centre for Education in the Built Environment, 12-13th September 2007, University of Westminster, Central London

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Kulatunga, U. (2007) ‘Performance measurement in construction research and developmentInternational Journal of Productivity and Performance Management , 56 (8), pp. 673-688. ISSN 1741-0401

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Rethinking leadership to construction partnering projects’. In: International symposium towards the formation of theory for the built environment, 18-19th June 2007, Salford

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Shanmugam, M., Elvitigala, G. and Ruddock, P. (2007) ‘The role of women in construction industry development: The UK Perspective’. In: CIB World Building Congress 2007, 21-25th May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2007) ‘EURASIA: role of construction education in capacity building for facilities and infrastructure development within a developing country setting’. In: CIB World Building Congress: Construction for Development, 14-17th May 2007, Cape Town International Conference Centre.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Role of construction in managing disasters in developing economies’. In: Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, 17-18th May 2007, The World Bank, Bled, Slovenia

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Knowledge sharing in disaster management strategies: Sri Lankan post-tsunami context’. In: CIB World Building Congress: Construction for Development, 14-17th May 2007, Cape Town International Conference Centre.

Amaratunga, D., Palliyaguru, R. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Review of infrastructure facilities development in Sri Lanka associated with post tsunami reconstruction and rehabilitation’. In: CIB World Building Congress: Construction for Development, 14-17th May 2007, Cape Town International Conference Centre.

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Performance measurement in construction research \& development: The use of case study research approach’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 2007, Sri Lanka

Elvitigala, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘The impact of training and development towards women's career in construction: research methodological perspective’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Elvitigala, G., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Shanmugam, M. (2007) ‘Construction and women: comparative analysis’. In: 4th International SCRI Symposium, 26-27th March 2007, University of Salford

Pathirage, C., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2007) ‘Enhancing the quality and consistency of undergraduate dissertation assessment: A case studyQuality assurance in education , 15 (3), pp. 271-286. ISSN 0968-4883

Seneviratne, T., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Review of reconstruction efforts in Sri Lanka: Post-tsunami phase’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Structuring the unstructured data: the use of content analysis’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘EURASIA: developing a framework to create a joint disaster management curricular to enhance European and Asian higher education capacities’. In: 4th International Salford Centre for Research and Innovation Symposium, 26-27th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Kulatunga, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Researching construction client and innovation: methodological perspective’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Leadership in construction partnering projects’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Confronting barriers to women in leadership positions: A study on construction industry’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘The role of philosophical context in the development of research methodology and theory’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Seneviratne, I. (2007) ‘Enhancing the quality and the relevance of disaster management curricular within the Sri Lankan higher education’. In: Appropriate Management Approaches in a Developing Context, 22nd March 2007, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Effects of post disaster infrastructure reconstruction on disaster management cycle and challenges confronted: The case of Indian Ocean tsunami in Sri Lanka’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Thurairajah, N., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2007) ‘Addressing the challenges associated with construction partnering projects: Leadership perspective’. In: CIB W92: Symposium on Sustainability and Value Through Construction Procurement, 29th November - 2nd December 2007, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Identifying higher capability maturity KPAs of construction organisations; Model refinement through expert interviews’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Effect of attitudes towards creating women managers in the construction industry’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Tacit knowledge and organisational performance: construction industry perspectiveJournal of Knowledge Management , 11 (1), pp. 115-126. ISSN 1367-3270

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Tacit knowledge and organisational performance: Construction industry perspectiveJournal of Knowledge Management , 11 (1), pp. 15-126. ISSN 1367-3270

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Shanmugam, M. and Elvitigala, G. (2007) Construction and women Salford, UK: University of Salford.

2006

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Managing knowledge for facilities management organisational effectiveness - A business case’. In: Annual International Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2006), Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September 2006, University College London

Elvitigala, G., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Ingirige, B. (2006) ‘Women's entry into construction: Does industry culture act as a barrier?’. In: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 20th October 2006, Rome, Italy

Thurairajah, N., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2006) ‘Cultural change in construction partnering projects: the role of leadership’. In: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 20th October 2006, Rome, Italy

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘ICT for construction process improvement: Enabler or a driver?’. In: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 20th October 2006, Rome, Italy

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Design parameters of research and development performance measurement in construction’. In: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 20th October 2006, Rome, Italy

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Developing a business case to manage tacit knowledge within construction organisations’. In: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 20th October 2006, Rome, Italy

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2006) ‘Importance of KM for facilities management organisational effectiveness: intellectual capital perspective’. In: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 20th October 2006, Rome, Italy

Shanmugam, M., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Ingirige, B. (2006) ‘A study of the role of leadership characteristics of women in construction’. In: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 20th October 2006, Rome, Italy

Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Lessons construction can learn from other sectors’. In: Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 9781842193074

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2006) ‘An exploration of the construction industry's role in disaster preparedness, response and recovery’. In: The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 9781842193074

Palliyaguru, R., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Review of impact of post-tsunami reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure facilities’. In: Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 9781842193074

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Role of the construction client in innovation: A literature review’. In: Annual International Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2006), 7-8th September 2006, The RICS and The Bartlett School, University College London

Ingirige, B., Amaratunga, D., Sexton, M., Ahmed, V., Baldry, D., Aouad, G. and Keraminiyage, K. (2006) Guidelines for improving social outcomes gained through distance learning (DL) tools University of Salford

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘A theoretical framework on managing tacit knowledge for enhancing performance in the construction industry’. In: Annual International Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2006), 7-8th September 2006, The RICS and The Bartlett School, University College London

Keraminiyage, K., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2006) ‘Role of built environment education curricula in post- disaster recovery management’. In: Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 9781842193074

Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Employability of women managers in the education sector: A study on their leadership role’. In: Second Annual Built Environment Education Conference (BEECON 2006), Recruitment and Retention:The Way Forward, 12-13th September 2006, The Bonnington Hotel, Bloomsbury, London.

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Performance measurement of construction research and development: Evaluation of performance measurement frameworks’. In: Annual International Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2006), 7-8th September 2006, The RICS and The Bartlett School, University College London

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Cultural transformation in construction partnering projects’. In: Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 9781842193074

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Managing knowledge for facilities management organisational effectiveness - A business case’. In: Annual International Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2006), 7-8th September 2006, The RICS and The Bartlett School, University College London

Elvitigala, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Women's career development and the role of training and development’. In: Second Annual Built Environment Education Conference (BEECON 2006), Recruitment and Retention:The Way Forward, 12-13th September 2006, The Bonnington Hotel, Bloomsbury, London.

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Design parameters of research and development performance measurement systems’. In: 1st International CIB student chapters postgraduate conference, 2006, Middle east Technical University, Ankara

Thurairajah, N., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Leadership in construction partnering projects: Research methodological perspective’. In: ARCOM Doctoral workshop, 2nd June 2006, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2006) ‘European and Asian infrastructure advantage (EURASIA): Enhancing the teaching, training and research capacity of European and Asian higher education institutes’. In: Customising the Quantity Surveying Education to Face Challenges in Year 2020 Conference, 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Construction innovation: a literature review on current research’. In: Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands,

Senaratne, S., Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D., Haigh, R., Kagioglou, M. and Aouad, G. (2006) ‘Integrating research and teaching in higher education: Conceptual issues’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 12th April 2006, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘The role of research and development in achieving excellence in construction’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 12th April 2006, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Shanmugam, M., Lee, A. and Elvitigala, G. (2006) ‘Construction industry and women: a review of the barriers’. In: 3rd International SCRI Research Symposium, 3-4th April 2006, Delft University, Netherlands

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Social aspects associated with modern distance learning programmes’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 12th April 2006, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Women in construction: A study on leadership’. In: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6-7th April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands

Jeong, K., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2006) ‘Delivering public sector efficiencies: The potential role of capability maturity models in construction’. In: 3rd International SCRI Research Symposium, April 2006, Delft University, Netherlands.

