• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Before, November 2018 my work focused on Climate change adaptation and Disaster risk reduction in a major EU project called ESPREssO (Enhancing Synergies for Disaster Prevention in the Europian Union). This project aimed at contributing to a new strategic vision to approach natural risk reduction and climate change adaptation, thereby opening new frontiers for research and policy making.

I completed my PhD at the Univerity of Huddersfield. My research focused on developing a community embedded sustainable urban design process. I actively worked with two local authorities in UK with their live urban design projects as the cases studies of my PhD.

During my PhD I worked as a research assistant at the Global Disaster Resilience centre,University of Huddersfield also at the Centre for disaster resilience, University of Salford. During this period, I have engaged in three EU-funded projects and have gained significance experience on Disaster Risk Reduction.

In addition, I have worked as a voluntary teaching assistant at the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK. I have undertaken lectures related to urban regeneration and urban design.

Before my postgraduate education, I worked at the project consultancy unit, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka, as a project/research coordinator and engaged in three urban planning related projects which were funded by UNHABITAT, UNDP and ASIA Foundation.

I gained my undergraduate degree in Town & Country Planning obtained from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and the Masters Degree in Urban Design obtained from University of Salford, UK.

Also, I am Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Societal Impact of the Research Study on Governance of Upstream-Downstream Interface of Tsunami Early Warning - The Case of Sri Lanka

Dias, N., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Premalal, S. & Basnayake, S., 19 Mar 2020, 2019 From Innovation to Impact (FITI). IEEE, 6 p. 9037636

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • The ESPREssO Action Database: Collecting and assessing measures for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

    Baills, A., Grandjean, G., Maspataud, A., Ettinger, S., Abad, J., Dias, N., Albris, K., Hemmers, J., Clegg, G. & Martucci, C., 12 Apr 2020, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 48, 13 p., 101599.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    A Review on Key Challenges Towards Risk Reduction Science and Innovation Plans

    Dias, N., Clegg, G., Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R., 2019, Mitigating the Impact of Extreme Natural Events in Developing Countries . Durrheim, R. J. & Sewwandi, B. G. N. (eds.). 1 ed. New Delhi: Daya Publishing House of Astral International Pvt.Ltd., Vol. 1. p. 269-276 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Integration of CCA and DRR for flood resilience: A review of good practices in the United Kingdom

    Clegg, G., Dias, N., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. & Panda, A., 23 Jul 2019, Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR 2019). 2019 ed. UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (UNDRR) , p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 6 Oral presentation
    • 4 Invited talk
    • 3 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

    9th International Conference on Building Resilience

    Nuwan Dias (Panelist)
    14 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    High Level Forum on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Dilanthi Amaratunga (Organiser), Richard Haigh (Member of programme committee), Nuwan Dias (Organiser)
    12 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...