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Mayuri Wijayasundara

Honorary Fellow, Deakin University

Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara is an expert in strategy and management, specializing in measurement of alternative products, practices and business models aligned with circular economy and strategising to increase their competitiveness in markets.
She obtained her PhD from the University of Melbourne, and is a chartered management accountant of CIMA, UK and a full member of CPA Australia.

Mayuri entered academia in 2012, following a successful career in business for nearly a decade in Australia and internationally.
She was leading a research group on enablers of a circular economy as a tenured academic till end of 2021.
She was the Deakin lead investigator and a chief investigator of the ARC funded Industrial Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Transformation of Waste Resources in to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS).

Mayuri is currently research-active with hands on supervision of PhDs and investigation in funded projects.

Experience

  • 2022–present
    Honorary Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2022–present
    Director, Anvarta
  • 2018–2022
    Lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2016–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2012–2016
    Doctoral candidate, University of Melbourne
  • 2010–2012
    Head - Customer Relationship Managment, Holcim Lanka Ltd.
  • 2008–2010
    Business Development Manager, Geocycle
  • 2010–2010
    Coach - Customer Service Excellence, Holcim Lanka Ltd.
  • 2004–2008
    Marketing and Communications Manager, Geocycle

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Melbourne, Australia, PhD
  • 2011 
    Certified Practising Accountants, Australia, Certified Practising Accountant
  • 2008 
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom, Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • 2004 
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, BSc Engineering (Hons)

Publications

  • 2018
    Integrated assessment of the use of recycled concrete aggregate replacing natural aggregate in structural concrete, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 2018
    Net incremental indirect external benefit of manufacturing recycled aggregate concrete, Waste Management
  • 2017
    Comparative assessment of the benefits associated with the absorption of CO2 with the use of RCA in structural concrete, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 2017
    Comparative assessment of embodied energy of recycled aggregate concrete, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 2017
    Methodology for the integrated assessment on the use of recycled concrete aggregate replacing natural aggregate in structural concrete, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 2016
    Financial assessment of manufacturing recycled aggregate concrete in ready-mix concrete plants, Resources Conservation and Recycling

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Transformation of Waste Resources into Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS)
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2020
    Innovations Connections - Carbon Footprint Analysis and Improvements for Packaging Products
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Innovation Connections

Professional Memberships

  • CPA
  • CGMA

Research Areas

  • Decision Making (170202)
  • Logistics And Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Economics (14)