Dr.Menaha
DR. (MRS.) MENAHA THAYAPARAN
B.Sc.(QS) (Hons), PhD(UK)
Senior Lecturer,
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2003
  • PhD in Construction and Property Management, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK 2013
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), Queen Mary University of London, 2019

Professional Qualification

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK, 2019

Professional Activities

  • Continuous Assessment Coordinator, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa (2018/2019/2020)
  •  Examination Coordinator, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa (2019/2020)
  •  Curriculum Evaluation and Development Coordinator, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa (2019/2020)
  •  Management Information System (MIS) coordinator, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa (2019/2020)
  •  Member of Quality Assurance Cell Committee, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa (2019)
  •  External committee member (representing University of Moratuwa) of Curriculum Development Committee at University of Vocational Technology (Univotec) 
  •  Course Director for BSc (Hons) Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying) at London South Bank University, UK (2017/2018)
  •  Ethics Panel Committee Member at London South Bank University, UK (2016/2018)
  •  Assistant Programme Director for MSc in Project Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 2004/2005

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate

  • Construction Economics
  • Economics
  • Measurement
  • QS Project Study
  • Research Methodology
  • Fundamentals of Physics

Postgraduate

  • Research Methodology
  • Construction Industry and Practice
  • Sustainable Development 

Research Interests

  • Disaster management and resilience
  • Education – higher education, lifelong learning, built environment
  • Marginalised communities - Gender and Disability
  • Construction Industry problems - Skills, labour shortages etc.
  • Quantity Surveying specific research – cost, time, value, risk related 

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vnVM31QAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Scopus profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55203671600

Research Grants and Services Outside The University

  • Principal Investigator: Teaching and Research Capacity of Built Environment Higher Education in Sri Lanka in the field of Disaster Resilience, Senate Research Grant, University of Moratuwa (2019) (Rs 1,210,000)
  • Co-Investigator: Gender and Disability Inclusion in Post-Disaster Rebuilding ‘Build Back Better’ Programme – A pilot study in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka , GCRF Funds London South Bank University, UK (2019) (£10,703)
  • Co-Investigator: ‘Technology Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Risk-Sensitive Urban Development’ [TRANSCEND], Global Research Challenge Fund, United Kingdom, (2019-2022) (£1,013,629)
  • Principal Investigator: Social Ecological Resilience to River Floods and Coastal Disasters, British Council Researcher Links workshop, from 16th to 20th July, 2018 held in Blumenau, Brazil in partnership Regional University of Blumenau, Brazil (2017-2018) (£42.026)
  • Research Fellow, EU-CIRCLE (A pan-European framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change), Funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Centre for Disaster Resilience, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK (2015-2016) (£218,388.00)
  • Research Fellow, CLIMATISE (Climate impacts in Malaysia: Attenuation through an integrated safer Built Environment) funded by British Council’s Newton Fund under Institutional Links programme, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK (2015-2016) (£80,642)
  • Lead Researcher and Network Manager, Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise educatIonal Development (ANDROID), funded by the European Commission, Centre for Disaster Resilience, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK (2012-2015)
  • Lead Researcher, Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education (BELLCURVE), funded by the European Commission (2009-2012)
  • Lead Researcher, 'Construction and Women’ funded by European Social Funded (ESF), School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK

Honours and Awards

  • The Best Paper Award for the paper titled ‘Enhancing the Practices of Spare Part Management in Manufacturing Industry’ (Authors: Abeyratna, S.M.D.N., Thayaparan, M. and Fayasa A.F.) at the 12th FARU International Research Conference (2019)
  • Start Researcher Award for the Best Early Career Researcher, awarded at the International Postgraduate Research Conference, Salford Quays, Salford, 10-12 June 2015.
  • The Best Paper Award for the paper written by a postgraduate researcher, awarded by the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford at the CIB World Congress 2010, The Lowry Centre, Salford, 10th – 13th May 2010. Paper title: Contribution of women managers towards the construction industry: Preliminary findings.
  • Overseas Research Students Award Scheme (ORSAS), awarded for outstanding research potential to follow PhD at the University of Salford, UK (2007)
  • European Social Fund (ESF) research studentship award, to follow MPhil at the University of Salford, UK (2005)
  • Prestigious Education prize 2002, awarded by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS, UK) in recognition of outstanding performance of the undergraduate in the academic year 2002/2003, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2002)

