Dr Chaminda Pathirage is a Senior Lecturer at the School of the Built Environment, and the Programme Director for MSc Project Management in Construction degree course since 2009.
Having worked in several RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) funded research projects on good practices in disaster context, Chaminda has developed his specific research interest on exploring the role of knowledge management in the disaster management cycle. He leads the research theme ‘Knowledge Management for Disaster Resilience’ at the Centre for Disaster Resilience, at University of Salford.
Currently Chaminda is leading a strategic partnership between the Institute of Disaster Management & Vulnerability Studies at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and Centre for Disaster Resilience on research collaborations. He is also an Editorial Advisory Board member of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment and an Editorial Review Board Member of International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations.
With over 11 years of research and teaching experience, Chaminda has published several book chapters, research reports, journal papers and international conference papers and has facilitated a number of research workshops in International conferences.