SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Dr Chaminda Pathirage
Dr Chaminda Pathirage
postal addressRoom 436d, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, The Crescent, Greater Manchester, UK, M5 4WT .
telephone0161 295 4016
Key Memberships
From September 2003 to August 2015.
From September 2003 to present.
From September 2007 to September 2009.
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR)
From October 2009 to August 2015.
From September 2007 to September 2009.
From October 2013 to August 2015.
Associate Member of Research Centre: Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
From October 2009 to October 2013.
Profile Summary

Knowledge Management, Human Resource Management, Disaster Management and Quantity Surveying

Research Focus

Chaminda's work is aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of disaster management efforts by exploring means of building resilience (for both building and infrastructure) through capturing and sharing good practices and lessons learned from past disasters. Following are the objectives addressing this aim:

  • To capture disaster knowledge, both tacit and explicit, relating to land, property and construction
  • To share and disseminate disaster knowledge using appropriate knowledge management technologies and techniques
  • To incorporate related good practices and lessons learned in future disaster management strategies to build resilience 
Key Qualifications
Key Projects
A Collaborative Multi-agency Platform for Building Resilient Communities
EPSRC, £1,241,231.00.
Principal Investigator: T Fernando (60%). Co-Investigators: C Pathirage (20%), U Kulatunga (20%).
EU-CIRCLE - A panEuropean framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change
EC - Horizon 2020, £218,388.00.
Principal Investigator: C Pathirage (40%). Co-Investigators: T Fernando (15%), U Kulatunga (15%), B Ingirige (30%).
Bell Curve
EC - EACEA: Lifelong Learning Programme, £237,337.00.
Principal Investigator: D Amaratunga (40%). Co-Investigators: C Pathirage (30%), U Kulatunga (10%), K Keraminiyage (10%), M Siriwardena (10%).
ISLAND II - Inspiring Sri Lankan Renewal And Development (Phase II)
RICS Education Trust, £7,500.00.
Investigators: C Pathirage (30%), R Haigh (30%), D Amaratunga (40%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Published Conference Proceedings
Reports for External Bodies
Key Presence
Honours and Awards
Best Paper Award from the CIB Task Group TG- 53 on Postgraduate Research Training in Building and Construction- The role of theory in research methods: from the philosophical stance, 7th International Postgraduate Research Confere... more >>.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award, University of Salford
Island Best Candidate Award, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Other Evidence of External Esteem
Reviewer, the Journal of Learning and Individual Differences
President, Salford CIB Student Chapter Organising Committee, University of Salford, UK
Vice-President, Salford CIB Student Chapter Organising Committee, University of Salford, UK
Other University Research Roles
Student Representative for the Faculty of Business, Law and the Built Environment, Postgraduate Research Studies Sub-Committee, University of Salford, UK