Research Projects

I maximise the impact of my research base by identifying and coordinating powerful research collaborations across Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australasia. These collaborative research programmes raise the recognition and reputation of my research and in turn the university’s as an international player, while simultaneously enabling me to increase its research capacity and deliver world class research outputs. I work with other academic groups at leading Universities who share its values and desire to deliver applied research and innovation across and outside the built environment disciplines. By working closely with these international partners, I have managed to obtain funding for international research from a wide variety of sources, including the European Union, UK and other national research councils, Foreign and the Commonwealth Office.

Following is a list of my successful research collaborations:
Dilanthi Amaratunga
Professor of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Current Projects

Scheme: H2020:  SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020 Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects for disaster-resilient societies, Research, and Innovation actions Innovation actions

HUD team: Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga and Prof. Richard Haigh

Duration: 3 years (2021 – 2024)

Value: € 5.2 million

Partners: University of Salerno, Italy;  Institute for Sustainable Society and Innovation, Italy;  Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland;  International Institute For Applied System Analysis, Austria; University of Huddersfield , UK; Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Saher Europe, Estonia; Psc Europe, Belgium; Institute for Science & Ethics, France; College of Law and Business , Israel; Mto Safety Ab, Sweden; Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, France; Israeli National Fire Authority, Israel; Corpo Dei Vigili Del Fuoco, Italy; Croce Rossa Italiana, Italy; UCSA- Comuni vesuviani, Italy; Protezione Civile Trento, Italy; Hfoed Bayern, Germany

Funded by European Commission’s Strategic Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness Scheme.

University of Huddersfield team (Project lead): Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga, Dr Chamindi Mlalgoda and Prof. Richard Haigh

Value:  € 300,000.00

Duration: 2021 – 2024

Partners in this initiative include: UCLAN, UK; Lund University Sweden; VGTU, Lithuania; KEIO UNIVERSITY, Japan.

Associate partners: Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB); Sweden’s Statistics Bureau (SCB); UNDRR & ESTAG; Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Hayama, Japan

Funded by:  Newton Fund impact scheme

University of Huddersfield team (Project lead): Prof. Richard Haigh & Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga

Duration: 2021 – 2023

Indonesian Project Partner: ITB, Indonesia

Partners in this initiative include: BNPB (National Disaster Agency), BMKG (Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics), BPBD West Java Province (Provincial Disaster management Office), ATR BPN (Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning), and several related key actors from related cities/regencies of Metropolitan Greater Bandung.

Funded by:  NEWTON FUND INSTITUTIONAL LINKS

University of Huddersfield team (Project lead): Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga & Prof. Richard Haigh

Duration: 2021 – 2023

Indonesian Project Partner: Andalas University, Indonesia

Partners in this initiative include: BNPB (National Disaster Management Agency of Indonesia); BPBD of West Sumatra Province (Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah); Public; Works Office of West Sumatra Province; Health Office of West Sumatra Province; and Social Office of West Sumatra Province. It is valued at £ 100 K and is a 2-year project

Funded by European Commission’s Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Scheme.

University of Huddersfield team (Project lead): Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga, Dr Chamindi Mlalgoda and Prof. Richard Haigh

Value:  € 300,000.00

Duration: 2021 – 2024

Partners in this initiative include Lund University, Sweden; University of Cantabria, Spain; University of Malta, Malta; University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; and University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Funded by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme

University of Huddersfield team (Project lead): Dr Chamindi Mlalgoda, Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga, and Prof. Richard Haigh

Value:  € 300,000.00

Duration: 2021 – 2024

Partners: include 8 universities from Sri Lanka – University of Moratuwa; University of Colombo; University of Peradeniya; University of Ruhuna; South Eastern University of Sri Lanka; University of Sri Jayewardenepura; University of Kelaniya; Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Funded by: UKRI/GCRF/EPSRC.

University of Huddersfield team (Project lead): Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga & Prof. Richard Haigh

Duration: 2020 – 2022

Partners: University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka; Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka; Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities, Sri Lanka; The Association of Disaster Risk Management Professionals of Sri Lanka (ADRiMP); The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Thailand; UNDRR (The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) & ESTAG (Science & Technology Advisory Group) of UNDRR; Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), UK; Public Health England; The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) of The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOCUNESCO), Working Group 1: Tsunami Risk, Community Awareness and Preparedness

Value:  € 1 million.

