Natalia has a PhD in Environmental Studies, Bachelor Degree in Economics and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. After completing her PhD in 2002, Natalia worked as a Research Associate at the BRASS Research Centre (Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society) at Cardiff University. Prior to Newcastle University, Natalia worked as a Senior Lecturer in International Business in Surrey Business School (University of Surrey, Guildford) and as a Reader/Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Development in Winchester Business School (University of Winchester). Member of the British Academy of Management and Academy of Management, as well as the Fellow of Higher Education Academy.
Natalia has published in international journals such as Journal of Business Ethics; Political Geography; Geoforum; International Journal of Production Research; Environment and Planning C. She is an author of a book on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industries, Ashgate Publishing, 2005. Natalia is a member of the editorial board of an Eslevier journal - The Extractive Industries and Society.
Natalia specializes in research on sustainable and responsible business. She developed expertise in the field of corporate social responsibility and corporate-community relations, especially in the extractive industries. Natalia has conducted research on management of social and environmental implications of small- and large-scale mining in Argentina, Ghana and Russia. Natalia's past research projects examined innovation and sustainability in food supply chains in the UK. Her recent project focused on leadership in UK SMEs transiting to sustainability practices.
Natalia contributes to the work of Resourcing Future Generations, an initiative of the International Union of Geological Sciences, that is concerned with adequate provision of mineral resources for future generations and governance of mineral resource development.