Research Leadership and Experience.

Professional Experience - Research & Academia

June 2018 – Jan 2022
Deakin University

Feb 2017 – May 2018
Post-doctoral Research Fellow (ARC linkage)
The University of Melbourne

Feb 2016 – Feb 2017
Research Fellow
The University of Melbourne

Mar 2012 – Oct 2015
Doctoral Candidate
The University of Melbourne

Research Leadership

Lead Investigator of Deakin University and Chief Investigator (2020-2021) : Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for the Transformation of Waste Resources into Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS)

Partner Investigator (2022 – To date): TREMS

Lead and Chief Investigator: Innovations Connections Scheme funded project with CMTP Pty Ltd and Geelong Manufacturing Council. Environmental footprint and inputs for improving environmental performance- 2020/2021

Research and Expert Profiles

Consulting & Advisory


Opportunities for a circular economy post COVID-19

Millions of face masks are being thrown away during COVID-19. Here’s how to choose the best one for the planet, The Conversation

“How do you play well when you are losing?”, Medium

Erasing babies’ environmental footprint ahead of their first steps, Medium

“Tackling Contamination in bins – Would knowing more help?” Inside Waste (Page 28-29)

Industrial ecology pays, Excellence in Leadership – CIMA Global (Page 32-36)

Chemical Leasing – A Performance-Based Business Model Towards A Circular Economy, Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine

Creating value through sustainability, Daily Financial Times

Methodology for the integrated assessment on the use of recycled concrete aggregate replacing natural aggregate in structural concrete

Financial assessment of manufacturing recycled aggregate concrete in ready-mix concrete plants

Comparative assessment of embodied energy of recycled aggregate concrete

Comparative assessment of the benefits associated with the absorption of CO2 with the use of RCA in structural concrete

Net incremental indirect external benefit of manufacturing recycled aggregate concrete

Integrated assessment of the use of recycled concrete aggregate replacing natural aggregate in structural concrete

Uncovering corporate disclosure for a circular economy: An analysis of sustainability and integrated reporting by Sri Lankan companies

Relating building space to performance outcomes – A methodology to explore the relationship

Phosphorus circular economy of disposable baby nappy waste: Quantification, assessment of recycling technologies and plan for sustainability

International Conference on Resource Sustainability: The use of recycled aggregate concrete

49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association

Mayuri Wijayasundara, Robert Crawford, Priyan Mendis
A framework for the integrated cost-benefit analysis of the use of recycled aggregate concrete in structural applications.

A chapter on Recycled Concrete: Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Women’s Global Leadership Summit – 2021

Hosted by: CIMA APAC

“Circular Economy – the role of management accounts and how to get prepared.”

Workshop : SustainCore – 2021

Hosted by: University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

“Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Green Procurement.”

Webinar : Green Building Council of Sri Lanka – 2021

Hosted by: Green Building Council of Sri Lanka

“Policy decision making in the construction industry – Evaluating alternatives towards a circular economy.”

Online CIMA APAC Webinar – 2021

Hosted by: CIMA APAC

“Circular economy, how it affects business and how it can influence managerial decision making.”

Online International Conference & Exhibition: India Construction week – 2020

Hosted by: Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) India, and Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (IndSTT).

“Strategies for the construction industry post-COVID-19.”

Virtual Conference: Circular Economy Symposium – 2020

Hosted by: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

“Opportunities for designing waste and pollution, increase in total value ration and designing distribution models to get product value back.”

Webinar: Resource Circulation and Industrial Ecology – 2020

Hosted by: Lanka Responsible Care Council in association with INSEE Ecocycle Lanka Pty Ltd.

“Global best practice case studies on implementing principles of a circular economy”

WasteQ Conference – Towoomba

“Understanding buyer needs and their behaviour in purchasing secondary products from recovered resources.”

Waste Expo – 2019

Hosted by: Waste360

“Understanding Buyer Behaviour to Encourage Purchase of Waste-Derived Products.”

Development of Regional Recycling Action Plan (RRAP) – Barwon South West – Waste and Resource Recovery Group

Stakeholder consultation representing Deakin University