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I’m a senior lecturer in quantity surveying at the Department of Architecture and 3D Design, University of Huddersfield, UK. I'm also the course leader of the BSc Surveying programme. 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
- 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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Dias, N., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Clegg, G. & Malalgoda, C., 20 Jan 2021, Handbook of Climate Change Management: Research, Leadership, Transformation. Filho, W. L., Luetz, J. M. & Ayal, D. (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Disaster, Displacement and Relocation: An analysis of the needs and policy implications on a displaced community in Sri LankaFernando, N., Senanayake, A., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Malalgoda, C. & Jayakody, C., 17 Oct 2020, 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM). University of Peradeniya, Vol. 1. p. 128-145 18 p. ICSECM2019-83
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review
Malalgoda, C. I. & Witt, E., 30 Jan 2020, In: International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 11, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen Access
How do we organise for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience? A Study on Disaster Risk Governance in Sri LankaAmaratunga, D., Malalgoda, C., Haigh, R. & De Silva, A., 1 Jan 2020, University of Huddersfield. 79 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen Access
Impact of the disaster-induced relocation process on the displaced communities in Kegalle district, Sri LankaFernando, N., Senanayake, A., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Malalgoda, C. & Jayakody, C., 31 Dec 2020, In: European Scientific Journal. 16, 39, p. 33-53 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Dilanthi Amaratunga (Chair), Richard Haigh (Chair), Nuwan Dias (Organiser), Asitha De Silva (Organiser), Malith Senevirathne (Organiser), Chamindi Malalgoda (Member of programme committee), Chathuranganee Jayakody (Member of programme committee), Maheshika Sakalasuriya (Member of programme committee) & Dias Hemachandra (Member of programme committee)14 Dec 2020 → 16 Dec 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organising a conference, workshop, ...
Role of the built environment in rebuilding communities and enhancing the social cohesion between the displaced and host
Chathuranganee Jayakody (Speaker), Chamindi Malalgoda (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Dilanthi Amaratunga (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Richard Haigh (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Champika Liyanage (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Emlyn Witt (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Mo Hamza (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Nishara Fernando (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)10 Dec 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Editorial work