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Measuring performance and the impact of research and development in the construction industry: Research methodological perspectives’. In: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6-7th April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Managing construction workers and their tacit knowledge in a knowledge environment: A conceptual framework’. In: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6-7th April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands

Elvitigala, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘The impact of culture on career development of women in construction’. In: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6-7th April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands

Thurairajah, N., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2006) ‘Leadership in construction partnering projects: Research methodological perspective’. In: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6-7th April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Higher capability maturity dynamics of UK construction organisations’. In: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6-7th April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Key knowledge management variables for facilities management organisational effectiveness’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 12th April 2006, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Shanmugam, M. and Elvitigala, G. (2006) Current status on construction and women in the North West of England Industry Report: ESF Regional: Manchester

Amaratunga, D., Pathirage, C., Baldry, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) Inspiring Sri Lankan renewal and development London, UK: RICS

Amaratunga, D., Pathirage, C., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2006) Knowledge management applications in facilities management for organisational effectiveness London, UK: RICS

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Rameezdeen, R. (2006) ‘Attitudes and perceptions of construction workforce on construction waste in Sri LankaManagement of Environmental Quality: An International Journal , 17 (1), pp. 57-72. ISSN 1477-7835

Ingirige, B., Amaratunga, D., Dowdle, D., Keraminiyage, K., Goulding, J., Baldry, D. and Lees, M. (2006) Improving co-learner interactions through web based online assessments within distant learning settings University of Salford

Jeong, K., Kagioglou, M., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Siriwardena, M. (2006) ‘Embedding good practice sharing within process improvementEngineering Construction and Architectural Management , 13 (1), pp. 62-81. ISSN 0969-9988

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘The role of research and development in shaping the future of quantity surveyors’. In: Customising the Quantity Surveying Education to Face Challenges in Year 2020 Conference, 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2005

Senaratne, S., Kagioglou, M., Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D., Aouad, G. and Bowden, A. (2005) ‘Research knowledge transfer into teaching in the built environmentEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management , 12 (6), pp. 587-600. ISSN 0969-9988

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Recognising the importance of "Tacit" skills of the construction worker in a knowledge environment’. In: ACROM Doctoral Workshop, 30th November 2005, School of the Built Environment, Northumbria University

Amaratunga, D., Keraminiyage, K. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Applicability of the software CMM higher capability maturity key process areas within the UK construction industry’. In: 2nd Scottish Conference for the Post Graduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment, 16-17th November 2005, University of Glasgow, UK

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Managing the construction worker in a knowledge environment’. In: 2nd Scottish Conference for the Post Graduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment, 16-17th November 2005, University of Glasgow, UK

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Literature review on the status of research and development in construction and its performance measurement’. In: 2nd Scottish Conference for the Post Graduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment, 16-17th November 2005, University of Glasgow

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Achieving higher capability maturity in construction process improvement’. In: 2nd International Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built And Natural Environment (PRoBE), 16th - 17th November 2005, Glasgow, Scotland

Amaratunga, D., Kulatunga, U. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Research and development, skills requirements, and achieving excellence in construction’. In: ACROM Doctoral Workshop, 30th November 2005, North Cumbria University, Newcastle.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Perera, S. (2005) ‘Selection of electrical accessories: a cost modelling approach’. In: 2nd Scottish Conference for the Post Graduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment, 16-17th November 2005, University of Glasgow, UK

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Importance of tacit knowledge towards company performance and its relevance to construction’. In: RICS COBRA Conference (held as part of the QUT Research week), 3-8th July 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Improving quality and consistency of dissertation assessment’. In: RICS COBRA Conference (held as part of the QUT Research week), 3-8th July 2005, Brisbane, Australia.

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2005) ‘Improving dissertation assessment in built environment’. In: Higher Education Academy Conference, July 2005, Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Siriwardena, M. and Keraminiyage, K. (2005) ‘Salford CIB student chapter: Towards achieving excellence in postgraduate research’. In: RICS COBRA Conference (held as part of the QUT Research week), 3-8th July 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Thurairajah, N., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2005) ‘Achieving excellence in construction’. In: 5th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 2005, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Place of technology management as a key process area within construction process improvement: A critical analysis’. In: RICS COBRA Conference (held as part of the QUT Research week), 3-8th July 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘UK construction processes and IT adoptability: Learning form other industries’. In: 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - Combining Forces., 13-16th June 2005, Helsinki, Finland

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘A capability maturity approach for construction process improvement: use of case studies approach’. In: 5th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 2005, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2005) ‘Structured process improvements in facilities management organisations: Best practice case studies in the retail sector’. In: 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - Combining Forces - Advancing Facilities Management and Construction through Innovation, 13-16th June 2005, Helsinki, Finland

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Performance measurement applications within the UK construction industry: A literature review’. In: 5th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 2005, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK.

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Knowledge management research within the built environment: Research methodological perspectives’. In: 5th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 2005, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK.

Ingirige, B., Amaratunga, D., Keraminiyage, K. and Baldry, D. (2005) ‘Leveraging distance learning tools for broadbasing education in construction industry disciplines: The importance of a continuous social discourse’. In: RICS COBRA Conference (held as part of the QUT Research week), 3-8th July 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Sarshar, M. (2005) ‘Application of the balanced scorecard in the UK NHS's estates and facilities environment’. In: 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - Combining Forces., 13-16th June 2005, Helsinki, Finland

Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2005) ‘Performance measurement applications in facilities management: An investigation into the future directions’. In: 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - Combining Forces., 13-16th June 2005 2005, Helsinki, Finland.

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Are we catering to the construction industry KM requirements?: A literature synthesis’. In: 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - Combining Forces., 13-16th June 2005, Helsinki, Finland

Siriwardena, M., Jeong, K., Amaratunga, D., Kagioglou, M. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘SPICE 3: Facilitating organisational process improvement through good practice sharing’. In: Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) 2nd International Symposium, April 2005, University of Salford, Greater Manchester.

Amaratunga, D. and Jeong, K. (2005) Guide to teamwork and leadership skills Salford, UK: Centre for Education in the Built Environment, University of Salford.

Amaratunga, D. and Jeong, K. (2005) Guide to personal development, professional competence, judgement and confidence: Best practice report University of Salford: Centre for Education in the Built Environment.

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) Improving dissertation assessment, final report University of Salford

2004

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2004) ‘Knowledge management and organisational performance: a literature review’. In: 2nd International CIB Student Chapter Symposium. Sustainability and Innovation in Construction and Real Estate, October 2004, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Senaratne, S., Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D., Aouad, G. and Kagioglou, M. (2004) ‘Good practice guidelines for research knowledge transfer into teaching within built environment’. In: Learning and Teaching Conference, 17th September 2004, London Metropolitan University

Pathirage, C., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D. and Green, C. (2004) ‘Improving dissertation assessment’. In: Education in a Changing Environment: Scholarship, Educational Research and Development at the University of Salford: Proceedings of the University of Salford's 2nd Learning and Teaching Research Conference. : University of Salford. . ISBN 9780902896802

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2004) ‘Customer related facilities management processes: understanding the needs of the customer’. In: CIB W070 Facilities Management and Maintenance Symposium, 27-29th September 2004, Michigan State University, Michigan, United States

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2004) ‘Process improvement in the UK construction industry and its co-relationship with the use of ICT Tools: current research status and the way forward’. In: 2nd International CIB Student Chapter Symposium. Sustainability and Innovation in Construction and Real Estate, 2004, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2004) Provision of necessary training in research methods: Case study report Salford, UK: Centre for Education in the Built Environment, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

Sarshar, M., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2004) ‘Improving project processes: best practice case studyConstruction Innovation: Information, Process, Management , 4 (2), pp. 69-82. ISSN 1471-4175

Zainudeen, M., Niraj, T. and Amaratunga, D. (2004) ‘Contribution of construction-related commodities to the trade balance’. In: 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 29th March - 2nd April 2004, The University of Salford

Amaratunga, D (2004) An investigation into the future directions of performance measurement applications in facilities management, final report The University of Salford

Rezgui, Y., Mitra, S. and Amaratunga, D. (2004) Quality of doctoral programmes, project report European University Association

Amaratunga, D., Senaratne, S., Baldry, D., Kagioglou, M. and Aouad, G. (2004) ReKnowiT Research knowledge into teaching : phase 1 project report The University of Salford

Senaratne, S., Amaratunga, D., Kagioglou, M., Baldry, D. and Aouad, G. (2004) Guidelines to transfer research knowledge into teaching in the built environment: Case study report Centre for Education in the Built Environment, University of Salford

Jeong, K., Siriwardena, M., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Kagioglou, M. (2004) ‘Structured process improvement for construction enterprises (SPICE) level 3: establishing a management infrastructure to facilitate process improvement at an organisational level’. In: 1st Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) Symposium, 2004, The University of Salford

