Dr. Yakovleva joined the Winchester Business School in March 2011. She has a degree in Economics and PhD in Environmental Studies. She is an author of "Corporate social responsibility in the mining industries", Ashgate Publishing, 2005. Prior to joining the Winchester Business School, Natalia worked at the ESRC Research Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS), Cardiff University.
Natalia specialises in corporate social responsibility, sustainable production and consumption, and business and community relations. She has conducted research on social conflicts in the extractive sector in Argentina; interactions between large and small-scale miners in Ghana; community engagement and oil pipeline development in Russia; and sustainability of food supply chains in the UK.