Publications : Peer reviewed academic journals

  • Kantamaneni, K, Sudha Rani, N. N. V., Rice, L., Sur, K., Thayaparan, M., Kulatunga, U., Rege, R., Yenneti, K and Campos, L.C. (2019), A systematic review of coastal vulnerability in Andhra Pradesh, India: a critical evaluation of data gathering, risk levels and mitigation strategies, Special Issue on Coastal Vulnerability and Mitigation Strategies: From Monitoring to Applied Research under Section Hydraulics, Waters, 11(2), 393
  • Al-Dahash, H., Kulatunga, U., & Thayaparan, M. (2019). Weaknesses during the disaster response management resulting from war operations and terrorism in Iraq. International journal of disaster risk reduction, 34, 295-304.
  • Zin Zawawi, M.I., Kulatunga, U. and Thayaparan, M. (2016), Malaysian experience with Public Private Partnerships (PPP) – managing unsolicited proposals, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(5) , pp.508 - 520.
  • Thayaparan, M., Siriwardena, M.L., Malalgoda, C.I., Amaratunga, R.D.G., Lill, I. and Kaklauskas, A. (2015), Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher education, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 24(3), pp. 338-354.
  • Haigh, R.P., Amaratunga, R.D.G 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 disasters , Procedia Economics and Finance, 18 , pp. 857-864.
  • Thayaparan, M., Malalgoda, C.I., Keraminiyage, K.P. and Amaratunga, R.D.G. (2014), Disaster management education through Higher Education – industry collaboration in the built environment , Procedia Economics and Finance, 18 , pp. 651-658.
  • 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 education, International journal of Strategic Property Management, Vol 17 (2), pp.174-187.
  • Witt,E., Lill, I., Malalgoda, C., Siriwardena, M., Thayaparan, M. and Amaratunga, D. (2013), Towards a framework for closer university industry collaboration in educating built environment professionals, International journal of Strategic Property Management, Vol 17 (2), pp.114-132.

Publications : Book Chapter

  • Amaratunga, D., Shanmugam, M., Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2008), Construction and Women, In: Smyth, H. and Pryke, S. (eds.), Collaborative Relationships in Construction, developing frameworks & networks, Wiley-Blackwell, USA.

