Dr Daria Ukhova

  • Research Associate (Sociology)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

I am an interdisciplinary feminist social scientist with interest in sociology of health and well-being. I am currently a Research Associate in Sociology leading policy workstream of the Lancet Public Health Commission on Gambling. I am also an Associate at the School of Health and Wellbeing’s Social Scientists in Health group.

Before joining UoG, I completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (2021). I also hold an M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy (health) from the University of Oxford (2010); an MA in Women's and Gender Studies from Central European University & Utrecht University (2009), and a BA (hons) in Psychology from St.Petersburg State University (2007). 

I have more than ten years of experience in applied social research. Prior to and in parallel with my Ph.D., I held in-house research and policy positions and provided research consultancy services at Oxfam, WHO, and European Institute for Gender Equality.

 

Research interests

I am a feminist social scientist with an interdisciplinary background in psychology, gender studies, health policy, and sociology. My main research interests lie at the intersection of these (inter-)disciplinary fields and currently focus on 1) how gender and class–as social structures–impact health and well-being; and 2) equitable health and social policy. I also have broad interests in sociology of gender and feminist research methodologies that I was lucky to have time to explore as part of my Ph.D. Being a Russian speaker and having spent significant parts of my academic and professional life in post-socialist countries, I have conducted multiple empirical studies in those contexts. However, my work has brought me all around the world – from Latin America to Western Pacific, and I also enjoy working on large-scale regional and global comparative policy research projects.

Projects I particularly enjoyed working on included:

  • Evidence review on gender inequities in health in Western Pacific region and development of gender mainstreaming resource   
  • Baseline assessment of health system reponses to violence against women in WHO European Region
  • Case study on how a community led national alliance of Indigenous women’s organisations has improved the delivery of healthcare for Indigenous women in Guatemala
  • Evidence review on women's health and well-being in Europe that has served as an evidence base for the Strategy of Women's Health and Wellbeing in WHO European Region
  • Providing policy advice and background research for Oxfam's global Even It Up campaign 
  • Assessment of gender responsiveness of the National Child and Adolescent Health and Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for the period 2008-2015

Having always maintained a strong interest in mental health and its structural determinants, in 2021, I joined UoG where I work as part of Gambling Research Glasgow team currently preparing Lancet Public Health Commission on Gambling (LPHCG). At LPHCG, I lead policy workstream looking at how countries around the world are integrating public health approaches into their policy responses to gambling-related harms. While in this post, I also co-authored a study on young women sports bettors in the UK (forthcoming in an edited collection).

 

For more details, check my Linkedin and my google scholar profiles.  

For Russian speakers out there, in these podcasts I discuss my feminist research work on gambling and beyond.  

 

Publications

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Number of items: 24.

2024

Ukhova, D. , Marionneau, V., Nikkinen, J. and Wardle, H. (2024) Public health approaches to gambling: a global review of legislative trends. Lancet Public Health, 9(1), e57-e67. (doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(23)00221-9) (PMID:37944544)

2023

Biggar, B. , Kesaite, V., Ukhova, D. and Wardle, H. (2023) Young women sports bettors in the United Kingdom: an overlooked demographic? In: McGee, D. and Bunn, C. (eds.) Gambling and Sports in a Global Age. Series: Research in the sociology of sport (18). Emerald: Leeds, pp. 145-167. ISBN 9781801173056 (doi: 10.1108/S1476-285420230000018010)

Ukhova, D. , Marionneau, V., Nikkinen, J. and Wardle, H. (2023) Embracing public health approaches to gambling? A review of global legislative and regulatory trends. 16th European Public Health Conference 2023 Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity, Dublin, Ireland, 08-11 Nov 2023. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.1644)

Ukhova, D. (2023) Back to ‘traditional’ family values? Trends in gender ideologies in Russia, 1994–2012. Europe-Asia Studies, 75(3), pp. 446-467. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2022.2107615)

2022

Ukhova, D. (2022) Doing gender with class: gender division of unpaid work in Russian middle-class dual earner heterosexual households. Journal of Family Issues, 43(12), pp. 3244-3270. (doi: 10.1177/0192513X211042846)

Ukhova, D. , Wardle, H. , Marionneau, V. and Nikkinen, J. (2022) Embracing Public Health Approaches to Gambling? A Review of Global Legislative and Regulatory Trends. LISBON ADDICTIONS European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lisbon, 23-25 November 2022.

