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Dr Udayangani Kulatunga
Dr Udayangani Kulatunga
postal addressReader, School of the Built Environment, Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying (Sri Lanka), Director, Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.
email addressu.kulatunga@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 6943
website addresshttp://usir.salford.ac.uk/view/authors/3952.html
Key Memberships
From September 2008 to present.
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR)
From October 2009 to August 2015.
Associate Member of Research Centre: Urban Quality Research Centre
From October 2009 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Dr Udayangani Kulatunga is a Senior Lecturer at the School of the Built Environment, and is attached to Centre for Disaster Resilience at University of Salford. Udayangani conducts lectures for Quantity Surveying degree programme at the School of the Built Environment. She is also the Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying affiliated degree programme delivered in Sri Lanka. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK. Udayangani’s research portfolio has two distinct research domains: Performance Measurement and Disaster Management. Her PhD was carried out in the research area of Performance Measurement in the construction research and development where she has published a number of publications in peer reviewed, well recognised and highly rated journals and international conferences. Udayangani’s post-doctoral research focuses on Disaster Management with particular reference to community based disaster management. She has acted as the Principal Investogator and Co-Investogator of number of reesrach projects and supervise 12 PhD students currently.

Over the past years, Udayangani has put her efforts into accomplishing an academic career in higher education whilst making original/significant contributions to knowledge, practice and impact on communities, industry, professionals and the wider society. 

Key Qualifications
2002
2008
2012
2012
Key Projects
2017
Apr
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%).
2015
May
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%).
2015
Mar
Climate Impacts in Malaysia: Attenuation Through an Integrated Safer built Environment (CLIMATISE)
British Council, £80,642.00.
Principal Investigator: U Kulatunga (67%). Co-Investigator: B Ingirige (33%).
2014
Nov
Towards Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction in Malaysia and the UK
British Council, £41,200.00.
Principal Investigator: U Kulatunga (100%).
2011
Jan
Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaption
British Council, £39,921.00.
Principal Investigator: D Amaratunga (34%). Co-Investigators: R Haigh (33%), U Kulatunga (33%).
2010
Feb
Exploratory partnership with Bangladesh
British Council, £2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: U Kulatunga (100%).
2009
Sep
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%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Guest Editorials in Journals
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Reports
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2015
Jun

Co-Chair- International Post Graduate Research Conference

2014
May

Member of the Organising Committee and Scientific Committee

2013
Sep

Member of the Organising Committee and Scientific Committee

2013
Apr

Member of the Organising more >>.

2011
Jul

Member of the Organising Committee and Scientific Committee

2010
May

Member of the Scientific Committee

Honours and Awards
2015
Apr

This project intends to develop built environment specific strategies for adaptation and mitigation of climate-induced EWEs with the national and international collaboration of academics, practitioners and professional bodies. ... more >>.

2014
Sep

Towards capacity building for disaster risk reduction in Malaysia and the UK

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for early career researchers from Malaysia and the UK to develop a sustained long-term rese... more >>.

2014
Feb
Travel grant for partnership building for Horizon 2020 bid preparetion on the theme of : Better understanding the links between culture, risk perception and disaster management
2012
Sep

Project involves ... more >>.

2010
Mar

 

The award funds the research project titled “culture and disaster risk reduction”
2010
Mar

 

The award funds the research project titled “risk-based approach to flood risk management in Bangladesh”.
2004
Oct
2002
Jan
2002
Jan
2000
Dec
Internal University Support Received
2012
Sep

Project involves ... more >>.

2010
Mar
Journal Editorship
2016
Apr
2013
Jun
2010
Apr
2009
Jan
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2014
Jun
2014
Mar
2013
Sep

 

Workshop facilitator and preperation of the consultation report for Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reductio... more >>.