Dr Devindi Geekiyanage

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Known as

Devindi Geekiyanage

Contact Details

THINKlab
7th Floor Maxwell Building
University of Salford
Salford
M5 4WT

Current positions

Lecturer

Biography

Devindi Geekiyanage holds the position of Lecturer in Quantity Surveying at the School of Science, Engineering & Environment. Her teaching interests encompass Construction Economics, Value Management, and Research Methods. She holds a PhD in Disaster Management, affiliated with the ThinkLab, and her research focus lies in fostering community engagement to facilitate risk-sensitive and equitable urban development. Devindi has actively participated in numerous research projects. Currently, she is engaged in the ENSEMBLE project, titled 'Improving Resilience and Social-cohesion through Transformed Communities and Built Spaces,' funded by NFRF and SSHRC, the TRANSCEND project, 'Technology Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Risk-Sensitive Sustainable Urban Development,' funded by GCRF and ESRC in the UK, and the Kalutara Living Lab project in collaboration with the ThinkLab. Her ongoing research interests revolve around Sustainable and risk-sensitive urban development, Civic Engagement 3.0: Inclusive-cities, Equitable resilience, Anticipatory actions, Energy retrofitting, and Circular economy. Devindi graduated in 2017 with a first-class BSc (Hons) Degree in Facilities Management and subsequently earned her MPhil Degree in Construction and Project Management in 2020. Before joining Salford, she worked as a Lecturer and a Research Assistant at the Department of Building Economics at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. She is dedicated to publishing high-quality journals through academic and industry collaborations, particularly employing grounded, participatory, and inclusive research approaches, and has received several Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards at reputable academic conferences.

Areas of Research

Sustainable and risk-sensitive urban development, Community inclusive development, Equitable resilience, Construction cost modelling, Energy management.

Areas of Supervision

Sustainable Development
Energy Retrofitting
Community inclusive risk-sensitive urban planning
Facilities Management
Construction Cost Modelling

Teaching

Construction Economics (Module Leader)
Value Management
UG and PGT research supervision
PGR Development Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Construction (Lead)

Qualifications and Recognitions

Qualifications
  • PhD in Disaster Management

    2019 - 2023
  • (MPhil) Construction and Project Management

    2017 - 2020
  • BSc (Hons)

    2013 - 2017

Recognitions
  • Frontiers Award for Best Technical Paper

  • Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM) Best Paper Award

  • Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM) Highly Commended Paper Award

  • People‚Äôs choice award at the 3MT Thesis Competition

Publications

Publications