Portrait of Dr Nuwan Dias Dr Nuwan Dias

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Biography

Nuwan is a Post-Doctoral Researcher attached to the Global Disaster Resilience Centre, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield. Nuwan is currently working on a Horizon 2020 project called ESPREssO (Enhancing Synergies for disaster Prevention in the European Union) which aims at contributing to a new strategic vision to approach natural risk reduction and climate change adaptation, thereby opening new frontiers for research and policy making. He finished his PhD in January 2016 and the thesis was titled as ‘Development of a Community Embedded Sustainable Urban Design Process Framework for Neighbourhood Context, Uk’.

While doing his PhD, Nuwan actively engaged in several EU funded projects as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield which addressed disaster resilience and management issues in post disaster reconstruction and disaster resilience education.  He completed his MSc. in Urban Design at the University of Salford, UK in 2011.

Prior to begin his MSc, He worked as a Project Coordinator at the Project Consultancy Unit, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka where he engaged in several urban development projects funded by various international institutions such as UNHABITAT. He obtained his first degree in 2009, from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in Town & Country Planning.