Publications : Book of Abstracts

Publications : Refereed Conference Papers

  • Seidu, R.D, Young, B., Thayaparan, M and Appiah-Kubi, J. (2020), Modular construction innovation in the UK: the case of residential building, 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 10-12, 2020 
  • Seidu, R.D, Young, B., Thayaparan, M., Rodmell, S. and Robinson, H. (2019), Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Training for quantity surveyors to contribute to carbon reduction in buildings, Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, 8-10 November, Colombo
  • Hyderaly, H., Thayaparan, M. and Aarifkhan, F. (2019), The concept of value engineering and its assimilation in Sri Lankan construction industry: a literature review, Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, 8-10 November, Colombo
  • Seidu, R.D, Robinson, H., Young, B. and Thayaparan, M. (2018), The Cost of Fire in High Rise Buildings: Post Grenfell and Implications for the Professional Development of the QS, Proceedings of the Professionalism and ethics in construction conference: Improving the global industry, London South Bank University, 21-22 November 2018, London
  • Abeyratna, S.M.D.N., Thayaparan, M. and Fayasa A.F. (2019), Enhancing the Practices of Spare Part Management in Manufacturing Industry, Proceedings of the 12th FARU International Research Conference, 3-4 December, Colombo.
  • Seidu, R.D, Robinson, H., Young, B. and Thayaparan, M. (2018), The Cost of Fire in High Rise Buildings: Post Grenfell and Implications for the Professional Development of the QS, Proceedings of the Professionalism and ethics in construction conference: Improving the global industry, London South Bank University, 21-22 November 2018, London
  • Kulatunga, U., Pathirage, C. Thayaparan, M. Sulaiman, N. (2016), Vulnerability Assessment for Climate-Induced Disasters in Malaysia, in: 7th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2016 (ICSBE), 16th - 18th December, Earl’s Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Al-Dahash, H, Thayaparan, M and Kulatunga, U. (2016), Understanding the terminologies: disaster, crisis and emergency , in: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 5th -7th September, Manchester, UK
  • Thayaparan, M., Ingirige, B.I., Pathirage, C., Kulatunga, U and Fernando, T. (2016), A Resilience Framework for Critical Infrastructure, in: 12th International conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, 5th -7th August, Kandy Sri Lanka.
  • Al-Dahash, H, Thayaparan, M and Kulatunga, U. (2016)Challenges during disaster response planning resulting from war operations and terrorism in Iraq , in: 12th International conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, 5th -7th August, Kandy Sri Lanka.
  • Noralfishah, S, Thayaparan, M, Haidaliza, M and Kulatunga, U. (2015), Impact of flood disaster in Malaysia : a case study on public hospitals, in: The 11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (I3R2): Complex Disasters and Disaster Risk Management, 27-29 August 2015, University of Seoul, Korea.
  • Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R., (2014), Contributions of Women Managers to UK Construction Industry, in: The 2014 CIB W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/81/83 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 4-7 May 2014.
  • Thayaparan, M., Siriwardena, M., Amaratunga, D., Malalgoda, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2011), Lifelong learning and the changing role of quantity surveying profession, in: 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22 - 27 July 2011.
  • Malalgoda, C., Siriwardena, M., Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D., Lill, I., Witt, E. and Kaklauskas, A. (2011), Towards a framework to capture and respond to construction labour market skills, in: 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22 - 27 July 2011.
  • Amaratunga, D., Siriwardena, M., Malalgoda, C., Pathirage, C. and Thayaparan, M. (2011), Lifelong learning needs for disaster management education in the built environment, in: International conference on building resilience, Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 19 - 21 July 2011.
  • 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, The University of Salford, UK, 6 - 8 July 2011.
  • Thayaparan, M., Siriwardena, M., Kulatunga, K., Amaratunga, D. and Malalgoda, C. (2010). Reforming HEI for through-life sustainability of construction professionals, in: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE), Earl's Regency, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 12 – 14 December 2010. 
  • 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: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Construction, Building and Real Estate International Research Conference (COBRA), Université Paris-Dauphine in Paris, France, 2-3 September 2010.
  • Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2010), Contribution of women managers towards the construction industry: Preliminary findings, in: CIB World Congress 2010: Building Better World, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK, 10 - 13 May 2010.
  • Amaratunga, D., Pathirage, C., Keraminiyage, K. and Thayaparan, M. (2010) Advancement of Built Environment Higher Education through Lifelong Learning, in: International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18 - 19 June 2010.
  • Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009), Leadership Styles of Women Managers in the UK Construction Industry: Knowledge Capture, in: CIB Joint International Symposium 2009: Construction Facing Worldwide Challenges, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27 September – 1 October 2009.
  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009), Analysing leadership styles of female managers in UK construction: the research techniques, in: 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, The University of Salford, Salford, UK, 29 - 30 January 2009.
  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008), Contribution of women managers towards construction industry development: Methodological Perspectives, in: Building Resilience, CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 11 - 15 February 2008.
  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008), Employability of women managers in higher education sector: a study on their leadership qualities, in: Building Resilience, CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 11 - 15 February 2008.
  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007), Leadership Styles: Gender similarities, differences and perceptions, in: 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, The University of Salford, Salford, UK, 28 - 29 March 2007.
  • Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R., Shanmugam, M., Elvitigala, G., Baldry, D., and Ruddock, L. (2007), The role of women in construction industry development: the UK perspective, in: CIB World Building Conference: Construction for Development, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 - 18 May 2007.
  • Elvitigala, G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. and Shanmugam, M. (2007), Construction and Women: Comparative analysis, in: 4th International SCRI Symposium, The University of Salford, Salford, 26 - 27 March 2007.
  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. and Ingirige, B. (2006), A study of the role of leadership characteristics of women in construction, in: Construction in the XXI century: Local and Global Challenges, Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions, School of Engineering, The University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy, 18-20 October 2006.
  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006), Employability of women managers in educational sector: A study on the leadership role, in: Where Industry and Practice, the Professions and Education Meet, Built Environment Education Annual Conference (BEECON), The Bonnington Hotel, Bloomsbury, London, 12 – 13 September 2006.
  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. and Baldry, D. (2006), Construction and Women: the Lessons Construction can Learn from Other Sectors, in: COBRA 2006 – Hosted by RICS (London) and University College London, The Haldane Room, University College London, Central London, 7 – 8 September 2006.
  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, R.D.G. and Haigh, R.P., (2006), Women in Construction: A study on the Leadership, in: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands, 6-7 April 2006.
  • Shanmugam, M., Zainudeen, N. and Amaratunga, D. (2006), Simulation Modeling of Cost Overruns in Building Projects, in: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands, 6-7 April 2006.
  • Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R., Lee, A., Shanmugam, M. and Elvitigala, G. (2006), Construction Industry and Women: A Review of the Barriers, in: 3rd International SCRI Symposium, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands, 3-5 April 2006.
  • Rameezdeen, R., Shanmugam, M. and Amaratunga, D. (2005), Transfer of Technology in Construction: Absorption Capacity and Internalization, in: 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford, Salford, 14 – 15 April 2005.

