Dr Gayan Wedawatta


Phone number: 0121 204 5453 
Email: g.wedawatta@aston.ac.uk 
Room Number: MB222D


Gayan joined Aston University as a lecturer in construction in 2013. Before joining Aston University, he taught at the Department of Construction, Architecture and Building at Coventry University. Gayan completed his PhD at the School of the Built Environment, the University of Salford for which he received a fully funded EPSRC studentship. His thesis was on resilience of construction SMEs to extreme weather events.  

During his time at the University of Salford he worked on a number of externally funded research projects including EPSRC funded “Community Resilience to Extreme Weather -CREW”, RICS Education Trust funded “Developing Flood Expert Knowledge in Chartered Surveyors – DEFENCES” and British Council funded “CEREBELLA”. Before joining the University of Salford to conduct his post-graduate research studies, he worked as a lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka where he obtained his first degree in Quantity Surveying. 

His research interests include extreme weather events and construction SMEs, disaster management, resilience of SMEs and adaptation to flooding. Gayan regularly reviews papers related to these research areas on a number of international refereed journals including Construction Management and Economics, Disasters, and International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment and peer reviewed international conferences. 

Gyan Wedawatta
  • PhD in Construction and Property Management, University of Salford, 2013.
  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, 2007.
  • Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB)

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

  • 2013 – date: Lecturer in Construction, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University.
  • 2012 – 2013: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering Architecture and Building, Coventry University.
  • 2008 - 2012: PhD student / Research Assistant, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford.
  • 2007 – 2008: Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa.
  • 2007 – 2008: Lecturer (visiting), College of Quantity Surveying, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka. 
I teach on construction management programmes in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. 
  • Disaster management
  • Extreme weather events and construction
  • Property-level flood adaptation
  • Resilience of SMEs
  • SMEs in construction
Open to supervise PhD students on broad issues related to Sustainability in Construction, Disaster Management, Extreme Weather Events and Construction, Adaptation to Flooding, Property-level flood Adaptation, Resilience of SMEs, SMEs in construction.