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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