Scheme: European Commission Erasmus+ CBHE.

Partnership: Mid Sweden University (Lead partner); University of Central Lancashire; University of Huddersfield; Tallinn University of Technology; University of Ruhuna; University of Sri Jayewardenepura; University of Peradeniya; Chiang Mai University; Naresuan University; Mahasarakham University ; Ateneo de Manila University; Philippine Normal University ; Malayan Coleges Laguna ; University Grants Commission (UGC); Ministry of Plantation Industry; State Ministry of Urban Development; Green Building Council of Sri Lanka; Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka; Chamber of Construction Industries; The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; Dialog Axiata; Horizon College of Business & Technology; Lego International; International Center for Sustainable Built Environment; The Thai Chamber of Commerce; Foundation of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction; Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI – South East Asia)

Funded by:  QR/GCRF.

University of Huddersfield team (project lead): Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga, Prof. Richard Haiugh

Value:  £ 55,500.00

Partners in this initiative include: University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka; Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka; Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities, Sri Lanka; The Association of Disaster Risk Management Professionals of Sri Lanka (ADRiMP); The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Thailand; UNDRR (The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) & ESTAG (Science & Technology Advisory Group) of UNDRR; The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) of The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Funded by: Newton Prize

Value: £ 200,000

University of Huddersfield team: Richard Haigh (PI) and Dilanthi Amaratunga(COI)

Partner country: Indonesia (ITB)

Value: € 910,000

Lead partner: University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

University of Huddersfield team: Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) and Richard Haigh (COI)

Scheme: European Commission Erasmus+ CBHE

Partnership: University of Central Lancashire, UK; University of Huddersfield, UK; Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; VGTU, Lithuania; University of Ruhuna (leading), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sabaragamuwa University, University of Peradeniya, University of Colombo, University of Moratuwa from Sri Lanka

Funder: NERC/ODA

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

Value of the bid: £ 466,655.66

University of Huddersfield Team: Professor Richard Haigh (PI), Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (CoI)

South-east Asian-based PI: Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia

Partners: Institute of Technology Bandung; School of BMKG / Sekolah Tinggi Meteorologi Klimatologi dan; National Disaster Management Authority of the Republic of Indonesia  (BNPB)Indonesian Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics (BMKG); National Planning and Development Agency (Bappenas); Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Public Works and Housing; Ciliwung Cisadane River Basin OrganisationLocal Disaster Management Organization at West Jawa Province; The Indonesian Association of Disaster Experts (IABI)Jakarta Provincial Government

Duration: 3 years commencing November 2018

Funding body: NERC/ESRC/Ristekditi

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Team: Professor Richard Haigh (PI), Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (COI)

UK value:  £93,072 (FEC) / £74,457 (grant) – all UK component is for Huddersfield

Academic partners:  Institute of Technology Bandung; School of BMKG / Sekolah Tinggi Meteorologi Klimatologi; Swansea University

Scheme: European  Commission, CBHP

Lead: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

University of Huddersfield Team: Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI), Professor Richard Haigh (COI)

Grant value: € 892,955

University of Huddersfield value: € 93,127

Duration: 3 years commencing November 2018

Partnership: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,L ithuaniaUniversity of Huddersfield;  Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, RussiaKaliningrad State Technical University, Russia; University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka; Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna; Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia; Association of Educational Civil Engineering Institutions, Russia; Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia; Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh; University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Scheme: Euripean Commssion Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Team: Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI), Dr Chamindi Malalgoda (PI), Prof. Richard Haigh (COI),

Grant Amount: € 449,000 (approx)

In partnership with: Tallinn University (Estonia), Lund University (Sweden) and University of Colombo (Sri Lanka); Duration:  Three years comencing November 2018

Value: £ 30,000.00

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Team: Richard Haigh (PI): Dilanthi Amaratunga (COI)

Duration: 3 years commencing 2016.

Partners:  Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK (lead) University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka University of Colombo, Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; Institutions in the region (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia; Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia; RMIT, Australia; Griffith University, Australia; University of Auckland, New Zealand; Chiang  Mai University, Thailand; Kyoto University, Japan)

Lead partner: RMIT in Australia, Professor Sujeeva

Duration of the project:  7 years

Approximate value of: Aus$ 5 million

Funded by: Bush fire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC), Disaster Resilience Australia.

