Together with a multidisciplinary team of researchers as well as practitioners from heritage organisations across the world, Karina led various activities within two major EC-funded European projects: the EPOCH network of Excellence (2004-2008) and the 3D-COFORM Integrating project (2009-2012), both led by the University of Brighton.
These projects had the overarching aim to advance the computational technologies available to heritage practitioners to document tangible heritage and improve access. Some of the developments included visualisation technologies, such as virtual reality for people to experience historical reconstructions of Brighton.
Inspired by the many challenges across the heritage sector, Karina went on to lead EPSRC-funded research on visual analytics that deals with the ongoing challenges created by the rise of big data and the increasing generation of visual digital content, including images and 3D content. The research also investigates the creative re-use of heritage-related visual content by using 3D technologies, including 3D printing.