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Dr Kanchana Ginige

Senior Lecturer

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Before joining Northumbria in September 2015, Kanchana worked as a Research Assistant at University of Huddersfield and University of Salford, UK. She obtained her PhD from University of Salford and her doctoral research focused on investigating the ways of mainstreaming women into disaster risk reduction in the built environment. She earned a research studentship to commence her higher studies in University of Salford, UK after graduating from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a BSc Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying. Kanchana has published a number of research papers in refereed journals and international conferences. 

Kanchana Ginige

Campus Address

EBA 211
Ellison Building

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Disaster risk reduction and management in the built environment
  • Built Enviornment interventions in climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Digitalisation in the construction industry

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Building-back-better in post-disaster recovery: Lessons learnt from Cyclone Idai-induced floods in Zimbabwe, Dube, E., Wedawatta, G., Ginige, K. Oct 2021, In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
  • Delivery of Transport Infrastructure Assets: Decision-Making Model to Ensure Value for Money, Zhao, J., Liu, H., Sing, M., Jin, X., Ginige, K. 1 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Infrastructure Systems
  • Living-Transforming Disaster Relief Shelter: A Conceptual Approach for Sustainable Post-Disaster Housing, Ghanbarzadeh Ghomi, S., Wedawatta, G., Ginige, K., Ingirige, B. 22 Jun 2021, In: Built Environment Project and Asset Management
  • Developing maturity levels for flood resilience of businesses using built environment flood resilience capability areas, Adeniyi, O., Perera, S., Ginige, K., Feng, Y. 1 Nov 2019, In: Sustainable Cities and Society
  • Establishing Descriptions of Building Work in UK, Hussey, H., Thurairajah, N., Ginige, K., Goulding, J. 2 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 35th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2019, Leeds, UK., Leeds, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
  • Proceedings of ARCOM Doctoral Workshop on 'Industry 4.0 and Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment': ARCOM Doctoral Workshop in association with CIB W120 - Disasters and the Built Environment, Wedawatta, G., Thurairajah, N., Ginige, K. 30 Oct 2019
  • Built Environment Flood Resilience Capability Maturity Model, Adeniyi, O., Perera, S., Ginige, K. 2018, In: Procedia Engineering
  • Challenges in integrating disaster risk reduction into the built environment – The Vietnam context, Nguyen, V., Ginige, K., Greenwood, D. 2018, In: Procedia Engineering
  • Mapping built environment professionals' educational needs to international policy frameworks for disaster risk reduction: community stakeholder perspective, Perera, S., Adeniyi, O., Babatunde, S., Ginige, K. 27 Nov 2018, In: International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Mapping stakeholders associated with societal challenges: A Methodological Framework, Ginige, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. 22 Feb 2018, In: Procedia Engineering

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Publication Peer-review: FARU Journal (Journal) 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Geography Compass (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: International Journal of Procurement Management (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: Construction Management and Economics (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: Nature Communications (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: Disasters (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Journal) 2020
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: ARCOM Doctoral Workshop in Association with CIB Working Commission on Disasters and the Built Environment (W120) 2019
  • Publication Peer-review: Heliyon (Journal) 2019
  • Publication Peer-review: Journal of Cleaner Production (Journal) 2019

PGR Supervision

  • Sara Ghanbarzadeh Ghomi Living-TransForming Disaster Relief Shelter: An Approach Towards Effective Post-Disaster Housing Start Date: 06/08/2020
  • Vinh Nguyen Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into the Built Environment in Vietnam Start Date: 01/10/2016


  • Construction Managment PhD November 30 2014
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK FHEA

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