Project Managers for University of Huddersfield: Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Prof. Richard Haigh (COI)

Partners: University of Southern QueenslandUniversity of Melbourne; University of Huddersfield, UK; Lockyer Valley Regional CouncilDepartment of Fire & Emergency Services, Technology and AssetsVicRoads.

Successfully completed projects at University of Huddersfield (since September 2014)

Funded by:  QR/GCRF.

University of Huddersfield team: Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga, Prof. Richard Haiugh, & Dr. Nuwan Dias,

Value:  £ 48,000.

Partners in this initiative include: UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) ICG/IOTWMS WG 1 on Tsunami Risk, Community Awareness and Preparedness; ITB, Indonesia; Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management, Sri Lanka; Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka; National University of Maldives, Maldives; National Disaster Management Center (NDMC), and Maldives Meteorological Services, Maldives; University of Yangon, Myanmar; National Disaster Management Agency and the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanmar; Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Thailand.

Scheme:  Erasmus+ Call: Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education EAC/A04/2015

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Team: Richard Haigh (PI): Dilanthi Amaratunga (COI)

Value: € 993,340.00

Duration: January 2017 to January 2020

Partnership: 15 partnersFrom Programme Countires (from the EU) – University of Huddersfield, UK (leading); University of Central Lancashire, UKIHC Cantabria – Environmental Hydraulics Institute, SpainMining and Geology University, Sofia, BulgariaUniversity of Malta, MaltaRiga Technical University, Latvia:  From Partner Countries (Asia) – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; University of Peradeniya (UoP), Sri LankaITB Bandung, Indonesia; University of Andalas, IndonesiaMaldives National University, MaldivesDe La Salle University, Philippines; Ateneo de Manila University, PhilippinesMandalay technology University, Myanmar; Yangon University, Myanmar Disaster Resilience and Sri Lanka

Scheme: Erasmus + ICM

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

Partnership: 5 universities – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka; University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; South Eastern University, Sri Lanka

University of Huddersfield Value: € 103,000.00

University of Huddersfield Team: Chamindi Malalgoda (PI), Dilanthi Amaratunga (CoI) & Richard Haigh (Coi)

Date of commencement: July 2017 for 2 years

Scheme:  British Council Newton Institutional Links scheme.

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Team: Richard Haigh (PI): Dilanthi Amaratunga (COI)

Value: £ 116,820

Date of commencement: April 2017

Partnership: 5 partners – Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia (lead overseas partner); National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG)UNESCO ICG/IOTWMSMinistry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning

Funding from: University of Huddersfield  URF Scheme

Amount: £ 8000

University of Huddersfield Team: Prof Richard Haigh & Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga

Scheme:  Erasmus+ programme – European Commission

Value: € 983,089.00

Duration: 36 months, starting March 2016

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK

Project Managers: Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Prof. Richard Haigh (COI)

Partnership: 16 international collaborators – Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK (Lead) ; University of Central Lancashire, UK; Lund University, Sweden; Mid Sweden University, Sweden; Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania; Tallinn Institute of Technology, Estonia; University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka; University of Naresuan, Thailand; Chiang Mai UniversityUniversity, Thailand ; Dhaka University, Bangladesh; PSTU University, Bangladesh; BRAC University, Bangladesh; Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities, Sri Lanka (associate partner – industry); Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Thailand (associate partner – industry)

Note: Our submission entitled: ASCENT – Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation: An innovative international partnership that created research and innovative capacities to tackle the challenges associated with developing societal resilience to disasters, has been shortlisted for the award within the “Innovation Category” for UALL Annual Awards 2019.

University of Huddersfield team: Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) and Richard Haigh (COI)

Value: £ 6000.00

Partnership: A collaboration with University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,

Funder: URF

Value: £ 4260

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Team: Professor Richard Haigh (PI), Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI)

Partners: University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and National Building Research Organisation of Sri Lanka (NBRO).

Funder: GCRF/QR/URF

Value: £ 45,000

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Team: Professor Richard Haigh (PI), Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI)

Partners:  Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka; Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka; Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka; INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION of UNESCO, Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS); University of Yangon, Myanmar; National University of Maldives, Maldives; Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Thailand.

