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Duminda Rajasinghe

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management


Duminda is a Senior Lecturer in HRM, and OB and he specialises in leadership development, coaching and learning and development. He teachers human resource management at both postgraduate and undergraduate level and act as an academic mentor. Duminda co-teaches and leads few different modules across levels within the HRM and OB subject group. He is a member of Centre for people, work and organisational practice research group.

Career overview

Prior to Nottingham Business school, he has worked for Northampton, York and Salford Business schools in the UK. Duminda has lead modules that are delivered internationally (Europe, Asia and Middle East) both with flying faculty arrangements and distance learning modes. He has actively engaged with programme, module development, quality assurance, validation and taught, both undergraduate and postgraduate level modules including a DBA module. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a HR professional in three different multinational organisations

He holds a PhD (leadership coaching) from Leeds Business school and a master’s degree in leadership and management from York Business School and his first degree is in Computing and Information Systems from London Metropolitan University. He also holds a professional qualification in HRM (PQHRM). Duminda is a Fellow of Advanced HE (FHEA)

Research areas

He is an author and a researcher in coaching, leadership development, entrepreneurship learning and learning with expertise in Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. He has presented his work internationally and conducted sessions in Europe, Middle East and Asia. Duminda is passionate about supporting organisations and individuals to be more socially responsible.

External activity

Duminda is an external examiner at University of Central Lancashire MBA programme and a member of research development committee of the University Forum of Human Resource Development (UFHRD), UK.

Sponsors and collaborators

Duminda currently work with an international team of coaches and academics. The team includes Prof. Bob Garvey, Prof, David Clutterbuck, Dr. Stephen Burt, Wendy-Ann Smith, Dr.Alexandra Barosa-Pereira, and Zoltán Csigás. The project aims to develop a deeper understanding coach development/maturity from the perspective of experienced coaches. It adapts IPA (interpretative phenomenological analysis) as its research methodology.

Duminda also collaborates with Prof. Nihar Amoncar, Institute of Management Technology (India), Dr. Chinthaka Aluthgama-Baduge, University of Derby

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