Jeong, K., Siriwardena, M., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Kagioglou, M. (2004) Structured process improvement for construction enterprises (SPICE) level 3: Establishing a management infrastructure to facilitate process improvement at an organisational level: Industry report Swindon: EPSRC (Unpublished)

Senaratne, S., Amaratunga, D., Kagioglou, M., Baldry, D. and Aouad, G. (2004) Transferring Research Knowledge into Teaching in The Built Environment The University of Salford (Unpublished)

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2004) ‘A critical analysis of accidents at construction sites’. In: 2nd International CIB Student Chapter Symposium. Sustainability and Innovation in Construction and Real Estate, 2004, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Jeong, K., Siriwardena, M., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Kagioglou, M. and Sarshar, M. (2004) How to share good practice in your organisation Swindon: EPSRC (Unpublished)

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2004) ‘A literature review of knowledge management, facilities management and link between those two disciplines’. In: 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 2004, University of Salford

2003

Thurairajah, N., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2003) ‘An empirical study of the challenges of construction partnering in UK’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 9-11th April 2003, The Lowry, University of Salford

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2003) ‘A virtual environment for collaborative research and teaching in built environment’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 9-11th April 2003, The Lowry, University of Salford

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2003) ‘A conceptual framework to measure facilities management performanceProperty Management , 21 (2), pp. 171-189. ISSN 0263-7472

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2003) Improving dissertation assessment Salford, UK: University of Salford (Unpublished)

Amaratunga, D., Sarshar, M. and Haigh, R. (2003) Implementing the balanced scorecard in NHS estates and facilities Leeds, UK: NHS Report, NHS Estates (Unpublished)

2002

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2002) ‘Performance measurement in facililities management and its relationships with management theory and motivationFacilities , 20 (10), pp. 327-336. ISSN 0263-2772

Sarshar, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2002) ‘Structured process improvement in facilities management organisations using the SPICE FM approach’. In: CIB Working Commission W70 - The 2002 Global Symposium, 18-20th September, Glasgow

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2002) ‘Moving from performance measurement to performance managementFacilities , 20 (5/6), pp. 217-223. ISSN 0263-2772

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Sarshar, M. and Baldry, D. (2002) ‘Assessment of facilities management process capability: NHS facilities case studyInternational Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance , 15 (6), pp. 277-288. ISSN 0952-6862

Amaratunga, D., Sarshar, M. and Baldry, D. (2002) ‘Process improvement in facilities management: the SPICE approachBusiness Process Management Journal , 8 (4), pp. 318-337. ISSN 1463-7154

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Sarshar, M. and Baldry, D. (2002) ‘Application of the balanced scorecard concept to develop a conceptual framework to measure facilities management performance within NHS facilitiesInternational Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance , 15 (4), pp. 141-151. ISSN 0952-6862

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2002) ‘Sample view of current performance measurement practices in facilities managements’. In: School of Construction and Property Management, January 2002, The University of Salford

Amaratunga, D. and Sarshar, M. (2002) The use of balanced scorecard for strategy communication and performance management in NHS trusts NHS Report, NHE Estates

Amaratunga, D., Sarshar, M. and Carter, M. (2002) Distributed virtual workspace for enhancing communication within the construction industry – DIVERCITY, Final report Information Society Technology

Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D., Sarshar, M. and Newton, R. (2002) ‘Quantitative and qualitative research in the built environment: application of “mixed” research approachWork Study , 51 (1), pp. 17-31. ISSN 0043-8022

Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D., Sarshar, M. and Newton, R. (2002) ‘Qualitative and quantitative research in the built environment: application of "mixed" research approach: a conceptual framework to measure FM performanceWork Study , 20 (1), pp. 17-31. ISSN 0043-8022

2001

Aouad, G., Bakis, N., Amaratunga, D., Osbaldiston, S., Sun, M., Kishk, M., Al-Hajj, A. and Pollock, R. (2001) ‘An integrated life cycle costing database: a conceptual framework’. In: 17th Annual ARCOM Conference,, 5-7 September 2001, University of Salford , pp. 422-431

Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D. and Sarshar, M. (2001) ‘Process improvement through performance measurement: the balanced scorecard methodologyWork Study , 50 (5), pp. 179-189. ISSN 0043-8022

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2001) ‘Case study methodology as a means of theory building: performance measurement in facilities management organisationsWork Study , 50 (3), pp. 95-105. ISSN 0043-8022

Nelson, M., Amaratunga, D. and Sarshar, M. (2001) Supply chain management philosophies and approaches: Industry report EPSRC

Amaratunga, D. and Sarshar, M. (2001) How to develop a balanced scorecard - NHS estates and facilities - guide to a balanced scorecard performance management and methodology NHE Report, NHS Estates

Amaratunga, D (2001) Taking a critical perspective to the European business excellence model using the "SPICE FM" approach EPSRC

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Sarshar, M. (2001) SPICE FM (Structured process improvement for construction environments - facilities management ) Salford, UK: University of Salford

2000

Amaratunga, D., Baldry, D. and Sarshar, M. (2000) ‘Assessment of facilities management performance – what next?Facilities , 18 (1/2), pp. 66-75. ISSN 0263-2772

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2000) ‘Assessment of facilities management performance in higher education propertiesFacilities , 18 (7/8), pp. 293-301. ISSN 0263-2772

Amaratunga, D (2000) ‘Assessment of facilities management performanceProperty Management , 18 (4), pp. 258-266. ISSN 0263-7472

Amaratunga, D (2000) ‘Building performance evaluation in higher education properties : a facilities management approachRICS Research Paper Series , 3 (14). ISSN 1354-506X

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (2000) ‘Theory building in facilities management research: case study methodology’. In: Case study methodology, January 2000, University of Salford, UK

1999

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (1999) ‘Building performance evaluation of higher education properties: towards a process model’. In: : Proceeding of the COBRA 99 RICS (Construction and Building Research Conference, 1999), December 1999, The University of Salford

Amaratunga, D (1999) Post-occupancy evaluation of higher educational buildings, departmental research report The University of Salford

1998

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (1998) ‘Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Higher Education Teaching Spaces - A Methodological Approach’. In: Bizarre Fruit Conference, December 1998, Research Centre for Built and Human Environment

Amaratunga, D. and Baldry, D. (1998) ‘Appraising the total performance of higher educational buildings : a participatory approach towards a knowledge-base system’. In: Proceedings of the COBRA 98 RICS (Construction and Building Research Conference), December 1998, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Esteem

(i) International and National Committees / Roles

The highest standards of research integrity are an essential element of quality. Building on recent progress, I develop and implement communication and procedures to ensure that research ethics and all other dimensions of integrity are part of the values of our staff and govern our behaviour. I continue to make an impact through my involvement in national and international strategic advisory bodies and some examples in this context are listed below:

  • Panel Chair – United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNIDR) , International Panel on “Accountability and Governance” Words into action – 2016 to date
  • UNISDR "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign Advocate (one of 2 for the UK) . Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) of the United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction has made this appointment  to promote urban disaster resilience in their spheres of influence. – October 2014
  • Advisory Panel Member. Resilient Cities Initiative 2010 – to date . United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) (http://www.unisdr.org/we/campaign/cities )
  • Member of the Post-2015 DRR Framework Advisory Group. Invited by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG). The Advisory Group provides guidance on substantive and process related matters to the SRSG on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. The Advisory Group consists of distinguished representatives from the public and private sector, as well as international and non-governmental organizations.
  • A partner of UNHABITAT’s HABITAT UNIVERSITIES initiative. This initiative was introduced as a means of promoting cooperation between UN-HABITAT and institutions of higher education, as well as facilitating exchange and cooperation among universities globally. November 2014 to date .
  • Partner, Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI). Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan – May 2015 to date. GADRI is a forum for sharing knowledge and promoting collaboration on topics related to disaster risk reduction and resilience to disasters.  GADRI facilitates discussions on, Planning and organization of disaster risk research; Formation of international research groups to investigate current global disasters, and implement new research methodologies, and emphasizing trans-disciplinary approaches; Establishment of an international network for timely communication related to disaster research and collaborations with other networks; and Other issues relating to the promotion of disaster risk reduction, such as engaging with policy makers and practitioners.
  • Partner of the E Conference on Landside risk reduction - Model Policy frameworks, Standards and Guidelines on Landslide Disaster Reduction. World Centre of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau and the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment in Sri Lanka.
  • Expert Adviser, establishing a Center of excellences in the area of Natural Disasters, The Ministry of higher education of Saudi Arabia
  • Chairman, Horizon 2020 launch for the South Asia region: “The Horizon 2020 : Teaming up with EU for Research Excellence”. Horizon 2020 is the new financial programme of the European Union (EU) for research and innovation and acts as the successor to the current programme (FP7) which will run until the end of 2013. It has a budget of just over €70 billion for the period between 2014 and 2020. The new programme is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.
  • Peer review panel member, Foresight project on Improving Future Disaster Anticipation and Resilience Member of the expert peer review panel, UNISDR Global Assessment Report, 2012 - 2013.
  • University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka International panel of experts . In 2012, I was appointed as a member of the strategic advisory board of University of Moratuwa “Transformation of University of Moratuwa to International Level” strategy. Sri Lanka's Higher Education Ministry launch of a special programme to upgrade six local universities, allocating some US$6 million to improving teaching, research and infrastructure to 'international' levels.
  • International Committee member of Building the bridges between universities and communities: A Regional Policy Dialogue - conference organised by the University Grants Commission, Bangladesh (UGC) for the Bangladesh Vice Chancellors and coordinated by the British Council. December 2011.
  • UK partner and member of the International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR). IIIRR is a multi-university international consortium, which provides overall leadership in research, education, planning, design and implementation for mitigation of the impact of natural disasters and infrastructure renewal and reconstruction projects in tsunami affected or underdeveloped regions. 2009 to date

