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Dr Mohan Siriwardena

Dr Mohan Siriwardena


Mohan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Built Environment. He possesses over 14 years of teaching and research experience.

He graduated from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, with a BSc. Honours in Quantity Surveying. He also holds a PhD and a post-graduate teaching qualification from the University of Salford, UK.

Mohan has held academic positions at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, University of Salford, Salford & Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes related to Surveying, Construction Project Management and Energy Sectors. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Mohan has functioned as a co-investigator in European Commission funded research projects and also in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. As part of his research projects, he has closely collaborated with major UK companies such as BAA, Balfour Beatty, Highways Agency, and Manchester City Council. He has published over 50 research publications in international refeed journals and in conferences. Mohan’s built environment related research interests include process improvement, lifelong learning, disaster management, ICT applications including Building Information Modelling (BIM), and through-life management. He has served as an organiser for serval international conferences held in the UK and overseas, also functions as a reviewer of international journals and conference papers.


Sinhala; Sinhalese


University of Salford, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, BSc (Honours)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2016 - present


Conference publication

Manewa RMAS, Muza T, Siriwardena ML, Ross AD. 2017. Through life risk management in mega projects 2017 6th CIB World Construction Symposium

Manewa RMAS, Blake T, Siriwardena M, Ross A, Marsh D. 2016. Implementation of Building Information Modelling within Construction SMEs

Manewa RMAS, Siriwardena M, Ross A. 2015. Barriers to the implementation of concurrent engineering practices within the UK construction industry CIB 4th World Construction Symposium

Manewa A, Siriwardena M, Ross A. 2014. Responding to the built environment challenges – Design for adaptation

Siriwardena M, Manewa RMAS, Kulatunga U, Marsh D. 2014. Role of Multi-Disciplinary Project studies in promoting sustainability within the built environment degree programmes: A comparative analysis

Manewa RMAS, Pasquire C, Gibb A, Ross A, Siriwardena M. 2013. Adaptable Buildings: Striving towards a sustainable future

Herzon L, Shenhar A, Siriwardena M. 2013. Project Complexity: open questions, conceptual approaches and possible analyses, International Postgraduate Research Conference - Salford 2013

Siriwardena ML. 2012. Reforming Higher Education to contribute to lifelong learning in the construction industry (Abstract only) Research Symposium of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans (APSL) in the UK.,

Siriwardena ML, Kagioglou M. 2005. An integrative review of organisational learning research in construction Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings,

Siriwardena ML, Kagioglou M. 2005. Knowledge sharing in the context of process improvement initiatives: Opportunities and challenges for construction organisations Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings,

Journal article

Manewa A, Siriwardena M, Ross A, Madanayake U. 2016. Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6 :139-158 >DOI

Koskela L, Rooke J, Siriwardena M. 2016. Evaluation of the Promotion of Through-Life Management in Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Sustainability, 8 >DOI

Thayaparan M, Siriwardena M, Malalgoda CI, Amaratunga D, Lill I, Kaklauskas A. 2015. Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher education Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 24 :338-354 >DOI

Siriwardena M, Malalgoda C, Thayaparan M, Amaratunga D, Keraminiyage K. 2013. Disaster resilient built environment: role of lifelong learning and the implications for higher education International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 17 >DOI

Witt E, Lill I, Malalgoda C, Siriwardena M, Thayaparan M, Amaratunga D, Kaklauskas A. 2013. Towards a framework for closer university-industry collaboration in educating built environment professionals International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 17 :114-132 >DOI

Rooke J, Molloy EM, Sinclair M, Koskela L, Siriwardena M, Kagioglou M, Siemieniuch C. 2008. Models and Metaphors: Complexity Theory and Through-Life Architectural, Engineering and Design, 4 :47-57

Jeong KS, Kagioglou M, Haigh R, Amaratunga D, Siriwardena ML. 2006. Embedding good practice sharing within process improvement Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 13 :62-81 >DOI