It is usual to present academic research as a finished product but this website allows us to provide our readers with additional background on the process in the form of a backstory/"making of" for each chapter.

 We interviewed each author posing the five questions below. If you have any additional questions or comments for the authors feel free to use the comments section. As comments are moderated, it may take a little while for your question to get through but we do guarantee a response.

1. What first got you interested in engineering practice?

2. Why did you begin researching the topic of your chapter? Was it chance/grand plan/ colleague's recommendation ...?

3. What challenges did you encounter when working on this chapter?

4. What aspect of preparing your chapter gives you the most satisfaction now?

5. What advice would you give to someone beginning to get interested in engineering practice(s) research?