 

(ii). Invited Key note Speeches / Lectures/Session leaderships

My international research profile is evidenced by the number of invitations I received to deliver a large number of speeches and presentations at international conferences, events and visits. These invitations recognise numerous key notes and plenary addresses I have delivered which further confirms my position as a global leader in my chosen area of expertise and as a catalyst for positive change, both within the built and human environment and at its many interfaces. These opportunities provide the means to disseminate my research to international policy makers, industrialists and academics. They generate impact and enable me to play a leading role in shaping the built and human environment links to disaster mitigation and reconstruction, incorporating inclusiveness and social responsibility.

  • Invited key note session on “SOUTH ASIA AND THE SOCIETAL CHALLENGES: A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE” at the international research conference of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa on Responsive Built Environment, held on December 11-12, 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Lead facilitator of an international workshop entitled: “ Market Demands in the Construction Industry to Increase Societal Resilience to Disasters”, 9th December 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of the CADRE (Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education)
  • Facilitator at an international workshop entitled “Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction" organized as a part of a global, regional and national partnership by SPARC, University of Colombo-Sri Lanka and Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC), University of Huddersfield-UK, and Essex Accounting Centre, University of Essex-UK on the 8th December 2015 in Colombo Sri Lanka.
  • Session lead on “Research funding opportunities” at the  British Council Researcher Links programme, funded  multi-disciplinary international workshop entitled Development of Disaster Resilient Coastal Communities to Enhance Economic Development and Social Welfare, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, from 28th October – 1st November 2015
  • Session lead on “Publishing your research” at the  British Council Researcher Links programme, funded  multi-disciplinary international workshop workshop entitled Development of Disaster Resilient Coastal Communities to Enhance Economic Development and Social Welfare, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, from 28th October – 1st November 2015
  • Session lead on “Raising Your profile Or How to let others know you are doing OK !! ” at the  British Council Researcher Links programme, funded  multi-disciplinary international workshop workshop entitled Development of Disaster Resilient Coastal Communities to Enhance Economic Development and Social Welfare, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, from 28th October – 1st November 2015
  • Delivered a key note lecture entitled: “Research and innovation to address societal challenges: Priorities for EU-South Asia cooperation in Horizon 2020”, at the 3rd PlanoCosmo and 10th SSMS International Conference on ‘Resilient City, Resilient Region’, held from 26 – 27 October 2015 at the Institute Technology of Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia. This international conference was jointly organised by Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Institute Technology of Bandung and the Society of Social Management System.
  • Contributor at the “Leading Disaster Risk Reduction: A seminar on preparing for and responding to disasters”, held on the 1st October 2015 in the Mountbatten Room, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.
  • A key note entitled  “Disaster risk mitigation for infrastructure –  Global perspective”, Symposium on Enhancing Resilience of Critical Road Structures: Bridges, Culverts and Flood Ways, Bush fire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC), Disaster Resilience Australia & RMIT University, Australia. July 2015.
  • Panel Co-chair – Roundtable discussion on the role of Higher Education in supporting implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, 5th TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE, EXPLORING THE CONCEPT OF RESILIENCE AS A USEFUL FRAMEWORK OF ANALYSIS FOR HOW SOCIETY CAN COPE WITH THE THREAT OF NATURAL AND HUMAN INDUCED HAZARDS, NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA, 15TH-17TH JULY 2015
  • Session facilitator, Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate . This programme was held from 18th to 21st May 2015 at the SIHYMECC Auditorium, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and was organized by the  Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Thailand. This programme was held from 18th to 21st May 2015 at the SIHYMECC Auditorium, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  • A key note speech entitled :  “Capacity Building Framework for Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness”, E Conference on Landside risk reduction - Model Policy frameworks, Standards and Guidelines on Landslide Disaster Reduction. The event is being organized by the World Centre of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau and the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment in Sri Lanka, May 2015
  • A key note address entitled: “A disaster resilient built environment in urban cities: The need to empower local governments”. E Conference on Landside risk reduction - Model Policy frameworks, Standards and Guidelines on Landslide Disaster Reduction. The event is being organized by the World Centre of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau and the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment in Sri Lanka, May 2015
  • Organiser Reducing Disaster Risk in Urban Settings - Intergovernmental Segment, Ministerial Roundtable, 16th March 2015, at Sendai International Centre, Japan as part of the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Organiser and facilitator - Local Governments Roundtable, The Sendai International Centre in Japan, Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDRR) , March 2015.
  • Multi-Stakeholder Segment, Working Session: Applying Science and Technology to Disaster Risk Reduction Decision-Making” as  a member of the Science and Technology Major group at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan, March 2015. This session set the agenda for the future of science and research for disaster risk reduction and explore new partnerships for promoting evidence-based disaster risk reduction for sustainable development. The session also discussed the proposal of the scientific community to re-initiate an international scientific advisory mechanism for disaster risk.
  • A key note address entitled  “Tackling societal challenges through international collaboration” at the Disasters and Human Security Public Forum organised at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan from 14 – 18 March 2015.Tohoku University International Program in Human Security and United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security jointly hosted this public forum.
  • Lead facilitator, open briefing event on CASCADE findings. The major findings from the CASCADE project were presented at an open briefing event at the UK Research Office in Brussels. The event, held on 9th March 2015 was attended by over 25 representatives from European and South Asian government agencies, as well as funding bodies and other research groups.The event was held to raise awareness about the project and the opportunities for research and innovation collaboration between the EU and South Asia
  • Session on Gender and Recovery,  Workshop on Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ten Years On, 5th December 2014, Galle Face 6 Conference Hall, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Organized by  SPARC, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK; University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; and CASCADE Project (European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 609562)
  • Panel member of the policy dialogue - Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ten Years On, 5th December 2014, Galle Face 6 Conference Hall, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Organized by  SPARC, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK; University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; and CASCADE Project (European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 609562). This was an attempt to capture the insights and conclusions that emerge from the event which will be used to inform policy for the international community, as well as national and local government.
  • Lead facilitator, Horizon 2020: Collaborating with EU Researchers for Research Excellence, 2nd December 2014, UGC Auditorium, 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka. The University Grants Commission (UGC) is the apex body of the University System in Sri Lanka which. The functions of the UGC are; planning and coordination of university education, allocation of funds to Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), maintenance of academic standards, regulation of the administration of HEIs and regulation of admission of students to HEIs. Its vision is to be an excellent regulatory body which guide, develop and sustain a network of 'Centers of Excellence' in higher education meeting the national needs and aspirations in keeping with global trends. All 15 Sri Lankan universities are under its umbrella: University of Colombo, University of Peradeniya, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Kelaniya, University of Moratuwa, University of Jaffna, University of Ruhuna, The Open University of Sri Lanka, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Uva Wellassa University, University of the Visual & Performing Arts. Vice Chancellors of all these universities along with other scientists attended  the event.
  • Panel member, regional workshop on Coastal Hazards and Tsunami Risk Assessment and Management, which is based on the IOC Guidelines on Tsunami Risk Assessment and Mitigation for the Indian Ocean, University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 29 September – 1 October 2014
  • Invited speech, International best practices, Conventions, knowledge transfer mechanisms, The future we want; Safer Sri Lanka; Disaster Management Conference; 24-26 September, 2014 – BMICH, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka ; To assess and share the lessons learned, best practices, repercussions, challenges of disaster risk management and development activities initiated by the DRM stakeholders in Sri Lanka since 2004 Great Indian Ocean Tsunami.
  • Session lead, Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development and Education (CASCADE) Regional project – Sri Lanka’s contribution), Science, Systems and Application towards sustainable Disaster Management, The future we want; Safer Sri Lanka; Disaster Management Conference; 24-26 September, 2014 – BMICH, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka. Panel co-lead, panel discussion on Disaster Resilience education, 10th International Conference of The International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (I3R2): Collaboration for Effective Disaster Mitigation and Response was held from May 20-22, 2014 Purdue University, Indiana, USA
  • Lead, The Horizon 2020: Teaming up with the EU for Research Excellence - A workshop for Sri Lankan Scientists ; organized by the National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka in Collaboration with the European Union , 2 May 2014, At the Auditorium, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with CASCADE (Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development, and Education)
  • Lead, “Pathways for Sri Lankan Scientists via Horizon 2020: Opportunities for South Asian Institutions – a Workshop for University of Moratuwa Academic staff”, 2nd May 2014, Engineering faculty board room, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with CASCADE (Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development, and Education)
  • Session lead, The Horizon 2020 – funding opportunities for research excellence; CIB INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a Changing World; KANDLAMA, SRI LANKA , MAY 2014 ; in collaboration with CASCADE (Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development, and Education)
  • UNHABITAT World Urban Forum - Resilience Dialogue : 
Raising Standards of Urban Resilience Friday, 11 April 2014, 
Medellín, Columbia
Agenda
DRAFT_20 March_2014 (The primary aim of this Dialogue is to demonstrate how a holistic approach to urban resilience that considers all functions of an urban system can contribute to making all cities more equitable places to live and work)
  • UNHABITAT World Urban Forum University round table: Universities addressing Urban challenges. 10 April 2014, 
Medellín, Columbia
. Agenda
DRAFT_20 March_2014 The roundtable gathered scholars, experts, researchers, university representatives and heads of thematic areas of UN- Habitat to discuss the role of knowledge and education, as well as the possible contributions of universities to address the challenges of sustainable urbanisation in the 21st century.
  • UNHABITAT World Urban Forum Gender and women round table - Gender equality and the new urban agenda. 11 April 2014, 
Medellín, Columbia
. It addressed the linkages between gender equality, wom- en’s empowerment and urbanisation as positive drivers of the New Urban Agenda, emphasizing the centrality of gender equality and wom- en’s empowerment in furthering economic growth and achieving sustainable development in the New Urban Agenda. It also identified, developed and promoted strategies for enhancing gender equality and women’s empowerment as an integral part of the transformative change in the New Urban Agenda towards Post-2015, the Sustainable De- velopment Goals and Habitat III.
  • Key note address - Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - New Means and Tools, Trends; NATO Advanced Research Workshop: an invitational workshop, with all participants approved by the SPS program (NATO) and with a participation A volume will be published in NATO series after the ARW, based on the presented key notes; Iasi, Romania, November 6-8, 2013.
  • Key note address - Disaster Risk Reduction and the Built Environment, ICPS' International Roundtable on Disaster Resilience, Brussels.

