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Dr Natalya Sergeeva
252A
London
WC1E 7HB
Tel: 02031083351 (int. 53351)
Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Role
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor
Biography

Natalya is an academic and consultant in the project management field. Her background and education is in construction management and economics. She holds a PhD degree in the subject of making sense of innovation in the built environment. Natalya has industrial experience in managing different scale construction and infrastructure projects. She is actively engaging with industry professionals: owners and operators (Heathrow, Highways England, Anglian Water, Thames Water) and suppliers (Costain, Skanska, Mace, CH2M, Galliford Try) and megaprojects (Crossrail, Thames Tideway Tunnel, High Speed 2) and professional institutions (MPA, APM, ICE, CIOB, RICS, BRE); and regularly speaks at industrial, corporate and academic events. The main methodological approaches Natalya uses in her research are narrative interviews, semi-structures interviews, field notes and participant observations. Natalya's research interests include the ways managers and leaders construct and articulate their narratives and stories. Her work is published in International Journal of Project Management, Project Management Journal, Construction Economics and Management,Industrial Marketing Management Journal, International Journal of Innovation Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, Creativity and Innovation Management Journal, Construction Innovation, Engineering Project Organisation Journal. 

Research Summary

Natalya's research is focused on project management in understanding the ways managers and leaders construct and communicate their narratives and stories (e.g. visioning project narratives, narratives about value, narrative about project identity, narratives of innovation, narratives of environmental sustainability) and their implications for meaning making, identity work policy making and strategising. Natalya has applied organisational theories including sensemaking, social identity, narrative and storytelling in understanding the ways construction innovations are managed and led at the levels of industry, firm, project, team and individual. She has contributed to building new theoretical and methodological understanding of different aspects of the management and leadership of projects and innovation. Natalya introduced narrative interview research method into the construction project management discipline. Natalya regularly publishes articles in peer-reviewed journals (International Journal of Project Management, Project Management Journal, Construction Economics and Management,Industrial Marketing Management Journal, International Journal of Innovation Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, Creativity and Innovation Management Journal, Construction Innovation), books (published by Routledge, Oxford University Press) and book chapters. She actively participates in the international and national conferences. Natalya has a sustained track-record of income generation for cross-disciplinary research projects including grants awarded from ESRC, EPSRC, APM, PMI, UCL Global Engagement Fund. 

Natalya has been awarded CIOB International Innovation & Research (I&R) Awards 2016 in the Research Paper category for the paper Sergeeva, N. (2016). What makes an 'innovation champion?' European Journal of Innovation Management, 19(1), 72-89. She has also been awarded the ‘Rod Howes’ Commemorative Award for Innovation for the paper Sergeeva, N. (2013). Making sense of innovation in the UK construction sector, ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management) 29thAnnual Conference, Reading, UK, 2-4 September 2013. 

 

Teaching Summary
Natalya is lecturing project management and innovation management at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels. She is actively adopting and promoting research-led teaching. Natalya holds a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy; and Associateship in teaching English to speakers of other languages. She is a visiting academic at Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester University and School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading. 

Appointments
01-JUL-2018 Associate Professor in Project Management The Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management University College London, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2014 – 30-JUN-2018 Lecturer in the Management of Projects Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management University College London, United Kingdom
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