My initial background is in environmental protection and environmental health. I have got three Master’s degrees between these two fields from universities in Russia: MSc in 2003 from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, and the UK: MSc in 2008 from the University of Edinburgh and MPhil in 2012 from Brunel University London.
Since 2010 I’ve been working as a quantitative researcher for Childsmile, a Scotland-wide child oral health improvement programme, via being employed by the University of Glasgow. Since 2013 I’ve been doing a part-time PhD entitled ‘Economics of primary caries prevention in pre-school children’, a joined project between the HEHTA and the Dental School at the University of Glasgow. My interests and areas of expertise include air pollution and child health, public health, economic evaluation of public health interventions and systematic literature review.