Dr. Jenni Barrett is Director of coLAB, a training, coaching, and research consultancy, specialising in professional and leadership skills in the construction industry. Jenni’s recent research has explored the behavioural and social aspects of teamworking in digital environments, as well as investigation into the barriers to recruitment and retention of women in the built environment sector. This underpins coLABs training, coaching, and organisational research programmes, which have been delivered across the sector. Recently, Jenni presented research findings on construction project team communication in digital environments to the World Building Congress in Hong Kong, and has contributed to a Parliamentary Briefing Paper on the recruitment and retention of women in construction. Jenni is also Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, where she is currently developing a programme to enable women to return to work after long periods of employment inactivity in the North West engineering sector.