Prabhasri Herath is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, affiliated with both the Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) at the Australian National University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). With a strong background in research, Prabhasri contributes to cutting-edge projects at the forefront of Nature-based Solutions (NbS), extreme urban heat and regional floods. Her research contribution encompasses the integration of NbS, Urban Green Infrastructure for sustainable development practices, to create sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities to mitigate the impacts of extreme heatwaves. Her current research work is focused on assessing the effectiveness of nature-based solutions (NbS) for flood mitigation in large Australian catchments, aligned with significant projects of ANU & CSIRO, under the expertise of Associate Professor Roslyn Prinsely (ANU), Associate Professor Barry Croke (ANU), Dr Jai Vaze (CSIRO) and Dr Carmel Pollino (CSIRO).
Prabhasri is a PhD scholar at Fenner School of Environment and Society at Australian National University. Before this position, she has worked as a Project Officer and a Research Officer at ANU, a Research Assistant and Academic instructor at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Prabhasri holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Green Technology and owns significant publication records from her work.