Start: October 2018 for 1 year

Scheme: RCUK/GCRF

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

Partnership: 8 partners – University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; ITB, Indonesia; Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Thailand; National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Indonesia; Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), Indonesia; The Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities (FSLGA), Sri Lanka; Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka; Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka

Value: £ 70,000.00

University of Huddersfield Team: Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Richard Haigh (Coi)

Date of commencement: October 2017 for 1 year

Value: £ 7000

University of Huddersfield Team: Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Richard Haigh (Coi)

Date of commencement: October 2017 for 1 year

Funding body: British Council funded Newton Researcher Links Scheme

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

Institutions: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield & De La

Sallle University, Manila, Philippines

Period:  2017 – 2018

Value: £ 67,200

University of Huddersfield Team: Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Professor Richard Haigh (CO-I)

Scheme: DRS-10-2015: Disaster Resilience & Climate Change topic 2: Natural Hazards: Towards risk reduction science and innovation plans at national and European level

Value: € 2.05 million

Partnership: 7 partners: AMRA – Analisi e Monitoraggio del Rischio Ambientale Scarl (Italy) – Lead; GFZ- Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (Germany); BRGM – Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (France)DKKV – Deutsches Komitee Katastrophenvorsorge e.V. (Germany)ETHZ – Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland)HUD – Global Disaster Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield (UK)KU – Københavns Universitet (Denmark)

Duration: 30 months commencing May 2016.

University of Huddersfield Team: Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Professor Richard Haigh (CO-I)

Scheme: LLP Multi-lateral projects

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

Total value of the project: € 569 078 (2013 – 2016)

Partnership: 7 partners from EU and third countries – UK, Estonia, Italy, France, Sri Lanka – University of Huddersfield, UK (lead); Northumbrian University, UK; Tallinn Institute of Technology, Estonia; Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), Lithuania; Federation of Sri Lankan Local Govt. Authorities (FSLL), Sri Lanka; University of Moraruwa, Sri Lanka; UNISDR, Switzerland

University of Huddersfield Team: Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Richard Haigh (COI)

Funder: British Council funded Newton Researcher Links project

Lead partner: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield

Institutions: Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield & Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia

Period:  2015 – 2016

University of Huddersfield Team: Professor Richard Haigh (PI) , Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga (CoI) , University of Huddersfield

Scheme: FP7 ACTIVITIES OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: Bi-regional coordination of Science & Technology (S&T) cooperation including priority setting and definition of S&T cooperation policies

Type of funding scheme: Coordination and support actions (Supporting);

Lead researchers: Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Richard Haigh (COI)

Value: Euro 300,000 (2013 – 2015)

List of participants: 17 international partners – University of Salford (USAL) / University of Huddersfield, UK (from September 2014), UK; University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), UK; Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Estonia; Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), Lithuania; University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy; Foundation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), France; Nangarhar University (NU), Afghanistan ; Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU), Bangladesh; Royal Institute of Management (RIM), Bhutan; Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University (IOE), Nepal; Volunteers for Development Nepal (VFD), Nepal; University of Peshawar (UoP), Pakistan; Local Councils Association of the Punjab (LCAP), Pakistan; University of Moratuwa,Sri Lanka; Federation of Sri Lankan Local Govt. Authorities (FSLL), Sri Lanka; Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Sri Lanka; Institute of Governance and Development (IGD), MALDIVES

Scheme: LLP Multi-lateral projects – Knowledge Alliance

University of Huddersfield Team: Dilanthi Amaratnga (PI) and Richard Haigh (COI)

Value: € 570,000 (2013 – 2016)

Partnership included 9 partners: University of Bologna (lead partner); University of Huddersfield, UK (Dilanthi Amaratunga & Richard Haigh); Ser.In.Ar. – Servizi integrati d’area Forlì-Cesena Soc.Cons.p. (SERINAR), Italy; SudgestAid S.C.a.R.L., Italy; Metaforum S.L., Spain; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania, Lithuania; JSC, Getweb, Lithuania; Ud’ANET University G.D’Annunzio New Enterprise Technology, Italy

Collaborative Reformation of Curricula on Resilience Management with Intelligent Systems in Open Source and Augmented Reality (RESINT)

