Dr Chathuranganee Jayakody is a tutor at School of Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University. She is also working as senior tutor in Planning and Environmental Management at the School of Environment Education and Development (SEED), University of Manchester. Her role includes teaching in the area of Urban planning, Neighbourhood Planning, infrastructure planning and supervising master’s Dissertations in Planning, Urban Design, and Urban Regeneration. Before joining the Manchester Metropolitan University, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Huddersfield and a research member of the Global Disaster Resilience Centre. She has worked in the Planning Control and Building control department at Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.

She completed her PhD in ‘Architecture and the Built Environment’ at the University of Huddersfield and she did her master’s degree in Urban Design at the University of Salford. Her current research interest is in the areas of Nature-inspired planning and design solutions, built environment perspective of displacement, Planning and designing Sustainable Shared Spaces and Public Open Spaces, Urban planning and urban designing interventions for disaster resilience.