Dr. Champika Liyanage

Reader in Facilities Management

School of Engineering

Harris Building, HB242

+44 (0) 1772 89 3221


Subject Areas: Energy, Sustainability, Construction and Surveying

Champika is research active within the Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change, and the Centre for Sustainable Development.

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Full Profile

Champika is currently working as a Reader (Associate Professor) in Facilities Management in the School of Engineering. She carries out many key roles within the school. She is the Research Degree Tutor within the Civil Engineering and Construction (CCE) side of the School of Engineering. As part of this role, she is responsible for recruiting and managing PhD students in CCE. Champika is also the MSc Dissertation Coordinator within CCE, where she supports, guides and manages MSc students (both in UCLan main campus and in UCLan Mauritius) in Project Management, Construction Project Management and Building Conservation and Adaptation courses.

Champika is the Chair of the Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team (SAT) set up for the School of Engineering as well the REF lead for UoA 13 in Built Environment and Architecture. Furthermore, Champika is actively involved in a wide array of research relating to sustainability; facilities and infrastructure management; and capacity building in disaster resilience.

She has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications (journal and conferences papers) to-date and is involved in many international research projects funded mainly by the European Commission.


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


Oni-Jimoh, Temi and Liyanage, Champika Lasanthi (2018) Urbanization and Meeting the Need for Affordable Housing in Nigeria. In: Housing. Intechopen, pp. 73-91.

Fatokun, Ajibola Oladipo (2018) Value for Money Integration in the Renegotiation of Public Private Partnership Road Projects. Doctoral thesis, University of Central Lancashire.

Njuangang, Stanley, Liyanage, Champika Lasanthi and Akintoye, Akintola (2018) The History of Healthcare Facilities Management Services: A UK Perspective on Infection-Control. Facilities, 36 (7/8). pp. 369-385. ISSN 0263-2772

Hayat, Ezri, Liyanage, Champika Lasanthi, Haigh, Richard and Amaratunga, Dilanthi (2018) Development of Research and Innovation Capacity Index of HEIs on Disaster Resilience Related Studies. Procedia Engineering, 212 . pp. 1249-1256. ISSN 1877-7058

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Teaching activities

  • Research Degree Tutor
  • Module Coordinator and Tutor for MSc Dissertations in Project Management, Construction Project Management and Building Conservation and Adaptation courses.
  • REF lead for UoA13
  • Chair – Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team in School of Engineering
  • Director – Centre for Sustainable Development

Research Activities

Champika has 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. Overall, she has carried out more than 30 externally funded projects and internally funded projects by UCLan, and has also successfully supervised 09 PhD students thus far (as of March 2018).

Major External Projects

  • Horizon 2020 CO-FUND
  • REGARD (Rebuilding after Displacement) funded by ERASMUS+
  • CABARET (Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience Education) funded by ERASMUS+
  • ASCENT (Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation) funded by ERASMUS+
  • BENEFIT (Business models for enhancing funding and enabling Finance of infrastructure in transport) funded by Horizon 2020


Fellow in Higher Education Academy



  • Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change
  • Centre for Sustainable Development


Champika has been involved in more than 20 international conferences/workshops as a member of the organising committee including:

7th International Conference on Building Resilience - Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction and management
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

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

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External Activities

Associate Editor, Built Environment and Project Asset Management Journal (BEPAM)
More than 30 PhD External Examinations at:

  • University of Salford
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Liverpool John Moores
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Brighton
  • Coventry University
  • Northumbria University
  • Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA), Malaysia
  • University Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, etc.