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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

I am currently working as Reader in Facilities Management in the School of Engineering in University of Central Lancashire. I am 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. I have also published over 100 peer-reviewed publications (journal and conferences papers) to-date. I have experience in many funded research projects including Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, EU COST and PF7.

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

Research Activities

 

I have been successful in getting funding, mainly in terms of European funding, from sources such as EU COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), FP7, ERASMUS+ and Horizon 2020. She have secured in excess of £250,000 external funding over the past 05 years (since Aug 2010). Overall, I have carried out 20 externally funded projects or internally funded projects by UCLan. I am currently involved in 03 externally funded projects by Horizon2020, and Erasmus+ as a Co-Investigator. I have also successfully supervised 06 PhD students (03 as the Director of Studies and 03 as a Co-Supervisor).

 

Teaching Activities

 

Research Degree Tutor

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

 

External Activities

 

  • Associate Editor, Built Environment and Project Asset Management Journal (BEPAM)
  • Guest Editor for a Special Issue in Case Studies in Transport Policy (Publication date – 2018)
  • 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
  • Referee for Journals such as Construction, Management and Economics (CME), Facilities, Built Environment and Project Asset Management Journal (BEPAM), Architecture Engineering and Design Management, International Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, etc.

 

Conferences

 

Have involved in more than 20 international conferences/workshops as a member of the organising committee. The most recent conference I will be involved in is:

 

7th International Conference on Building Resilience - Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction and management
Website: http://www.buildresilience.org/2017/
Date: 27-29 November 2017
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Venue: Swissotel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok

 

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

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

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: CABARET (Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience Education) funded by ERASMU+
Website: Under Construction

2. Project: ASCENT (Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation) funded by ERASMUS+
Website: www.ascent.disaster-resilience.net/

3. Project: BENEFIT (Business models for enhancing funding and enabling Finance of infrastructure in transport) funded by Horizon 2020