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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

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Champika is currently working as a Reader in Facilities Management in the School of Engineering in UCLan. I am also 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 also has a role as the MSc Dissertation Coordinator within CCE in order to support, guide and manage the MSc students in Project Management, Construction Project Management and Building Conservation and Adaptation, throughout their dissertation.

Champika is the Chair of the Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team (SAT) set up for the School of Engineering, and the School of Physical Sciences and Computing, thus, she leads the Athena Swan Bronze submission for these two Schools. 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 Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, EU COST and PF7.



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


Oyebanji, A. and Liyanage, C. (2017) Chapter 9 - Infrastructure provision through public-private partnerships: the experience of Nigeria. In Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. (Eds), Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne. pp. 198 – 219. ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7312-3 (Hardback)

Gerges, M. Penn, S., Moore, D., Boothman, C. and Liyanage, C. (2018) Multi-storey residential buildings and occupant’s behaviour during fire evacuation in the UK: Factors relevant to the development of evacuation strategies, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Accepted for Publication, DOI: 10.1108/IJBPA-08-2017-0033

Liyanage, C., Thakore, R., Amaratunga, D., Mustapha, A. and Haigh, R., (2018). The Barriers to Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience in Higher Education Institutions in Asia. Procedia Engineering, 212, pp.1225-1232.

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Research Groups

Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change

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

  • CABARET (Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience Education) funded by ERASMU+
  • 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

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Research Degree Tutor
  • Module Coordinator and Tutor for MSc Dissertations in Project Management, Construction Project Management and Building Conservation and Adaptation courses.


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.