Scheme: LLP Multi-lateral projects – Knowledge Alliance

University of Huddersfield Team: Dilanthi Amaratnga (PI) and Richard Haigh (COI)

Value: € 570,000 (2013 – 2016)

Partnership included 9 partners: University of Bologna (lead partner); University of Huddersfield, UK (Dilanthi Amaratunga & Richard Haigh); Ser.In.Ar. – Servizi integrati d’area Forlì-Cesena Soc.Cons.p. (SERINAR), Italy; SudgestAid S.C.a.R.L., Italy; Metaforum S.L., Spain; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania, Lithuania; JSC, Getweb, Lithuania; Ud’ANET University G.D’Annunzio New Enterprise Technology, Italy

EU TEMPUS Joint Projects, Action: Curricula Reform, (CEN-EAST) Reformation of the Curricula on Built Environment in the Eastern Neighbouring Area

Value:  €998,601 of funding from the Tempus EU Programme.

University of Huddersfield team:  Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) & Richard Haigh (COI)

Partnership:  14 international partners – Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (lead partner), Lithuania; Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Italy; University of Huddersfield, UK; Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Belarusian State Technological University, Belarus; Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus; Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russian Federation; Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russian Federation; Kaliningrad State Technical University, Russian Federation; Moscow State Industrial University, Russian Federation; National Technical University of Ukraine, Ukraine; National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, Ukraine; SVIMAP NETWORK, Italy; Association “INFOBALT”, Lithuania

Funded by: ED Education and Culture Executive agency – Life Long Leaning Programme

Lead partner: Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford, UK / University of Huddersfield, UK

Project Managers: Prof. Richard Haigh (PI) & Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga (COI) until August 2014 at University of Salford, UK and from September 2014 at University of Huddersfield, UK

Partnership: 64 European Institutions and 3 Third Country (non-EU) Institutions – 67 partners in total.

Duration: 36 months, starting February 2012 to 2015

University of Huddersfield Research Strategy Fund, 2015, £ 2500, Local Government and disaster management capacity building, D. Amaratunga, University of Huddersfield, PI; R. Haigh, University of Huddersfield, CoI

Art, Design and Architecture Research Strategy Fund, 2015, £ 3500, Frontier’s disasters and Human Security, D. Amaratunga, University of Huddersfield, PI; R. Haigh, University of Huddersfield, CoI

University of Huddersfield, PGR Scholarship scheme, PhD Studentship award for the project: Public open spaces as a strategy to enhance Coastal Cities’ resilience to Tsunamis, 2015-2019; £ 45K; D. Amaratunga, Main Supervisor

University of Huddersfield, PGR Scholarship scheme, PhD Studentship award for the project: The nature of road reconstruction intervention in post-conflict Sri Lanka, 2015-2019; £ 45K; D. Amaratunga, Co-Supervisor

University of Huddersfield, PGR Scholarship scheme, PhD Studentship award for the project: Adaptable built environment as a potential strategy to sustain post-disaster resettlements in Sri Lanka, 2015-2019; £ 45K; D. Amaratunga, Co-Supervisor

