Dr. Shanaka Herath visits DEMV, USJ as a Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Shanaka Herath visits DEMV, USJ as a Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Shanaka Herath is an award-winning researcher and a Senior Lecturer at School of Built Environment, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney, Australia made his first visit to the Department of Estate Management and Valuation as a Visiting Research Fellow from 2nd of August to 5th August 2022. Dr. Shanaka accounts for 15+ years’ experience in the academia under different disciplines including Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Analysis and Development, Housing markets development and management and many more. 

Dr. Shanaka was warmly welcomed by the Head and the Academic Staff of the Department and also by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. P. D. Nimal on first day of his visit. On his first day he conducted a Teaching Seminar to share knowledge and experience on Teaching and Learning Practices with the department academic staff. 

Further, during his visit he had many interactive, insightful discussions and meetings with ICREMV Chair and Co-Secretaries and with Director of Centre for Real Estate Studies (CRES) regarding future Research Collaborations.

On the following days he conducted another knowledge and experience sharing session on “Professional Development as an Early Career Academics and Researchers for Junior Academic Staff Members” where staff members across the whole Management faculty actively took part in. Dr. Shanaka also shared his expertise with undergraduates of the department on “Academic Ethics and How to Avoid Plagiarism” via zoom platform. 

Dr. Shanaka also made a visit to Urban Development Authority (UDA) to discuss about collaboration on research and urban and regional planning projects. During his last day of his visit, the department staff arranged a farewell lunch and appreciated his contribution to enhance research and academic capacity of the department.  The Department extended the warm wishes for his future endeavors and agreed to work together closely for the benefit of academic and research areas in the future.