Global Disaster Resilience Centre
Dilanthi Amaratunga is Professor of Disaster Management at the School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, UK where she leads the University’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre , responsible for supporting research on disaster management portfolios. Her research interests include post disaster reconstruction including conflict mitigation, gender and projection; Capability and Capacity building in managing disasters; Socio-economic measures for conflict-affected re-construction and women in construction.
An interdisciplinary background in Quantity Surveying, Facilities and Business Continuity Management, Education and Training, Gender and Disasters and Disaster Mitigation and Reconstruction provides her the opportunities to work across a broader disaster management research agenda including developing partnerships of international research teams, government, NGOs and communities. She is the Co-Editor of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, the only journal to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment.