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Dr Gayani Karunasena

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Construction Management(Construction Technology)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Salford, 2013
Master of Philosophy, University of Moratuwa, 2006
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, 2002

Contact

Biography

Dr. Gayani Karunasena completed her B.Sc (Honours) degree in Quantity Surveying and MPhil degree in Construction Information Technology at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2001 and 2006, respectively, and read for her PhD in Construction and Property Management at the University of Salford, UK graduating in 2013. Her PhD thesis was on “Capacity Building for Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste for Post Disaster Waste Management”.
Prior to joining Deakin University, Dr. Gayani was a senior lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. During this period Gayani was a member of various university committees such as Faculty Board, Research Committee, Curriculum and Evaluation Committee etc.
Gayani is a Member of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), Australia and Associate Member of Institute of Quantity Surveying, Sri Lanka.

 

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Research interests

Waste Management, Industrial Symbiosis, Sustainable Construction, Value Management

Teaching interests

Building Measurement, Construction Procurement, Contract Administration and Quantity Surveying Practices

Awards

  • Merit Award for Scientific Publication awarded by the National Research Council (NRC), Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Highly Commended Award for paper titled “Post-disaster construction & demolition waste management: the case of COWAM project in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka”, at the 6th International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC) held in 2012,  at University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, awarded by Emerald Group Publishing Lid.
  • President’s Award for Scientific Publication awarded by the National Research Council (NRC), Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Best Paper Award for paper titled “Study on factors affecting post disaster housing reconstruction” at International Conference in Building Education And Research (BEAR) held in 2008, in Sri Lanka
  • Scholarship to pursue a PhD awarded by EURASIA Project of the European Commission in 2006.
  • Outstanding Research Performances for years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 awarded by the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
     

Projects

  • Member of international research project aimed at developing design vitalise community aspirations for rural buildings in Ampara, collaboration with University of Moratuwa and Deakin University of Australia (2017) - Internal grant of AUD $ 8K
  • Leader of international research project aimed at developing framework engaging with rural communities using Integral Design Theory to sustain the culture of building, Anganwadi Ajjarkad in India (2018) - Internal grant of AUD $ 9K
  • Leader of international research project aimed at identifying effective labour management towards productivity gain through developing relationship between local and foreign workforce in Sri Lanka, collaboration with University of Moratuwa (2019) - Internal grant of AUD $3.5K
     

Publications

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2022

Overcoming inequality through an integral and participatory design approach for sustainable development in rural communities

G Karunasena, R Tucker, S Ang

(2022), Reduced Inequalities, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter
2020

Unveiling the conceptual development of industrial symbiosis: bibliometric analysis

Harshini Mallawaarachchi, Yasangika Sandanayake, Gayani Karunasena, Chunlu Liu

(2020), Vol. 258, pp. 1-10, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2019

Carbon emissions of hotels: The case of the Sri Lankan hotel industry

L Udara Willhelm Abeydeera, G Karunasena

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 1-14, Buildings, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Optimising the industrial symbiosis (is): the proposed redevelopment

H Mallawaarachchi, Y Sandanayake, G Karunasena, C Liu

(2019), pp. 464-472, Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1

conference
2018

Review on Sustainable Building Design and Construction in the Rural Context: The Case of Building Ampara, Sri Lanka

R Palliyaguru, R Palliyaguru, G Karunasena, G Karunasena, S Ang, S Ang

(2018), pp. 493-507, Sustainable Development Research in the Asia-Pacific Region, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Intercultural Dialogue Through Design (iDiDe) as a Platform for Built Environment Education for Sustainability in Rural Developing Contexts: Building Ampara, Sri Lanka

S Ang, G Karunasena, R Palliyaguru

(2018), pp. 203-220, Sustainable Development Research in the Asia-Pacific Region, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Preliminary framework to manage tenant satisfaction in facilities management service encounters

G Karunasena, D Vijerathne, H Muthumala

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 171-194, Facilities, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Framework for sustainable construction practices in Sri Lanka

K Attapyhthu, G Karunasena

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 51-63, Built environment project and asset management, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Mitigation of challenges in sustaining green certification in Sri Lankan hotel sector

N Bandara, D Dissanayake, Gayani Karunasena, N Madusanka

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 515-527, Built environment project and asset management, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Reflection on the theory and practice of integral sustainable design in rural context: a literature review

