Dr Udayangani Kulatunga

Dr Udayangani Kulatunga

Dr Kulatunga is a  senior Lecturer at the School of the Built Environment, and is attached to  Centre for Disaster Resilience at University of Salford.

Udayangani conducts  lectures for Quantity Surveying degree programme at the School of the Built  Environment. She is also the Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Quantity  Surveying affiliated degree programme delivered in Sri Lanka. She is a Fellow  of the Higher Education Academy of the UK. Udayangani completed her PhD in year  2008 at the University of Salford in performance measurement in construction  research and development.

Udayangani’s research interests include Disaster  Management with particular reference to culture and disaster risk reduction,  community based disaster management, construction waste management, performance  measurement and management. Udayangani has been involved in managing and  organising a number of collaborative research projects related to disaster  management.

Her contribution is significant for the British Council’s INSPIRE  strategic partnership project titled Community Engagement for Risk Erosion in  Bangladesh to Enhance Life Long Advantage (CEREBELLA) with collaborative partner institute in  Bangladesh. She was also the principal investigator for the British Council  exploratory grant (2010) that investigates the flood risk management in  Bangladesh. Currently, she has been awarded with the British Council Researcher  Link Workshop grant 2014 to organise workshop in Malaysia on capacity building  for disaster risk reduction.

She has also  facilitated a workshops in capacity building for disaster risk reduction in Sri  Lanka and has provided consultancy for Global Assessment Report (GAR) and Hyogo  Framework phase 2 (HFA2).

She has published a number of research papers in  refereed journals and international conferences.

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