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Dr. Nethmin Pilanawithana is currently a lecturer in Building and Construction Management at the School of Design and Built Environment at the University of Canberra (UC). She holds membership in the Australian Institute of Building (MAIB). Before her tenure at UC, Nethmin pursued her doctoral studies at Western Sydney University, where she successfully completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering. Prior to her doctoral studies, she served as a lecturer at the Department of Building Economics at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.

Research interests

  • Construction Safety
  • Resilience Engineering
  • Digital Transformation in Construction
  • Sustainability

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Western Sydney University


Award Date: 29 Mar 2023

Bachelor, University of Moratuwa


Award Date: 2 Feb 2016

External positions

Member, Australian Institute of Building

Feb 2023 → …


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