Publications : Research Reports

  • Kulatunga, U., Thayaparan, M., Sulaiman, N., Ingirige, B. and Masram, H. (2016), Safer built environment for climate impacts in Malaysia , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford.
  • Amaratunga, R.D.G., Faber, M., Haigh, R.P., Indirli, M., Kaklauskss, 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 , Project Report, ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network.
  • Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014), Academic Network for Disaster Resilience for Optimise Educational Development (ANDROID), Input Paper for Global Assessment Report (GAR) 2015 (accepted for inclusion in the background paper on Research Theme 2).
  • Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D., Malalgoda, C., Siriwardena M, L. (2012), Lifelong University for the Built Environment: Final Report of BELLCURVE research project, School of the Built Environment, The University of Salford.
  • Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R., Elvitigala, G. and Shanmugam, M. (2007), Construction and Women: Promoting Construction Careers for Women in the North West, Research Report, School of the Built Environment, Research Institute for the Buitl and Human Environment, The University of Salford.
  • Amaratunga, R.D.G., Haigh, R.P., Shanmugam, M. and Elvitigalage Dona, N.G. (2006), Current status on construction and women in the North West of England , Other, Industry Report: ESF Regional: Manchester
  • Contributed to the research project report titled Constructing Women Leaders: Promoting Women Leaders in the Construction Industry, School of the Built Environment, Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, The University of Salford (2008).

Publications : Abstract Submitted for Poster Presentations

  • Mendis, K. and Thayaparan, M. (2019), Managing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) through a Cultural Perspective in Sri Lanka, at the 12th FARU International Research Conference, 3-4 December, Colombo.
  • M.Thayaparan, 2015, Developing Societal Resilience to Disasters through an Academic Network , British Council Researcher Links Workshop, CARE-RISK: UK-Malaysia Partnership, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014), A Roadmap for European Higher Education in Developing Societal Resilience to Disasters, Research Showcase, College of Science and Technology, University of Salford, Media City Campus, UK
  • Haigh, R. Amaratunga, D. and Thayaparan, M (2012), Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise educatIonal Development (ANDROID), Research Showcase, College of Science and Technology, University of Salford, Media City Campus, UK