Kesaite, V. and Ukhova, D. (2022) Exploring the Political, Economic and Commercial Determinants of Gambling Harms. Current Advances in Gambling Research, Cardiff, UK, 19-20 May 2022.

2021

Hinton, R. et al. (2021) Specific considerations for research on the effectiveness of multisectoral collaboration: methods and lessons from 12 country case studies. Globalization and Health, 17, 18. (doi: 10.1186/s12992-021-00664-w) (PMID:33522937) (PMCID:PMC7848879)

2020

Ukhova, D. (2020) Gender division of domestic labor in post-socialist Europe (1994–2012): test of class gradients hypothesis. Social Inclusion, 8(4), pp. 23-34. (doi: 10.17645/si.v8i4.2972)

2019

World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe, (2019) The health system response to violence against women in the WHO European Region: a baseline assessment. Other. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe.

Yordi Aguirre, I., Nihlen, A., Ward, N. and Ukhova, D. (2019) Health and Gender Equality: Policy Brief. Other. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe.

2018

Kuruvilla, S. et al. (2018) Business not as usual: how multisectoral collaboration can promote transformative change for health and sustainable development. British Medical Journal, 363, k4771. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4771) (PMID:30530519) (PMCID:PMC6282730)

Renner, I. et al. (2018) Improving psychosocial services for vulnerable families with young children: strengthening links between health and social services in Germany. British Medical Journal, 363, k4786. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4786) (PMID:30530840) (PMCID:PMC6282766)

Velásquez, C. N., del Rosario Garcia Meza, M., Ukhova, D. , Xinico, S., Palma, S. and Simpson, S. (2018) Making the health system work by and for Indigenous women in Guatemala: a community led multisectoral collaboration. British Medical Journal, 363, k4677. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4677) (PMID:30530627) (PMCID:PMC6284262)

2016

Rhodes, F., Burnley, J., Dolores, M., Kyriacou, J., Wilshaw, R., Ukhova, D. , Gibson, L. and Talpur, M. (2016) Underpaid and Undervalued: How inequality defines women's work in Asia. Discussion Paper. Oxfam International, Oxford.

Ukhova, D. (2016) Women’s Health and Well-being in Europe: Beyond the Mortality Advantage. Documentation. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

2015

Cavero, T., Hardoon, D., Olier, C., Ruiz, S. and Ukhova, D. (2015) A Europe for the Many, not the Few: Time to Reverse the Course of Inequality and Poverty in Europe. Discussion Paper. Oxfam International.

Ukhova, D. (2015) Gender inequality and inter-household economic inequality in emerging economies: exploring the relationship. Gender & Development, 23(2), pp. 241-259. (doi: 10.1080/13552074.2015.1055082)

2014

Holt, J., Newhouse, S. and Ukhova, D. (2014) Scholarships and the Healthcare Human Resources Crisis: A case study of Soviet and Russian Scholarships for Medical Students from Ghana. Documentation. Oxfam International.

Ukhova, D. (2014) After Equality: Inequality Trends and Policy Responses in Contemporary Russia. Discussion Paper. Oxfam International.

2013

Brezhneva, A. and Ukhova, D. (2013) Russia as a Humanitarian Aid Donor. Discussion Paper. Oxfam International.

2012

Ukhova, D. (2012) Poverty and Inequality in Contemporary Russia. Documentation. Oxfam International.

2011

Ukhova, D. and Yordi Aguirre, I. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Status on Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Eastern European and CIS Countries. The cases of Albania, Armenia and Azerbaijan. 4th European Public Health Conference Public Health and Welfare - Welfare Development and Health, Copenhagen, 9-12 Nov 2011. p. 212. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckr119)

Ukhova, D. (2011) Maternity Care Certificates as a Tool to Reduce Informal Payments for Publicly Funded Services: Russian and Armenian Experiences Compared. In: 9th Annual ESPAnet Conference Sustainability and transformation in European Social Policy, Valencia, 8-10 September 2011,

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Number of items: 24.

