Staff profile

Dr Chinthaka Jayananda Aluthgama-Baduge

Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Dr Chinthaka Aluthgama Baduge


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. I contribute to the business, enterprise and entrepreneurship education team of Derby Business School via teaching, research and other knowledge exchange activities.

I have experienced higher education in England, Scotland, Germany and Sri Lanka. My work experiences are in banking and finance and hospitality, travel and tourism.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach in the areas of business and enterprise/entrepreneurship. Examples of modules which I teach on include:

Research interests

My current key research interests are: 

My other research interest areas include: use of design thinking in different settings, knowledge exchange between business schools and businesses, change management and leadership.


Research qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

Recent conferences

Presented papers

Experience in industry

My work experience is in diverse sectors, including nine years in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry where I worked for few organisations, including global brands. I also worked for nearly two years in banking and finance. I started my career in higher education in 2013.

International experience

I have experienced higher education in England, Scotland, Sri Lanka and Germany whilst living and working there. I used my PhD research project as an opportunity to work closely with a world-class network of enterprise and entrepreneurship educators, researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world. I also work with a global network of design thinkers.

Recent publications