Ms Yulia Anopa
- Research Assistant (Dental School)
Glasgow Dental Hospital & School, COH, Level 8, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JZ
I joined the Community Oral Health team at the University of Glasgow Dental School in August 2010 as a research assistant. My work is centred on the evaluation of Childsmile, a Scotland-wide programme designed to improve the oral health of children and reduce inequalities both in dental health and access to dental services.
Since October 2013 I have been undertaking a part-time PhD research project: ‘Economics of caries prevention in pre-school children’. My project involves an economic evaluation of a Childsmile-based randomised controlled trial (Protecting Teeth @ 3) and a systematic literature review of economic evaluations of caries prevention interventions in pre-schoolers. I hope to complete it in spring 2020. My PhD supervisors are Prof Emma McIntosh at the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment and Prof Lorna Macpherson at the Community Oral Health unit.
In my previous role at Brunel University London, while doing my MPhil, I was working on a research project on air quality in primary schools and child health (SchoolAir, 2009-2010).
Prior to this, I was employed in various private sector roles in Russia, including a health, environment and safety specialist.
- MPhil (SchoolAir project - air pollution and children health), Institute for the Environment, Brunel University London, 2012;
- MSc in Environmental Protection and Management with Distinction, University of Edinburgh, 2008;
- BSc and MSc in Ecology and Environmental Management, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, 2003.
- Dental public health;
- Health economics;
- Economic evaluation (of randomised controlled trials);
- Public health;
- Environmental health;
- Environmental economics.
I have been a monitoring lead for Childsmile a Scotland-wide preventive child oral health programme since 2010. I am responsible for production of yearly programme monitoring reports at the national level. I have been playing a strategic role of developing new types of monitoring data to be collected and presented, following continuous development of Childsmile.
I have been a Childsmile economic evaluation lead since 2013, providing a link between the Community Oral Health unit at the Dental School and the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment unit (University of Glasgow). I was a main researcher in a nursery toothbrushing programme cost analysis project and later I was involved in a two and a half year segment of a nursery-based randomised controlled trial (RCT), specifically in working on the economic evaluation of this RCT.
In my previous role at Brunel University London, I was working in SchollAir research project on an air quality and child health. As a part of my MPhil I developed exposure and health outcomes databases and performed subsequent analysis of the accumulated data. I developed a heath- and environment-related questionnaire for parents of primary school children and conducted fieldwork, including air quality measurements in schools and questionnaire surveys, over a course of a year.