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Dr. Helan Gamage

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Dr. Helan Gamage

Senior Lecturer, Management & HR


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Entrepreneurship), University of Queensland
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc in Public Finance and Taxation), University of Colombo

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Dr. Helan Gamage has been an active academic in higher education, in particular learning, teaching, research, academic administration, and industry engagement in the field of management, HRM, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. She has worked for Australian, New Zealand and Sri Lankan universities and industry over last 25 years in various capacities such as Senior Lecturer, Head of Department, Director/Operations, programs and course Coordinator.

She has wider understanding and experience in development of programs and courses in the field of Management, quality assurance, policy development, strategic planning, staff management, and training staff for course and program development in distance education. Her entrepreneurship and management experience in academic and professional worlds brought her to engage with industry and community as trainer and consultant for government agencies and industry and business in particular in Sri Lanka. Helan has chaired several higher level committees and teams within Open University of Sri Lanka and also in professional organisations in Sri Lanka in new programs and curriculum development and professional training.

She has written and edited several books in the field of Management for the Open University of Sri Lanka. Helan is an interdisciplinary researcher and has successfully supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students for completion within a minimum duration.