 International Centre for Parliamentary Studies 27th November 2013.
  • Strengthening Local Risk Management and mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction for sustainable development. Key note speech at the “ From Opportunity to Action: Bridging the Gap between Disaster Reduction and Development through Science(s), Technology and People Centred Actions” conference, Dealing with Disasters (DwD 2013) together with the 4th Conference of the IDRiM Society (2013), September 2013, Northumbria University, UK
  • Workshop on "Capacity Building on Disaster Resilient Measures", Southern Province, Sri Lanka – 17th September 2013, Herritance Ahungalle, Sri Lanka. In association with International Conference on Building Resilience 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka 17th – 19th September 2013. Collaborators : Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities; Southern Provisional Council, Sri Lanka; and Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford; In support of UNISDR Resilient Cities Programme
  • National launch of the United Nations Global Assessment Report . In association with International Conference on Building Resilience 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka 17th – 19th September 2013. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, in its third and the latest edition, emphasises the importance of the business case for disaster risk reduction. It highlights how the transformation of the global economy over the last forty years has led to rapid increases in disaster risk in low, medium and high-income countries, affecting businesses and societies. The GAR report states that economic losses linked to natural disasters are ‘out of control’ and will only increase without more focus on disaster risk management. This can only be reduced with an effective public and private sector partnership. A panel discussion at the Conference provided an opportunity to contextualise the GAR theme within a Sri Lankan context.
  • Key note address - Rebuilding for Resilience: Post-Disaster Reconstruction as a social system as part of Panel VII: “Resiliency and Social Systems”, at the Fourth Annual Conference on Community Resilience, Building the Critical Infrastructure for Resiliency: International Goals – National Strategies – Local Actions August 29 - 30, 2013 Davos, Switzerland in Partnership with The Global Risk Forum U.S. National Academy of Sciences Virginia Tech. Fourth Annual Conference on Community Resilience, August 29 - 30, 2013 Davos, Switzerland - August 2013
  • Key note address - Challenges in Managing Housing Needs in Post Conflict Housing Reconstruction. 9th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction be held at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from 8th – 11th July 2013.
  • Workshop on "Millennium Development Goals", Planning Urban and Rural Infrastructure, Development Practice Programme of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. This is supported by MacArthur Foundation and the Earth Institute, Columbia University and is part of a global network of over 20 similar programmes in 16 countries which have been developed in accordance with the recommendations of the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice. July 2013
  • Workshop on "Poverty and infrastructure", Planning Urban and Rural Infrastructure, Development Practice Programme of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. July 2013
  • Key note address - "Disaster Resilient Cities", UNISDR Training Day, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2013
  • Key note address - Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Department of Civil Engineering, RAZAK School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, March 2013.
  • Key note address - Raising your research profile Or How to let others know you are doing OK !! , RAZAK School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, March 2013.
  • Workshop on "Writing a good proposal", Department of Civil Engineering, RAZAK School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, March 2013.
  • Workshop on "An insider’s guide to getting published in research journal", RAZAK School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, March 2013.Invited key note presentation on " Social vulnerability”, Regional Workshop on Coastal Hazards and applications in Risk Assessment and Mitigation organised by UNESCO/IOC, Paris, 19-22 March 2013, Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka.
  • Facilitated a workshop on, “Stakeholder engagement to address social vulnerability”, Regional Workshop on Coastal Hazards and applications in Risk Assessment and Mitigation organised by UNESCO/IOC, Paris, 19-22 March 2013, Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka.
  • POLICY BRIEFING: RESEARCH NEEDS FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE &DEVELOPMENT, Thursday 28 November 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Workshop on Communication Research Needs for Building Societal Resilience, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, November 2012.
  • Challenges in Managing Housing Needs in Post-Conflict Housing Reconstruction, TOWARDS A RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND RESILIENCE SYMPOSIUM, 29th November 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • “Fundamentals of Facilities Management Principles : Social Enterprise Applications in an Urban FM Setting, A service delivery model”, Invited speech at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Role and impact of DRR Networks for Local Capacity Development, invited speech at the 1st Stock-Taking Workshop, Resilient Cities Capacity Development (RCCD) Programme, September 19-21, 2012 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Organised by the UNISDR (United Nations Strategy for Disaster Reduction)
  • Key note speech titled “Rebuilding for Resilience: Reconstructing Infrastructure in the North and East of Sri Lanka : Opportunities and Challenges”, 4th APSL Research Symposium & Convention, Sheffield, UK, November 2012, organised by the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK (APSL).
  • Session on Rebuilding for Resilience: Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment, Breaking the Mould Conference, Durham University Humanitarian Aid and Empowering Local Communities, 1st - 3rd August, 2012, Durham University, Calman Learning Centre, Durham.
  • Session on Evaluation of Community Risk Assessment method for development of disaster risk reduction strategies and climate change adaptation plans, Breaking the Mould international conference, Breaking the Mould Conference, Durham University Humanitarian Aid and Empowering Local Communities, 1st - 3rd August, 2012, Durham University, Calman Learning Centre, Durham.
  • Creating Disaster Resilient Cities, Breaking the Mould international conference, Breaking the Mould Conference, Durham University Humanitarian Aid and Empowering Local Communities, 1st - 3rd August, 2012, Durham University, Calman Learning Centre, Durham.
  • Rebuilding for Resilience, The Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU) jointly organised the CIOB World Construction Conference 2012 under the theme, “Global Challenges in Construction Industry” from 28th – 30th June 2012 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Session lead on “Gender sensitivity in reconstruction”. Seminar on Reconstruction as a tool for conflict transformation and peace building, March 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Session on “Ten-point Checklist - Essentials for Making Cities Resilient”, Resilient City Programme, Sri Lanka - Disaster Risk Management Training Program for Local Government Councils, organised by the Ministry of Disaster Management Sri Lanka and Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, March 2012. Participants included representatives from Mannar UC, Eravur UC and Batticaloa MC, District DMC Assistant Directors, Resource Persons and Facilitators
  • Key note speech titled “Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment: Rebuilding for Resilience”, International Conference on Global Environmental Change – Challenges & Innovations, Chennai, India , February 2012, organised by University of Madras, India
  • Session lead on Gender Mainstreaming in Construction, Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka, Habarana, Sri Lanka, December 2011
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation: The Built Environment’s Perspective, Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka, Habarana, Sri Lanka, December 2011
  • Session titled: "Disaster Resilient Built Environment: A Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Approach", Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh, September 2011
  • Key note speech: "Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction: Examples from Post Disaster Reconstruction", Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh, September 2011
  • Key note address: “ The Case for Building Resilience: Are we really Emerging from Adversity?” , “Cost management in a real world emerging from adversity”, 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress, Organized by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL), July 2011 , Sri Lanka
  • Workshop and CPD Event - “Lifelong Learning: Challenges and Responses to Quantity Surveying Educational Needs - BELLCURVE (Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education)” . “Cost management in a real world emerging from adversity”, 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress, Organized by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL), July 2011 , Sri Lanka.
  • Speech and presentation on “Multi University Consortium for Building Resilience” National Disaster Management Coordination Committee Meeting. Disaster Management Centre, 27th July 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Session lead, International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 2010.
  • Session lead "Emergency Preparedness" - Annual International Conference on Disaster Management, organized by the International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR), USA, in collaboration with American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA, November 2010