Publications : Others

  • Shanmugam, M., Amaratunga, D., Green, E. and Elvitigala, G., (2006), Challenges Faced by the Quantity Surveying Profession: Gender Perspective, Customizing the Quantity Surveyor to Face Challenges in 2020, Symposium, 26th January 2006, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Zainudeen, N. and Shanmugam, M. (2005), Role of the Quantity Surveyor, AGM magazine, IQSSL, June 2005.
  • Weddikkara, C. and Shanmugam, M. (2004), The Myths of Project Management as Practiced in Sri Lanka Today, Chamber of Construction Industry Bulletin, Volume 03, Issue 03, May/June 2004.
  • Rameezdeen, R. and Shanmugam, M. (2004), Internalization of Transferred Technology in Construction: The Case of Ready Mix Concrete, Proceedings of the 60th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, 17 - 22 December 2004.
  • Menaha Shanmugam (2003), Internalization of Technology Transfer: An Analysis of the Ready Mix Concrete Industry of Sri Lanka Using Panel Data Analysis, Unpublished B.Sc. (Quantity Surveying) final year project dissertation, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa. 

Research Activities : Others

Editorial and Refereeing Activities

  • Lead  Guest Editor for a Special Issue on ‘Towards a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment’, Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management (2019-2021)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 13th FARU International Research Conference, 6-10 November 2020
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Salford, 16-17 December 2019
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the 8th  World Construction Symposium, University of Moratuwa, 8-10 November 2019
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 12th FARU International Research Conference, University of Moratuwa, 3-4 December 2019
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for Univotec Annual International Research Symposium 2019, University of Vocational Technology, 13 December 2019
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Salford, UK, 14-15 September 2017
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 7th International Conference on Building Resilience: Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, Bangkok, Thailand, 27-29 November 2017.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 6th International Building Resilience Conference 2016: Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected, University of Auckland, NZ, 7 -9 September 2016.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 12th International Postgraduate Research Conference, Salford Quays, Salford, 10 – 12 June 2016.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 5th International Building Resilience Conference 2015: Increasing societal resilience to disasters, Newcastle, Australia, 15 – 17 July 2015
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 4th International Conference on Building Resilience: incorporating 3rd Annual meeting of ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, Salford, UK, 8-11 September 2014.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for International Conference on Construction in a Changing World. CIB W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/81/83, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 4 – 7 May 2014.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 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.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for International Conference on Building Resilience: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 19 – 21 July 2011.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for Lead member of the CIB TG53 International steering committee established to coordinate the CIB World Congress 2010 Postgraduate Research theme. CIB World Congress 2010, Salford Quays, UK, 10-13 May 2010.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 11 – 15 February 2008. 

Session Leaderships

  • Session Chair on Postgraduate Research Experience at 12th FARU International Research Conference at 3-4 December 2019
  • Session Chair on Business and Built Environment: Facility Management, Construction and Manufacturing, at Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference (SPARC) 2015, Media City, 26th – 28th May, 2015
  • Session Chair on People, Skills and Education at the 12th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), MediaCity, 10th – 12th June, 2015

Resource Person in CDPS, Workshops and Invited Speeches

  • Invited speaker on ‘Women in Construction’ for the Postgraduate Students enrolled to Legal and Institutional Context Module at London South Bank University, on 15th February 2018.
  • Invited speaker on ‘Disaster Resilience’ at the Global Challenges Research & Enterprise Forum, London South Bank University, on 21st November 2016.
  • Facilitator of the session on ‘Introduction to Research Methodology’ for the School of the Built Environment Postgraduate research training session on 28th October 2015
  • Facilitator of the CLIMATISE research project workshop conducted for the industry practitioners on 17th August 2015, The Everly, Putrajaya, Malaysia
  • Facilitator of the CLIMATISE project workshop conducted for the academics on 20th August 2015, The UTHM, Johor, Malaysia
  • Joint Facilitator of research dissemination seminar on Inclusive Development to Address Disaster Risk, which is organised as part of the British High Commission funded project ‘Conflict Prevention through Infrastructure reconstruction’ organised by the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK conducted in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, 9 March 2012
  • Joint Facilitator of research dissemination seminar on Inclusive Development to Address Disaster Risk, which is organised as part of the British High Commission funded project ‘Conflict Prevention through