Dr Prabhasri Herath Mudiyanselage

PhD in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU Institute of Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation 4101
  • Ecological Applications 4102
  • Environmental Management 410404

Research interests

Climate change adaptation, Climate change mitigation, Nature-based Solution, Urban Heat Island, Extreme urban heat, Heatwaves, Floods, Natural flood mitigation



Prabhasri Herath is a Postdoctoral Fellow, affiliated with both the Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) at the Australian National University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). With a strong background in research, Prabhasri contributes to cutting-edge projects at the forefront of Nature-based Solutions (NbS), extreme urban heat and regional floods. Her research contribution encompasses the integration of NbS, Urban Green Infrastructure for sustainable development practices, to create sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities to mitigate the impacts of extreme heatwaves. Her current research work is focused on assessing the effectiveness of NbS for flood mitigation in large Australian catchments, aligned with significant projects of ANU & CSIRO, under the expertise of Associate Professor Roslyn Prinsley (ANU), Associate Professor Barry Croke (ANU), Dr Jai Vaze (CSIRO) and Dr Carmel Pollino (CSIRO).

Prabhasri earned her PhD from the Fenner School of Environment and Society, College of Science at ANU. Before assuming this position, she worked as a Project Officer and a Research Officer at ANU, a Research Assistant and Academic Instructor at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Prabhasri holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Green Technology and has a significant publication record from her work.


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