  • Speech and presentation on Socio-economic conditions in post conflict reconstruction, Annual International Conference on Disaster Management, organized by the International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR), USA, in collaboration with American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA, November 2010
  • Keynote speech on “A Resilient City – A myth or a reality?” The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Research Conference on Building and Construction (COBRA), Dauphine Université Paris, France, on 2-3 September 2010
  • Session lead. International Workshop on Disaster Risk reduction and Resilient Cities, Batticaloa, Eastern Sri Lanka, June 2010. Resilient Cities Initiative 2010 - 2011. United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
  • International Panel Discussion on "Built Environment Education Trends". INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT, The Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) UK and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, June 2010Facilitator and session leader, UNDP National Training Workshop on Disaster Risk Assessment and Management for the Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka - Developing a knowledge base on Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2010
  • Session chair, Workshop on Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Built Environment, CIB World Congress 2010 : Meeting Society’s Challenges – Disaster Management, CIB World Congress, Salford Quays, Salford, UK, May 2010
  • Invited speech at the UNDP National Training Workshop on Disaster Risk Assessment and Management for the Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka - Developing a knowledge base on Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction, “CAPACITY BUILDING FOR PRAPREDNESS AND RECONSTRUCTION, RISK and RESILIENCE - concept of empowerment”, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2010
  • Invited speech on Resilient cities -making disaster risk reduction a reality, at the UNDP National Training Workshop on Disaster Risk Assessment and Management for the Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka - Developing a knowledge base on Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Session lead: “Capacity building for disaster preparedness and reconstruction, at the UNDP National Training Workshop on Disaster Risk Assessment and Management for the Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka - Developing a knowledge base on Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Speech titled Evaluation of disaster risk reduction practices and vulnerabilities of infrastructure reconstruction at the International Research Conference on Sustainability, The Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, June 2010
  • Invited speech on “ environmental disaster risk reduction and capacity development” , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, March 1010
  • Invited speech on “Disaster risk reduction and capacity development”, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia , March 1010
  • Session on Disaster “risk reduction and the built environment”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, March 2010
  • Session on “social impact of reconstruction”, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Session lead at the Mini-Symposium organised by the International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR), Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada, February 2010. Title of the symposium was “ Beast practices for disaster management” and the title of the session was “ Risk management for community based post disaster reconstruction”
  • Session on disasters and the built environment, Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, November 2009.
  • Session lead – disaster management applications in the built environment. University of Cape Town, South Africa, October 2009.
  • Invited keynote speech on “Assessing vulnerability, resilience and capacity”. Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice, 6th – 9th November 2009, UCL, London.
  • Invited speech on “Postgraduate research practices and the role of the CIB”. Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), Annual International Conference, University of Florida, USA. April 2009.
  • Invited key note on “social infrastructures in post disaster reconstruction, annual international conference on “Impact of natural hazards and disasters on social & economic infrastructure development, organised by the Infrastructure Institute for Renewal & Reconstruction, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, July 2009.
  • Session lead titled “Capacity building for rehabilitation and reconstruction”. annual international conference on “Impact of natural hazards and disasters on social & economic infrastructure development, organised by the Infrastructure Institute for Renewal & Reconstruction, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, July 2009.
  • Invited keynote speech on “Opportunities Associated with Post- Disaster Infrastructure Reconstruction in Achieving Millennium Development Goals”. International conference on social development and transition - Paths for global local partnerships, organised by the international consortium for social development and hosted by the Department of Social Work, Purbanchal University, Kathmandu, Nepal. November 2008.
  • Invited keynote speech on “Social challenges of rehabilitation and reconstruction”. Seminar on “Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the Northern and Eastern Provinces, Colombo, Sri Lanka. June 2009.
  • Invited Presentation on role of Built Environment Professionals in Disaster Management, International conference on social development and transition - Paths for global local partnerships, organised by the international consortium for social development and hosted by the Department of Social Work, Purbanchal University, Kathmandu, Nepal. November 2009.
  • Session lead, session title “Disaster Risk Reduction through capacity building – Sharing and Managing the Lessons Learnt from Asian Tsunami”, Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights, Disaster Management Centre International Symposium on “Impact of Post Disaster Waste Management towards Disaster Risk Reduction, National Symposium on Promoting Knowledge transfer to Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adoption”, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2008.
  • Invited keynote presentation titled “Economic development through post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction” at the “Disaster Recovery for Risk Reduction and Development”. Symposium organised by the Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka. November, 2008.
  • Invited keynote presentation on the role of Built Environment Professionals in Disaster Mitigation and Reconstruction. Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka in Collaboration with Association of Construction Professionals, Sri Lanka. September 2008.
  • Key note speech on “How to develop a research profile”, Department of Building Economics Research Development symposium, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, September 2008
  • Key note speaker – tile of the key note speech “Post Disaster Re-construction Challenges: Case Studies from Post-tsunami Sri Lanka”, 4th International i-Rec Conference 2008 Building resilience: Achieving effective post-disaster reconstruction, Christchurch, New Zeeland, April 2008
  • Key note speaker at the Changing the face of Construction 2008 conference, Blackpool, 2008
  • Keynote speaker at changing the face of Construction, CITB Construction Skills, Liverpool, 2007.
  • Invited to lead a weeklong workshop on creation and long-term management of public and commercial facilities and infrastructure at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. June 2007
  • Invited to deliver a series of seminars, workshops and lecturers on long-term management of facilities and infrastructure management at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. June 2007.
  • Invited lectures on: Facilities management concepts; FM Organisational context ; Concepts of performance Measurement; FM and its performance measurement ; Performance improvement as a continuous process; Building performance and post occupancy evaluation; Moving from performance measurement to management - new directions, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. June 2007
  • Invited lecture on Introduction to Facilities Management at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. June 2007
  • Invited presentation on Development of Research Culture at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. June 2007
  • Invited key note speech on, “The role of the construction industry in disaster preparedness, response and recovery”, Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics The World Bank, Bled, Slovenia, May 2007.
  • Invited session as part of the 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human” Environment conference. Held at Salford Quays, Salford: UK, 2007. Workshop entitled “getting published in journals”
  • Invited to lead a workshop on PhD research skills and delivered an invited presentation titled “ presentation on writing for academic publications” and “surviving the viva”, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2007
  • Invited to lead a workshop on PhD research skills and delivered an invited presentation titled “ presentation on writing for academic publications” and “surviving the viva”, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia, September 2007
  • Invited session as part of the 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment conference. Held at TNO Delft, The Netherlands, 2006. Workshop entitled “Qualitative data analysis”
  • Several invited presentations at national/international teaching and learning conferences, lectures and seminars, most recent being the presentations made at 2nd annual built environment education conference (BEECON 2006) on Recruitment and Retention: The way forward, held in London from 12- 13 September 2006 and Bringing Research and Teaching Together, The Higher Education Academy Conference, November 2006.

