Lecturer in Organization Studies, University of Huddersfield

Dinuka Herath is a lecturer in Organisation Science at the Business School since September 2016. He is a member of the European Academy of Management (EURAM). Prior to his position at The University of Huddersfield, he completed a fully funded PhD in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Bournemouth University (BU), UK and currently awaiting his award. He received a fully funded studentship for his PhD and was the youngest PhD student at BU. At BU he was also a P/T lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. Apart from his academic positions, he was also the president of the Doctoral Student Society, the Chairman of the BU Institute of Directors and a P/T officer at the BU Students Union. He holds MSc with distinction in Information Systems from the University Of East Anglia (UK) and a BSc with honours In Business Information Technology from Staffordshire University (UK). He is also a certified orator and holds a Competent Communicator certificate from Toastmasters International. Prior to his academic career, he has worked in Industry, notably as a marketing manager at a multinational information technology company VoiceTec Systems Limited.

Dinuka’s research focus is on Organisational behaviour and Human resource management. He primarily uses quantitative research methods including statistical methods, big data analysis techniques and computer simulations. Dinuka is interested in studying organisational structure and processes. Dinuka systematically studies the effects structural and procedural changes have on an organisation’s employees. His research in the past three years focused on minimally organised (disorganised) organisational structures and processes with an emphasis on how the change of one or both these constructs affected individuals and teams within organizations. Dinuka’s research has implications for both academics and practitioners on how efficiency can be increased using disorganisation. He is currently looking at developing a validated measurement scale for measuring disorganisation.

Dinuka also conducts methodological research focusing on computer simulations using agent-based modelling (ABM) techniques and how ABM can be used in management research. Currently, he is looking at how ABM can be applied to study an array of management theories (i.e. leadership, talent management, etc.)

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Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Organization Studies , University of Huddersfield
  • 2014–2016
    Part Time Lecturer , Bournemouth University

Education

  • 2016 
    Bournemouth University , PhD
  • 2012 
    University of East Anglia , MSc
  • 2010 
    Staffordshire University, BSc(Hons)

Publications

  • 2017
    Team Problem Solving and Motivation under Disorganization–An agent-based modeling approach., Team Performance Management
  • 2016
    The effects of disorganization on goals and problem solving, Springer

Professional Memberships

  • European Academy of Management
  • Toastmasters International