Susan Ang, G Karunasena, Lalith De Silva, Sachi Gunatilake

(2018), pp. 439-448, CIOB 2018 : Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations: Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1

conference

Health and safety (H&S) challenges confronted by foreign workers in the Malaysian construction industry: a background study

Rafidha Ismail, Roshani Palliyaguru, G Karunasena, Norfaridatul Othman

(2018), pp. 277-287, WCS 2018 : Built asset sustainability: rethinking design, construction and operations : Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1

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Deficiencies in health and safety (H&S) training and education courses provided for foreign workers in the Malaysian construction industry: a desk study

Rafidah Ismail, Roshani Palliyaguru, Gayani Karunasena, Dona Udawatta, Norfaridatul Othman

(2018), pp. 35-40, Proceedings of the 3rd Research Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Industrial Sustenance, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, E1

conference
2017

A decision-making formula for value engineering applications in the Sri Lankan construction industry

G Karunasena, K Rajagalgoda Gamage

(2017), Vol. 22, pp. 77-91, Journal of financial management of property and construction, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Challenges in maintaining the green certification in Sri Lankan hotel sector

N Bandara, D Dissanayake, G Karunasena, N Madusanka

(2017), pp. 106-113, Proceedings of the 6th Word Construction Symposium on What's New and What's Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1

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Constrains in integrating facilities manager in the project development process in construction industry

L Abeydeera, G Karunasena, M Hussain

(2017), pp. 141-147, Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium on What's New and What's Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1

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2016

Mobile phone waste management in developing countries: a case of Sri Lanka

V Thavalingam, G Karunasena

(2016), Vol. 109, pp. 34-43, Resources, conservation and recycling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Capacity building for post disaster construction and demolition waste management: a case of Sri Lanka

G Karunasena, D Amaratunga

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 137-153, Disaster prevention and management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Integrating sustainability concepts and value planning for sustainable construction

G Karunasena, R Rathnayake, D Senarathne

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 125-138, Built environment project and asset management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Review of strategies to improve workplace safety through ethical climates

R Rathnayake, Gayani Karunasena

(2016), pp. 389-398, Greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship : Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1-1

conference

Approaches to foster green building constructions in Sri Lanka

R Thalpage, Gayani Karunasena

(2016), pp. 70-78, Greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship : Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1-1

conference
2015

Capacity gaps in post disaster management: case study in Sri Lanka

G Karunasena, D Amaratunga

(2015), pp. 403-415, Recovery from Indian Ocean tsunami: a ten-year journey, Tokyo, Japan, B1-1

book chapter

Capacity gaps in post disaster construction & demolition waste management

G Karunasena, D Amaratunga

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 446-466, Engineering, construction and architectural management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Employability skills for graduate quantity surveyors

G Karunasena, M Niroshan, T Perera

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 1-26, Journal of quantity surveying and construction business, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, C1-1

journal article
2013

Construction safety assessment framework for developing countries: a case study of Sri Lanka

K Priyadarshani, G Karunasena, S Jayasuriya

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 33-51, Journal of construction in developing countries, Pinang, Malaysia, C1-1

journal article
2012

Post disaster construction & demolition waste management: a Sri Lanka case study

G Karunasena, D Amaratunga, R Haigh

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 457-468, International journal of civil engineering and management, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Electronic and electrical waste management in Sri Lanka: suggestions for national policy enhancements

H Mallawarachchi, G Karunasena

(2012), Vol. 68, pp. 44-53, Resources, conservation and recycling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Post-disaster C&D waste management: the case of COWAM project in Sri Lanka

G Karunasena, R Rameezdeen, D Amaratunga

(2012), Vol. 1, pp. 60-71, ICBEDC 2012 : Fragmented futures: the built environment in a volatile world : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Built Environment in Developing Countries, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1-1

conference
2011

Sustainable post-disaster waste management: construction and demolition debris

G Karunasena

(2011), pp. 251-267, Post-disaster reconstruction of the built environment: rebuilding for resilience, Chichester, Eng., B1-1

book chapter
2009

Post disaster waste management strategies in developing countries: case of Sri Lanka

G Karunasena, D Amaratunga, R Haigh, I Lill

(2009), Vol. 13, pp. 171-190, International journal of strategic property management, Vilnius, Lithuania, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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