Successfully completed projects prior to 2014

“Development of Social Transformation Knowledge Products”. partnership include Social policy research Centre, University of Colombo, University of Jaffna & Eastern University of Sri Lanka (2012; funding Rs 3,500,000.00 (approx. £ 20,000.00; UNDP Funded); D. Amaratunga & R. Haigh, University of Salford (Co-I); C. Pathirage, University of Salford, (PI), S. Hettige, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (Co-I)
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH & INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT FUND 2012/13, University of Salford, Future opportunities for Developing and Emerging Countries in European and International R&D&I programmes, £ 5400, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH & INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT FUND 2012/13, University of Salford, Protecting citizens from environmental hazards, £ 5300, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI
INNOVATION FUND 2011/12, University of Salford, Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready – Kandalama, Sri Lanka on 19 July 2011, £ 4800, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI RESEARCH BIDDING SUPPORT FUND 2010/11, University of Salford, Improving the resilience of society to catastrophic events through new risk-management partnerships, £ 3000, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI
Reconstruction for Peacethat seeks to explore the interaction between youth and infrastructure reconstruction programmes in the North and East of Sri Lanka to prevent future conflict in the region. (2011 – 2012; funding £ 75,000). International collaborative project universities, government departments, NGOs and other user groups in Sri Lanka. Foreign and the Commonwealth Office funded. D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, Co-I; R. Haigh, University of Salford, PI
“CEREBELLA: Community Engagement for Risk Erosion in Bangladesh to Enhance LifeLong Advantage” (2011 – 2013; funding £ 43,000). International collaborative project with Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh. INSPIRE (International Strategic Partnerhsips in Research and Education) British Council funded; D. Amaratunga, PI, University of Salford; U. Kulatunga (Coi), University of Salford
BELL CURVE – Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education (2009 – 2011; funding € 461,591). D. Amaratunga, PI, University of Salford; U. Kulatunga (Coi) & C. Pathirage (CoI), University of Salford; other international collaborative partners – Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University – Lithuania.
CIB/United Nations initiative “Capacities, Disasters and the Built Environment – Strategies to enhance capacity for disaster mitigation and reconstruction of the built environment” (2008 – 2011; funding £ 20,000, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI
MASTERBLEND (Moratuwa And Salford TEamwork for Researching BuiLt ENvironment Development) – Enhancing the capacity of the partner higher education institutions for training, teaching and research activities in the built environment”, international collaborative research project with University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Rs 500,000. Principal Investigator from University of Salford, UK. Other collaborators – Suranga Jayasena, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
EURASIA – EURopean and ASIan Infrastructure Advantage; (2005 – 2008; Funding € 589,000). D. Amaratunga Joint PI with R. Haigh, University of Salford. International collaborators included University of Moratuwa – Sri Lanka, University of Ruhuna – Sri Lanka, Tallinn University of Technology – Estonia and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University – Lithuania.
“Briefing Guide in Knowledge Management”, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; 2005; Centre for Education in the Built Environment – £ 6000
“Construction and Women” (2005 – 2006; ESF funded – £ 314,000); D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI
“ISLAND – Inspiring Sri-Lankan reNewal and Development” (2006 – 2007; RICS funded – overall value £ 34,000) international collaborative research project with University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI
“Constructing Women Leaders” (2007; funded by ESF – £ 206,000). D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI
“ISLAND II- Inspiring Sri-Lankan reNewal and Development II” (2009- 2010; RICS funded, overall value £ 17,000) international collaborative research project with University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; R. Haigh, University of Salford, CoI
The Use of Incentives for Sustainable Behavioural Change to Promote Flood Resistance and Resilience International perspectives on engaging the public to anticipate and mitigate the effects of climate change (flooding). Liverpool City Council with Prof. Eric Bichard (PI) and Nirooja Thurairajah. 2009. £ 3000. D. Amaratunga CoI, University of Salford.
Women in Northwest Construction SMEs; D. Amaratunga CoI, University of Salford, Shuling Lu, PI, University of Salford; 2006 – 2007; ESF funded – £ 230, 000
Building Opportunities, 2006 – 2007; Co-investigator; ESF funded – £ 280,000; D. Amaratunga CoI, University of Salford, M.Omerold,PI, University of Salford
Guidelines for improving social outcomes gained through distance learning (DL) tools; D. Amaratunga, CoI, University of Salford; B. Ingirige, PI, University of Salford; 2005 – 2006; funding £ 5000
Managing Facilities Knowledge; Principal Investigator; 2005 – 2006 Dec. 2006 completion; RICS funded; overall value £30,000. D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI
Transfer of Research Knowledge into Teaching – 2nd Phase. D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, CoI; 2004 – 2006; TLQIS & Research & Graduate College, The University of Salford – £ 10,000
