Dr. Kaushal Keraminiyage

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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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, 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 number of doctoral students successfully and he is currently supervising PhD students in the broad research areas of Disaster Resilience and Construction 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. During his spare time, he is developing web applications and he is a keen supporter of open source software and educational resources. He is keen to utilise his knowledge to create better virtual collaborative environments to address teaching, learning and research needs in the field.

Areas of research

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


Dr Keraminiyage’s teaching interests are, Disaster Resilience, Risk Management, Construction Management and 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