(iii). Editorial and Refereeing Activities

  • Editor-in-chief - International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/ijdrbe.htm )with Emerald Group publishing, 2009 to date. This is the only journal to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment. This journal is indexed in SCOPUS
  • Expert reviewer, H2002 Research and innovation Programme of the European Commission (2015 to date)
  • Editor in Chief, Global Assessment Report Background Papers, 2015. This was launched by the United Nations Sectary General at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan
  • Member of the Editorial Team (by the UNISDR) on their report entitled “State of DRR at the Local Level”.
  • Co-editor with Hettige, S. & Haigh, R. (2015) (Ed.) , Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction Book of Abstracts , University of Colombo and University of Huddersfield 2015 , ISBN 978-1-862181-34-2
  • Co-editor with Haigh, R. &  Rahayu, H. (2015) (Ed.) Development of Disaster Resilient Coastal Communities to Enhance Economic Development and Social Welfare Book of Abstracts , Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom & Research Center for Disaster Mitigation, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia 2015 , ISBN 978-1-862181-33-5
  • Co-editor with Haigh, R. (2015), Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Built Environment Education: Celebrating Project Successes Book of Abstracts, University of Huddersfield 2015, ISBN 978‐1‐862181‐56‐4
  • Editor of Asia-Pacific’s contribution to the post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA2) – 2015
  • Co-editor with Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. & Thayaparan, M. (2014), (edited by) 4th International Conference on Building Resilience Incorporating the 3rd Annual Conference of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network Book of Abstracts , 2014 University of Salford, University of Huddersfield and the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, ISBN 978-1-907842-58-0 (https://www.buildresilience.org/2014/)
  • Co-editor with Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. & Thayaparan, M. (2014), (edited by) The full proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Incorporating the 3rd Annual Conference of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, A volume of Procedia Economics and Finance, Volume 18, Pages 1-976 (2014), with full open access, indexed in ScienceDirect by ELSEVIER (ISSN: 2212-5671). (
  • Co-editor with Haigh, R., Ruddick, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga U. & Pathirage, C. (2014),CIB INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a Changing World; Book of Abstracts; ISBN 978-1-907842-54-2 © School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK, May 2014
  • Co-editor with Haigh, R., Ruddick, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga U. & Pathirage, C. (2014), CIB INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a Changing World; Full conference proceedings; ISBN 978-1-907842-54-2 © School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK, May 2014 (online version of the proceedings
  • Co-editor with Hettige, S., Hettiarachchi, S. & Haigh, R. (2014), Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ten Years On - Book of Abstracts, 5th December 2014, Galle Face 6 Conference Hall, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK; University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka;
  • Co-editor with Haigh, R., Lees, S., Perera, S., Romagnoli, F., & Thayaparan, M.  (edited by) (2013), 2nd ANDROID conference, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-1-907842-46-7, October 2013 (http://www.disaster-resilience.net/androidconference/)
  • Co-editor with Hall, M., Haigh, R., Ingirige, I.,  Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U., Pathirage, C.  (edited by) (2013),  Book of Abstracts, International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk, Book of Abstracts, ISBN 978-1-907842-43-6 (c) University of Salford 2013
  • Co-editor with Hall, M., Haigh, R., Ingirige, I.,  Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U., Pathirage, C.  (edited by) (2013),   International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk, Full conference proceedings, ISBN 978-1-907842-43-6 (c) University of Salford 2013 (pls add the online link: ohttp://www.buildresilience.org/2013/proceedings)
  • Peer review panel member, Foresight project on Improving Future Disaster Anticipation and Resilience The Foresight Project on Improving Future Disaster Anticipation and Resilience - 2013
  • Member of the expert peer review panel, UNISDR Global Assessment Report, 2013
  • Expert Review panel member, FP7 research, European Research Agency (ERA), Environment and Security Themes. (2007 – 2013)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Third International Conference on Engineering, Project and Production Management, University of Brighton, UK, September 2012
  • Technical reviewer, Thematic Primers on "Urban Disaster Risk Management" and "Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Development", The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with the support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB); 2011 – 2012
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Facilities Management, 2010 to date
  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Construction Education and Research. 2009 to date
  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Strategic Property Management. 2008 to date
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Quality Assurance in Education, Emerald publishing
  • Editorial Board Member - The Built Human Environment Review: International Journal. 2007 to date
  • Member of the Editorial Board – Journal of Built Environment – Sri Lanka. 2005 – present
  • Member of the Editorial Board - Journal of Technological and Economic Development. 2008 – present
  • Member of the Editorial Board. Management Decision Journal. 2003 to date
  • Co-editor, Special issue of facilities journal on “Facilities performance measurement and management”, 2009
  • Co-editor - special issue of International Journal of Strategic Property Management on “Capacity building for post-disaster infrastructure development and management”. 2009.
  • Co-editor - special issue of disaster prevention and management journal on “Disasters and the built environment”, 2009
  • Co-editor of the  BUILDING RESILIENCE 2011: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, (www.buildresilience.org ) Book of Abstracts, ISBN 978‐1‐907842‐08‐5, (c) University of Salford 2011 -  http://www.buildresilience.org/2011/
  • Co-editor of the  BUILDING RESILIENCE 2011: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, (www.buildresilience.org ) Full conference proceedings, 978-1-907842-09-2, (c) University of Salford 2011 -  http://www.buildresilience.org/2011/
  • Co-editor of the CIB World Congress 2010 - Building a Better World  full proceedings, The World Congress, Salford Quays, Salford, UK. 2010.
  • Co-editor of the CIB World Congress 2010 - Building a Better World , “Programme & Book of Abstracts”, Salford Quays, May 2010
  • Proceedings W108 - Special Track 18th CIB World Building Congress May 2010 Salford, United Kingdom - CIB W108 - Climate Change and the Built Environment; CIB Publication 339 - CIB WORKING COMMISSION W108 ‐ CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT PAPERS AND POSTGRADUATE PAPERS FROM THE SPECIAL TRACK HELD AT THE CIB WORLD BUILDING CONGRESS 2010, 10‐13 MAY 2010 THE LOWRY, SALFORD QUAYS, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Co-editor of BUILDING RESILIENCE, CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research, in conjunction with CIB, W113, CIB TG53, CIB TG63, CIB TG67, CIB TG68, and CIB TG69, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-1-905732-36-4, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK – 2008. (http://www.disaster-resilience.net/bear2008/ )
  • Co-editor of Proceedings of the 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment conferences (2007), Salford Quays, Salford: UK.
  • Co-editor of Proceedings of the 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment conferences (2006), TNO Delft, The Netherlands.
  • Co-editor of Proceedings of 2nd Salford centre for research and Innovation International Symposium proceedings (2005), Salford Quays, Salford: UK.
  • Co-editor of Proceedings of the 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment conferences (2005), Salford Quays, Salford: UK.
  • Co-editor of Proceedings of 1st Salford centre for research and Innovation International Symposium proceedings (2004), Salford Quays, Salford: UK.
  • Co-editor of Proceedings of the 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment conferences (2004), Salford Quays, Salford: UK.

(iv). Conference organisation

I have been leading key international academic conferences in my field of expertise which fall into the following categories: the themed conference, small conferences organized around a particular topic; and the general conference, a conference with a wider focus, with sessions on a wide variety of topics. In addition to presentations, conferences also feature panel discussions, round tables on various issues and workshops. As a conference chair, I always work closely with the Technical Program Committee Chair on strategic issues for the design 
of the technical program including amending scope and setting research topics, soliciting special sessions, identifying keynote speakers, deciding on workshops, tutorials, panels, demos, posters, industry track and exhibits, ensuring a rich overall conference program and well-attended event.

