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Dr. Champika Liyanage

Reader in Facilities Management

School of Engineering

Harris Building, HB242

+44 (0) 1772 89 3221

CLLiyanage@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Energy, Sustainability, Construction and Surveying

Champika is currently working as Reader in Facilities Management in the School of Engineering in University of Central Lancashire. She is also the Research Degree Tutor within the Civil Engineering and Construction side of the school. Champika is actively involved in research relating to sustainability; health and wellbeing; and facilities and infrastructure management. She has also published over 100 journal and conferences papers to-date. She has also won several awards for her research and publications.

Champika is currently a member of Centre for Sustainable Development, WellSust and EuroFM research groups.

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 Champika is currently working as Reader in Facilities Management in the School of Engineering in University of Central Lancashire. She is also the Research Degree Tutor within the Civil Engineering and Construction side of the school. As the Research Degree Tutor she is responsible for the provision of postgraduate training, and also has a co-ordinating role in the provision of facilities for postgraduates, and for monitoring the recruitment and academic progress of postgraduate students. She has a PhD in facilities management from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. 

Champika has published over 100 journal and conferences papers to-date. She has also won several awards for her research and publications. She received the best student award from the National Health Service, Scotland in October 2004 for her research in Facilities Management in the control of Healthcare Associated Infections. She also won the best paper award at the Second Scottish Conference for Post graduate Researchers of the Built Environment in November 2005. 

She is also the co-author of the best student paper won at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 6th International Engineering and Construction Conference, Cairo, Egypt in June 2010. Champika is actively involved in research relating to sustainability; health and wellbeing; and facilities and infrastructure management. She has successfully completed many research grants in the past (e.g. EU COST, FP7). She is also currently involved in several research projects including EU grants such as ERASMUS+ and Horizon 2020.

Qualifications: 

PhD in Facilities Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK in 2006

B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2001

PGCert in Research Student Supervision from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, UK in June 2013

PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from UCLan, Preston, UK in December 2012

Teaching Activities

Module Coordinator and Tutor for MSc Dissertations in Project Management and Construction Project Management

Module Tutor for BSc Dissertations in Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Construction Project Management and Facilities Management

Research Degree Tutor

External Activities

PhD External Examinations: Have carried out more than 10 PhD External Examinations at University of Salford, University of Bolton, University of Brighton, Northumbria University and Nelson Mandela University in South Africa.

Independent Project Evaluator for Major EU grants

External Advisor for Partnerships and Programme Approval

Conferences

Type of Activity: Conference organisation
Title: COST TU1001 Final Conference/Workshop
Organised by: EU COST
Date/s: 8th and 9th Oct 2014
Place: Brussels, Belgium
Role/s: Organisation Committee and a Session Leader (http://www.ppptransport.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=565:p3t3-final-conference-8-9-october-2014-brussels&tabslider=tab8)

Type of Activity: Event Organisation
Title: Horizon 2020 – South Asian Launch
Organised by: University of Salford (Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga and Prof. Richard Haigh)
Date/s: 24th Jan 2014
Place: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Role/s: Organisation Committee and Speaker (http://www.cascade-inconet.eu/?q=node/28)

Type of Activity: Summer School
Title: Cases of PPPs in Transport Infrastructure
Organised by: EU COST and University of Aegean (Prof. Athena Roumboutsos)
Date/s: 2nd to 4th July 2014
Place: Rhodes, Greece
Role/s: Organising Committee and a Tutor (http://www.ppptransport.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106&Itemid=33)

Type of Activity: Conference organisation
Title: International Conference on PPP Body of Knowledge (P3BooK)
Organised by: UCLan (Prof. Akin Akinoye)
Date/s: 18th to 20th March 2013
Place: Preston, UK
Role/s: Main Organiser and an Editor of the Proceedings (http://www.civil.hku.hk/cicid/3_events/129/129_details.pdf)

Type of Activity: Summer School
Title: Cases of PPPs in Transport Infrastructure
Organised by: EU COST and University of Twente (Prof. Hans Voordjik)
Date/s: 27th to 29th November 2013
Place: Twente, Netherlands
Role/s: Organising Committee and a Tutor (http://www.ppptransport.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=91&Itemid=33)

