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Biography

I’m a lecturer in quantity surveying at the Department of Architecture and 3D Design, University of Huddersfield, UK. I have joined University of Huddersfield in December 2014 and worked as the lead researcher of EU funded CADRE (Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education) research project before my current appointment as a lecturer. This project aims at addressing the current and emerging labour market demands in the construction industry to increase societal resilience to disasters. Immediately prior to the appointment at the University of Huddersfield, I have worked as a research assistant at the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford. While working at the University of Salford, I was able to contribute to a number of EU funded research projects, some of which include, RESINT (Collaborative reformation of curricular on resilience management with intelligent systems in open source and augmented reality); CENEAST (Reformation of the Curricular on Built Environment in the Eastern Neighbouring Area); BELLCURVE (Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education); and ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise educational Development). I have successfully completed my PhD in construction and property management in 2014 at the University of Salford, UK. The theme of my PhD was "empowering local government in making cities resilient to disasters". I am having 8 years' of academic and research experience. Before joining the University of Salford to pursue my post-graduate research studies, I have worked as a quantity surveyor for over 3 years in the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka after obtaining my first degree in quantity surveying with a First Class Honours. I have contributed to over 35 publications, which includes refereed journals, conference papers and various high impact reports. I am also a reviewer of a number of international journals in the fields of disaster resilience, construction and property management.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Disaster resilience and management
  • Resilient built environment
  • Urbanisation
  • Resilient cities
  • Sustainable construction
  • Empowerment of local governments
  • Lifelong learning, higher education, curricula and module development
  • Labour market demands in the construction industry
  • Quantity surveying
  • Construction management.

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Projects 2017 2019

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility 2017

Delsante, I., Keraminiyage, K., Tzortzopoulos, P. & Malalgoda, C.

1/06/1731/07/19

Project: EnterpriseEU Government

Research Output 2013 2018

  • 9 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 3 Commissioned report
Open Access
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Disasters

Integrated measures for managing permanent housing reconstruction

Abdulquadri, B., Witt, E., Malalgoda, C., Lill, I. & Amaratunga, D. 22 Feb 2018 In : Procedia Engineering. 212, p. 403-410 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Disasters
Logistics
Health
Personnel
Monitoring

Sound Practices of Disaster Risk Reduction at Local Level

Amaratunga, D., Malalgoda, C., Haigh, R., Panda, A. & Rahayu, H. P. 22 Feb 2018 In : Procedia Engineering. 212, p. 1163-1170 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Disasters
Acoustic waves
Sustainable development
Economics