It is my belief that a conference chair makes a big difference on each delegates’ experience. To me, well-run conferences are fun, memorable, streamlined, and purposeful. Some of the events I’ve led include the following:

  • Conference Co-chair, Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction,  University of Colombo and University of Huddersfield , December 2015
  • Conference Co-chair - Development of Disaster Resilient Coastal Communities to Enhance Economic Development and Social Welfare, Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom & Research Center for Disaster Mitigation, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, November  2015  
  • Conference c-chair,  Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Built Environment Education: Celebrating Project Successes University of Huddersfield, September  2015.
  • Conference organiser, 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE, EXPLORING THE CONCEPT OF RESILIENCE AS A USEFUL FRAMEWORK OF ANALYSIS FOR HOW SOCIETY CAN COPE WITH THE THREAT OF NATURAL AND HUMAN INDUCED HAZARDS, NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA, 15TH-17TH JULY 2015
  • A key partner of the E Conference on Landside risk reduction - Model Policy frameworks, Standards and Guidelines on Landslide Disaster Reduction. The event is being organized by the World Centre of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau and the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment in Sri Lanka.
  • Conference co-chair, Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ten Years On, 5th December 2014, Galle Face 6 Conference Hall, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka Organized by  SPARC, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK; University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Conference co-chair, 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Incorporating the 3rd Annual Meeting of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, 8th - 11th September 2014, Salford Quays, United Kingdom (https://www.buildresilience.org/2014/ )
  • International Scientific Committee Member, 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2014, Sri Lanka
  • Conference co-chairThe 2014 CIB W55/65/89 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, Heirtance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 4th to 7th May 2014 (http://www.cib2014.org )
  • Conference co-chair, 2nd ANDROID conference, in Limassol, Cyprus, 23rd to 25th October 2013

Research Degree Supervision

Dilanthi demonstrates exceptional contribution to postgraduate teaching through innovative leadership and supervision. Her vision for postgraduate research studies is to be a research supervisor for real-world focused, multidisciplinary postgraduate research. To this effect, she continues with her efforts to attract high calibre students. She is a strong believer that a critical mass of good quality doctoral researchers will make a difference. In addition, she is keen to promote split-site PhDs in association with international research projects and associated partners, thereby sharing experiences from other countries. This helps her to increase the number of doctoral candidates that I work with, whilst also helping those institutions and communities to increase their human capacities. Dilanthi has 27 PhD completions and  has examined over 40 PhDs in the UK, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Finland, Austria and in India. UK institutions include: University of Bristol, Liverpool John Moors University, University College London, University of Durham, Loughborough University, University of Ulster, University of Northumbria, University of Oxford and Warwick Business school. Some examples for International institutions include: Universities in Sri Lanka, National University of Singapore; RMIT, Monash University, University of Queensland, University of Technology University of Melbourne, University of New Castle, University of New South Wales in Australia, University of Auckland and University of Canterbury in New Zealand, UiTM in Malaysia, University of Tokyo in Tokyo, University of Perdue and University of Florida in USA.

She continues to receive high level of interest from prospective PhD students across the globe. She plans to give the opportunity to upcoming researchers to get the research supervision experience by having them as part of the supervisory team and with experience, allowing them to increase their level of responsibility within the partnership. In providing leadership in this important area, she organises training events on topics of interest for the benefit of her students and roundtable discussions and debates are also organised on frequent basis.

  • 27 PhDs completed
  • 12 currently supervised
  • 42 Masters by Research/MPhil assessed as external examiner
  • 46 PhDs assessed as external examiner
  • 16 PhDs assessed as internal examiner

Her current PhD supervision  include:

  • Impact of the British Government Aid in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction Programme in Indonesia
  • Gender mainstreaming in sustainable post disaster reconstruction: Earthquake regions in Indonesia
  • Gender sensitive disaster resilience
  • Community Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction: Exposing and Challenging Level of Prioritisation in Kenya
  • Public open spaces as a strategy forTsunami resilient Coastal Urban Cities
  • Tsunami evacuation planning
  • Effective policy implementation to mitigate negative social impacts of oil spill disaster in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
  • Empowering Local Governments in making Cities Resilient to Disasters
  • Project Risk Management for Community Based Post Disaster Housing Reconstruction

Postgraduate research opportunities with Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga

2017-18

PhD
MA

2018-19

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MA

Enterprise Activities

Universities and industry have been collaborating for over a century, but the rise of a global knowledge economy has intensified the need for strategic partnerships that go beyond the traditional funding of discrete research projects. World-class research universities are at the forefront of pioneering such partnerships. They are designed to run longer, invest more, look farther ahead and hone the competitiveness of companies, universities and regions. They transform the role of the research university for the 21st century, anchoring it as a vital centre of competence to help tackle social challenges and drive economic growth. When public and private organisations and universities work in tandem to push the frontiers of knowledge, they become a powerful engine for innovation and economic growth. A dense web of rich and long-running collaborations gives rise to new technologies at a breakneck pace, and transformed industries while modernising the role of the university.

For us, research informed universities, this kind of strategic collaboration is top priority. The benefits have long been obvious: isubstantial streams of external funding, enhanced opportunities for professors and graduates to work on groundbreaking research, vital inputs to keep teaching and learning on the cutting edge of a discipline, and the impact of delivering solutions for pressing global challenges.

The most productive collaborations are strategic and long-term. They are built around a shared research vision and may continue for a decade or beyond, establishing deep professional ties, trust and shared benefits that work to bridge the sharp cultural divide between academia and industry.

From the design of curriculum to applied research, I engage with international industry and other stakeholders including non-governmental organisations to ensure that it can continue to deliver state-of-the-art and applied research and teaching programmes. Engaging with industry is a dialogue. I seek advice and input from industry leaders, while in return it seeks to influence policy and practice. Some examples include:

  1. “Development of Social Transformation Knowledge Products, Co-investigator” . partnership include Social policy research Centre, University of Colombo, University of Jaffna & Eastern University of Sri Lanka  (2012; funding Rs 3,500,000.00 (approx. £ 20,000.00; UNDP Funded)
  2. External Adviser, Masters of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction,The University of Newcastle, Australia , 2011
  3. Consultant on the development of disaster management teaching programmes, Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh. 2007 -2009.
  4. The Use of Incentives for Sustainable Behavioural Change to Promote Flood Resistance and Resilience International perspectives on engaging the public to anticipate and mitigate the effects of climate change (flooding). Liverpool City Council with Prof. Eric Bichard and Nirooja Thurairajah. 2009. £ 3k
  5. Quality Assurance Manager. European Funded Research Project which examines ways in which Virtual Reality can improve the client briefing and different construction phases of a building project. My role is to standardise the production of deliverables (reports) generated by the project. The intention is to produce reports to a consistent quality level in terms of the technical content, appearance and general layout, as well as by checking the quality in terms of readability: logical sequence, clarity, use of English, length of sentences. It is also anticipated that this formal procedure should improve the rate of production of deliverables. January 2002 – September 2002 . £ 6k
  6. Consultant. Involved in the project; “How to Develop a Balanced Scorecard: Guide to Balanced Scorecard Performance Management Methodology” with a major Public Sector client. July 2001 – January 2002. £ 40k
  7. Involved in delivering training programmes across NHS Estates Directorates on the applications of the Balanced scorecard methodology in the NHS estates. July 2001 – January 2002. £ 10k
  8. Consultant – Undertook a project within a major construction organisation in assessing its constriction project management process capabilities. This assessment focused on the process infrastructure used by the project teams to manage their operations.  The report of findings highlighted a series of improvement opportunities that would, in the view of the assessment team, improve project’s performance. August 2000 – January 2001 . £ 40k
  9. Centre for Facilities Management Fellow. (2001). Was engaged in consultancy on behalf of the centre.
  10. Joint Consultant - Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka. During this assignment, I was involved in a sectarial study under the Sri Lanka – Norway Industrial Co-operation Programme, titled; “A Study on the Building Products and Infrastructure Technology”. Rs. 100,000.
  11. Consultant Quantity Surveyor (Project Manager) (two years, part-time) -. Design Consortium Limited, Chartered Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Projects handled: Ten story office development project for M/s Mercantile Leasing Limited, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Housing development project for M/s Ceylinco Limited, in Attidiya, Sri Lanka. Duties involve: Preparation of tender documentation, Pre-contract and post-contract contract project administration, Checking and authorisation of contractor’s interim payments and claims, Liaising between the client and the contractor etc.

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