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 at 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 within banking and finance, 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 supervision (Masters, PhD/DBA)

Research interests

My current 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

Conference papers/presentations 

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