Improving Dissertation Assessment. D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, CoI, R. Haigh, University of Salford, PI; 2004 – 2005; TLQIS, The University of Salford – £ 5000
SPICE FM – Standardised Process Improvement for Construction Enterprises – Facilities Management” project; RA; 1999 – 2001; EPSRC / IMI (£332,000; £167,000 from IMI)
DIVERCITY – Distributed Virtual Workspace for Enhancing Communication within the Construction Industry (Quality Manager; 2001 – 2002; European Community – Information Society Technology Programme – € 1.2 million)
The Use of Balanced Scorecard for Strategy Communication and Performance Management in NHS Trusts (2003 – 2003; D.Amaratunga & R. Haigh CoI, University of Salford, M. Sashar, PI, University of Salford; NHS Research and Development Fund – £ 40,000).
SPICE 3 – Best Practice Management in Construction; (Research fellow; 2002 – 2003: EPSRC – £120,000)
“Quality of Doctoral Programmes” Network, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, CoI; 2004; European University Association: total value of the network € 135,000.
“Provision of necessary training in research methods”, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; 2004; Centre for Education in the Built Environment – £ 3000
“Supplementary Skills for Built Environment Researchers”, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; 2004; Educational Development Grant Scheme – Centre for Education in the Built Environment; £ 2000
“Best practice guidelines on research knowledge transfer into teaching programmes in built environment”, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford Joint Principal Investigator; 2004; Centre for Education in the Built Environment – £ 3000
University of Salford GTA Scheme, PhD Studentship award for the project: A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO MANAGE THE TACIT KNOWLEDGE OF CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES; 2003-2007; £ 60,000; D. Amaratunga, Main Supervisor
University of Salford GTA Scheme, PhD Studentship award for the project: ACHIEVING HIGH PROCESS CAPABILITY MATURITY IN CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATIONS; 2003-2007; £ 60,000; D. Amaratunga, Main Supervisor
University of Salford Strategic Investment Scheme, Partial PhD Studentship award for the project EMPOWERING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN MAKING CITIES RESILIENT TO DISASTERS; 2009-2014; £ 18,000; D. Amaratunga, Main Supervisor
University of Salford Strategic Investment Scheme, PhD Studentship award for the project: CAPACITY BUILDING FOR POST DISASTER WASTE MANAGEMENT: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE, 2006-2010; £ 18,000; D. Amaratunga, Main Supervisor
University of Salford GTA Scheme, PhD Studentship award for the project: Influence of Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction within Post-Disaster Infrastructure Reconstruction on Socio-Economic Development; 2005-2008; £ 60,000; D. Amaratunga, Main Supervisor
University of Salford GTA Scheme, PhD Studentship award for the project: Influence of Performance Measurement towards Construction Research and Development; 2004-2007; £ 60,000; D. Amaratunga, Main Supervisor
An Investigation into the Future Directions of Performance Measurement Applications in Facilities Management”, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; 2003 – 2004; £ 4000
Good practice guidelines for technology transfer between research and teaching within Built Environment”, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford Joint Principal Investigator, 2003 – 2004; SRIF Funding, The University of Salford. £ 2000
How to do a Balanced Scorecard: Guide to Balanced Scorecard Methodology: Guide to Balanced Scorecard Performance Management Methodology”, D. Amaratunga & R. Haigh CoI, University of Salford, M. Sashar, PI, University of Salford; 2000 – 2001; NHS Estates – £ 15,000.
Involved in delivering training programmes across NHS Estates Directorates on the applications of the Balanced scorecard methodology in the NHS estates. July 2001 – January 2002. £ 10,000, D. Amaratunga & R. Haigh CoI, University of Salford, M. Sashar, PI
Building Performance Evaluation in Higher Education Properties: A Facilities Management Approach”, D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI; 1999 – 2000; RICS Education Trust Fund – £ 1500
Undertook a project within a major construction organisation in assessing its constriction project management process capabilities. This assessment focused on the process infrastructure used by the project teams to manage their operations. The report of findings highlighted a series of improvement opportunities that would, in the view of the assessment team, improve project’s performance. August 2000 – January 2001. £ 40,000; D D. Amaratunga & R. Haigh CoI, University of Salford, M. Sashar, PI, University of Salford
What does building performance mean in the context of facilities management?”; D. Amaratunga, University of Salford, PI: 1999; BFWG – £ 3000.
“A Study on the Building Products and Infrastructure Technology”, Joint Consultant; 1996 – 1997; Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka – Norway Industrial Co-operation Programme) – Rs. 100,000.
Establishment of a National Cost Database for the Sri Lankan Construction Industry”, (RA; 1992 – 1993; Institute for Construction, Training and Development, Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Construction, Sri Lanka; funded by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) – Rs. 200,000
Co-investigator for various research projects, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; Duration varies between 1994 – 1997; contribution varies; funding – varies for individual projects

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