Phone number: 0121 204 5453
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.
Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB)
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
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