Professor Champika Liyanage

Prof. Champika Liyanage

Professor in Facilities Management

School of Engineering

Harris Building, HB242

+44 (0) 1772 89 3221

Subject Areas: Construction and Surveying

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

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Champika is currently working as a Professor in Facilities Management in the School of Engineering. She is also the Co-director of the Centre for Energy, Sustainable Development and Resilience at UCLan. 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 Architecture and Built Environment.

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


Durosaiye, Isaiah Oluremi, Hadjri, Karim and Liyanage, Champika Lasanthi (2019) A critique of post‑occupancy evaluation in the UK. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 34 (1). pp. 345-352. ISSN 1566-4910

Randil, Chameera, Jayasiri, Gimhan, Perera, Chamal, Siriwardana, Chandana, Liyanage, Champika Lasanthi , Hettiarachchi, S S L and Haigh, Richard (2018) Need of strong university-industry partnerships: a case study in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Disaster Management (ICDM 2018), 229.

Gerges, Michael , Penn, Sholto, Moore, David, Boothman, James Christopher and Liyanage, Champika Lasanthi (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, 36 (3). pp. 234-253.

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

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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
  • Co-Director – Centre for Energy, Sustainable Development and Resilience

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.

Major External Projects

  • Horizon 2020 CO-FUND on Energy Trading Models
  • BRITAE (Building Resilience in Tropical Agro-Eco Systems) funded by ERASMUS+
  • University-Industry Partnerships for Disaster Resilience funded internally by HEIF (Higher Education Innovation 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


  • Scientific Committee Member: 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, 12th to 14th Dec 2019, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Scientific Committee Member and Panel Member: 9th International Conference on Building Resilience-ICBR 09, 13th to 15th Jan 2019, Bali, Indonesia
  • Scientific Committee Member: International Symposium on Tsunami and Multi Hazard Risks, Early Warning and Community Awareness in supporting the implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, 19th – 20th March 2020, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Scientific Committee Member and Panel Chair: Advancing Skills Creation for Enhancing Transformation (ASCENT) Final Conference 2019, 14th to 18th Jan 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Scientific Committee Member: 9th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, 13th to 15th Dec 2018, Kandy, Sri Lanka