Natalya's research addressed how and why narratives of innovation are mobilised from a sensemaking perspective in the built environment. This being an important element that is critiqued widely in industry.
"Innovation in construction is subject to multiple interpretations which makes this topic interesting and likely to be popular over the years."
As well as support from a range of diverse and recognised academics at Reading, Natalya regularly connected with industry to substantiate her research.
"I attended construction industry events on innovation, including those delivered by Constructing Excellence, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Building, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
"I also participated in international conferences such as the Process Symposium and Nordic Infrastructure Conference, where I benefited from the support of industry leaders."
The output of Natalya's research has provided value for insightful understanding of innovative narratives and how this is applied in day-to-day work, while further establishing collaboration with industry partners.