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Researcher: Abeysiriwardhane, HSA (Dr Apsara Abeysiriwardhane)

Fields of Research

Marine engineering
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Interaction and experience design
Maritime transportation and freight services
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Engineering practice
Higher education
Naval architecture

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in engineering
Water safety
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Water transport
Expanding knowledge in education
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Coastal sea freight transport
Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An action research and scaffolding based approach for maritime design education: a contribution towards shaping ships for people; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
Developing a methodology to investigate the correlation between seafarer students' perception of authenticity in assessment and their achievement; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
Does excluding students from co-creation of rubrics affect their academic achievement in the associated authentic assessment task?; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
Future ship designers and context of use; setting the stage for human centred design; Marine Design 2015
Human centered design knowledge for maritime designers: enough preaching, time to practice
Human factors for ship design; exploring the bottom rung; International Journal of Marine Design
Human-centred design knowledge into maritime engineering education; theoretical framework; Australasian Journal of Engineering Education
Incorporate good practice into ship design process: future ship designers meet end users; Ergoship 2016: Shaping Shipping for People
Investigate and stimulate future maritime designers' context of use knowledge: a workshop approach; International Journal of Marine Design
Learning and learning-to-learn by doing: An experiential learning approach for integrating human factors into maritime design education; Maritime Technology and Research
Power management optimisation of a battery/fuel cell hybrid electric ferry; 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2021)
The influence of information technology on the implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code: A shift from paper-based to paperless ships; Maritime Technology and Research
The psychology of ship architecture and design; Maritime psychology: research in organizational & health behavior at sea

Research Projects

Aquaculture Vessel Requirement scoping study; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)

Research Candidate Supervision