Dr. Kaushal Keraminiyage

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

New SEE Building - Room 03.22

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Current positions

Reader in Quantity Surveying


Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage is an experienced researcher and an academic, working as a Reader at the School of the Built Environment and the Centre for Disaster Resilience at University of Salford. Dr Keraminiyage has a good publication profile and funded research projects. His research publications include book chapters, refereed journal and refereed conference papers and various high impact reports. He is very much active in competitive research bidding. Having secured external and internal funding from funding bodies such as EPSRC, and EC, he has worked in a number of research projects as a principal investigator and a co-investigator. During the last few years he has actively been engaged in organising high profile research conferences at various international locations creating strong links with various Built Environment and Disaster Management experts and stakeholders.

Dr Keraminiyage has supervised and graduated a more than 15 doctoral students successfully and he is currently supervising PhD students in the broad research areas of Disaster Resilience and Construction Management. He has also examined (as the external or the internal examiner) more than 20 PhD thesies and completed more than 35 interim PhD assessments. More specifically, he is specialising in Disaster Induced Resettlements, Resettled and Host Community Integration, Community Resilience to Disasters, Agile Communities for Disaster Response and  Sustainable and Resilient Urban Developments. He also supervises PhD research in the areas of Complex Projects and Cost Management.  

He is also continuously engaged in conducting PhD assessments. He has been invited to conduct number of plenary speeches and guest lectures at international academic and practitioner forums and facilitated number of doctoral training programmes both nationally and internationally.

Areas of research

Disaster Induced Resettlements, Resettled and Host Community Integration, Community Resilience to Disasters, Agile Communities for Disaster Response, Sustainable and Resilient Urban Developments

Areas of supervision

Complex projects, Cost management


Dr Keraminiyage’s teaching interests are:

  • Disaster Resilience
  • Risk Management
  • Construction Management
  • Financial Management related subjects.

Research Interests

Dr Keraminiyage’s broad research interests are Disaster Resilience and Construction Management. Following are some of the specific research topics he is investigating.

  • Disaster induced relocations and resettlements;
  • Use of ICT for improved disaster resilience;
  • Complexity in project management, financing and estimating;
  • Collaborative virtual environments for construction education and research;
  • Disaster resilient urban infrastructure.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Ph.D in Change Management (University of Salford)
  • PGCert (AP)
  • B.Sc (Hons) Quantity Survey
  • FHEA