Dr. Bingu IngirigeProf. Bingunath Ingirige

Welcome to the academic website of Prof. Bingu Ingirige. 

Prof. Ingirige is the Chair in Project Management and Resilience at the Global Disaster Resilience Centre; School of Art Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield.

Prior to joining University of Huddersfield, Dr. Ingirige was a Senior Lecturer at the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK and a member of the Research Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR) at the University of Salford.

Prof. Ingirige’s  main research interests are in the area of flood adaptation and community resilience against flooding and other weather extremes.  He has been the co-investigator of the EPSRC funded Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) project, where he led a work package on SME adaptation and coping measures against extreme weather events. As part of the CREW project, his research team conducted surveys, interviews and case studies with small businesses in London (in association with the members of the Federation of Small Businesses) on measures of property level protection and business continuity.  He was also the principal investigator for the RICS Education trust funded “Developing Flood Expert Knowledge in Chartered Surveyors” (DEFENCES), where he focused on the small market township of Cockermouth in Cumbria in their recovery after the 2009 catastrophic flood event.

Prof. Ingirige lectures in the area of construction and project Management at both Undergraduate and postgraduate levels at School of the Built Environment (SOBE), University of Salford. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK. He is also a member of the Salford Strategic Flood Forum. He is an active researcher and has published in the areas of knowledge management, project collaboration, Intranets / extranets, SME capacity building, knowledge transfer, post disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation, community development, disaster management, resilience and adaptive capacities of SMEs.

Prof. Ingirige currently supervises several PhD students in the above areas of research and he serves in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE) and a regular reviewer of the Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Construction Innovation, International journal of disaster resilience in the built environment and the ITCON journal. 

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