Melanie moved to Edinburgh in 2011 to start her undergraduate degree in Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University. She graduated with First Class Honours in the summer of 2015 with two industry placements, a proactive role in supporting women in STEM as an Equate Champion, a scholarship, and two awards under her belt. Melanie started her PhD in late 2015, exploring the role of micro-level barriers to an effective macro-level diffusion of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK. She is a winner of the University’s 3-Minute Thesis competition and the Principal’s Research Excellence Award 2018. Melanie is also currently involved with the Scottish BIM Delivery Group’s Academia panel and the UK BIM Alliance as a project member on their upskilling stream. In addition to these roles, she has completed a contract as an industry-focused research assistant for a BIM competency framework feasibility study on behalf of the Scottish Futures Trust. Melanie is an active member of multiple University-based committees and serves as a BIM content consultant and occasional lecturer for multidisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate modules.