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Dr Emmanuel Silva

Head of Research Co-ordination Fashion Business School
London College of Fashion
Researcher Research
Agampodige  Silva


Dr. Emmanuel Sirimal Silva is the recipient of a BSc (Hons) Economics and Actuarial Science, and MSc Risk Management from the University of Southampton, UK, and a PhD in Statistics from the Bournemouth University, UK. He currently serves as a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at the Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion, UAL.

Prior to his appointment at UAL, Emmanuel served as a Part Time Lecturer in Statistics and Econometrics at the Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University (BU). In addition, he has also worked as a Research Assistant for BU, an Economic Research Analyst for an Investment Bank (Asia Capital PLC, Sri Lanka) and a Finance Trainee for an Insurance firm (Janashakthi Insurance, Sri Lanka).

Emmanuel has diverse research interests which include the application and development of time series analysis and forecasting techniques, with particular focus on a signal extraction and filtering technique known as Singular Spectrum Analysis. Emmanuel’s research has been published in several highly ranked journals and he has presented his work at many conferences. At present he collaborates with a variety of universities on different research projects and is keen on extending his forecasting research into the fashion industry.

Research Outputs




Current research students

  • James Clark, An examination of the resilience of fashion retail business model design in a period of changing consumer value expectation (Joint supervisor)
  • Lauren Junestrand Leal, “Extending the life of fashion through circularity: an exploration into consumer behaviour towards clothing utilisation and consequent strategic opportunities for fashion brands.” (Joint supervisor)
  • Bruce Sinclair, “The Super Bowl of Fashion”: Understanding the Relationship Between Culture and Commerce in the Rise of the Met Gala. (Joint supervisor)