Type of Activity: Summer School
Title: Aegean Summer Training in Transport
Organised by: EU COST and University of Aegean (Prof. Athena Roumboutsos)
Date/s: 24th Aug to 2nd Sept 2012
Place: Chios, Greece
Role/s: Organising Committee and Tutor (https://sttcamp2012.pns.aegean.gr/16-summerschools/sttcamp2012-en/165-programme)

Type of Activity: Workshop
Title: CIB TG72/ARCOM Doctoral Research Workshop Programme
Organised by: UCLan (Prof. Akin Akintoye)
Date/s: 12th of Oct 2011
Place: Preston, UK
Role/s: Main organiser and an Editor of the proceedings (http://heyblom.websites.xs4all.nl/website/newsletter/1106/arcom_tg72.pdf)

Publications

Liyanage, C. and Villalba-Romero, F. (2015) Measuring Success of PPP Transport Projects: A Cross-Case Analysis of Toll Roads, Transport Reviews, 35 (2). pp. 140–161. (2013 Impact Factor 2013: 1.681)

Villalba-Romero, F., Liyanage, C., Roumboutsos A. (2015) Sustainable PPPs: A comparative approach for road infrastructure. Special Issue in Case Study Transport Policy. 3 (2). pp. 243–250.

Villalba-Romero, F. and Liyanage, C. (2016), Implications of the use of different payment models, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(1). pp. 11 – 32, Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-09-2015-0095

Liyanage, C. (2016) Chapter 11 - Performance Monitoring and Assessment – Introduction. In Roumboutsos, A. (Ed), Public Private Partnerships in Transport: Trends and Theory, Routledge Studies in Transport Analysis. Routledge, Oxon. pp. 167-172.

Liyanage, C., Njuangang, S. and Romero, F. V. (2016), “Measuring Success in PPP Road Projects in Europe: a Performance Measurement System (PMS)”, In Roumboutsos, A. (Ed), Public Private Partnerships in Transport: Trends and Theory, Routledge Studies in Transport Analysis. Routledge, Oxon. pp. 237 – 259.

Voordjik, H., Liyanage, C. and Temeljotov-Salaj, A. (2016) Chapter 13 – Critical Success Factors in Different Stages of Delivery in PPP transport Infrastructure Projects. In Roumboutsos, A. (Ed), Public Private Partnerships in Transport: Trends and Theory, Routledge Studies in Transport Analysis. Routledge, Oxon. pp. 201-217.

Projects

Major External Projects:

1. Project: Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation – ASCENT
Funded by: Erasmus+ call EAC-A04-2014 Action on “Capacity Building in Higher Education”
Grant Agreement No. 2015-3205/001-001
PI: University of Huddersfield
Grant Amount: Euro 983,000 (approx)
UCLan lead: Champika Liyanage
UCLan share: Euro 83,000 (approx)
Start Date: 01st Feb 2016
Duration: 36 months

2. Project: Business models for enhancing funding and enabling Finance of infrastructure in transport – BENEFIT
Website: http://www.benefit4transport.eu/
Funded by: Horizon 2020, MG-9.3-2014 “Analysis of funding schemes for transport infrastructure”
Grant Agreement No. 635973
PI: University of Aegean
Grant Amount: Euro 1.5 Million
UCLan lead: Champika Liyanage
UCLan share: Euro 130,000 (approx)
Start Date: Dec 2014
Duration: 21 months

3. Project: Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development, and Education - CASCADE
Website: http://www.cascade-inconet.eu/
Funded by: FP7 Coordination and support actions (Supporting)
Grant Agreement No. 609562
PI: University of Salford
Grant Amount: Approx. Euro 300,000
UCLan lead: Champika Liyanage (leader of two of the 5 work packages – WP2 and WP4)
UCLan share: Euro 25,000 (approx)
Start date: Oct 2013
Duration: 18 months

4. Project: Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Transport – Trends and Theory
Website: http://www.ppptransport.eu/
Funded by: EU COST (European Co-operation in Science and Technology)
Reference: COST TU1001 (Transport and Urban Development)
Chair: Athena Roumboutsos, University of Aegean, Greece
UCLan lead: Champika Liyanage (Leader of Working Group 2)
Costs include travel costs within EU and Subsistence for all 4 years on project meetings, summer schools, etc.
Start date: Aug 2010
Duration: 04 years