Articles

Ukhova, D. , Marionneau, V., Nikkinen, J. and Wardle, H. (2024) Public health approaches to gambling: a global review of legislative trends. Lancet Public Health, 9(1), e57-e67. (doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(23)00221-9) (PMID:37944544)

Ukhova, D. (2023) Back to ‘traditional’ family values? Trends in gender ideologies in Russia, 1994–2012. Europe-Asia Studies, 75(3), pp. 446-467. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2022.2107615)

Ukhova, D. (2022) Doing gender with class: gender division of unpaid work in Russian middle-class dual earner heterosexual households. Journal of Family Issues, 43(12), pp. 3244-3270. (doi: 10.1177/0192513X211042846)

Hinton, R. et al. (2021) Specific considerations for research on the effectiveness of multisectoral collaboration: methods and lessons from 12 country case studies. Globalization and Health, 17, 18. (doi: 10.1186/s12992-021-00664-w) (PMID:33522937) (PMCID:PMC7848879)

Ukhova, D. (2020) Gender division of domestic labor in post-socialist Europe (1994–2012): test of class gradients hypothesis. Social Inclusion, 8(4), pp. 23-34. (doi: 10.17645/si.v8i4.2972)

Kuruvilla, S. et al. (2018) Business not as usual: how multisectoral collaboration can promote transformative change for health and sustainable development. British Medical Journal, 363, k4771. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4771) (PMID:30530519) (PMCID:PMC6282730)

Renner, I. et al. (2018) Improving psychosocial services for vulnerable families with young children: strengthening links between health and social services in Germany. British Medical Journal, 363, k4786. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4786) (PMID:30530840) (PMCID:PMC6282766)

Velásquez, C. N., del Rosario Garcia Meza, M., Ukhova, D. , Xinico, S., Palma, S. and Simpson, S. (2018) Making the health system work by and for Indigenous women in Guatemala: a community led multisectoral collaboration. British Medical Journal, 363, k4677. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4677) (PMID:30530627) (PMCID:PMC6284262)

Ukhova, D. (2015) Gender inequality and inter-household economic inequality in emerging economies: exploring the relationship. Gender & Development, 23(2), pp. 241-259. (doi: 10.1080/13552074.2015.1055082)

Book Sections

Biggar, B. , Kesaite, V., Ukhova, D. and Wardle, H. (2023) Young women sports bettors in the United Kingdom: an overlooked demographic? In: McGee, D. and Bunn, C. (eds.) Gambling and Sports in a Global Age. Series: Research in the sociology of sport (18). Emerald: Leeds, pp. 145-167. ISBN 9781801173056 (doi: 10.1108/S1476-285420230000018010)

Research Reports or Papers

World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe, (2019) The health system response to violence against women in the WHO European Region: a baseline assessment. Other. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe.

Yordi Aguirre, I., Nihlen, A., Ward, N. and Ukhova, D. (2019) Health and Gender Equality: Policy Brief. Other. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe.

Rhodes, F., Burnley, J., Dolores, M., Kyriacou, J., Wilshaw, R., Ukhova, D. , Gibson, L. and Talpur, M. (2016) Underpaid and Undervalued: How inequality defines women's work in Asia. Discussion Paper. Oxfam International, Oxford.

Ukhova, D. (2016) Women’s Health and Well-being in Europe: Beyond the Mortality Advantage. Documentation. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

Cavero, T., Hardoon, D., Olier, C., Ruiz, S. and Ukhova, D. (2015) A Europe for the Many, not the Few: Time to Reverse the Course of Inequality and Poverty in Europe. Discussion Paper. Oxfam International.

Holt, J., Newhouse, S. and Ukhova, D. (2014) Scholarships and the Healthcare Human Resources Crisis: A case study of Soviet and Russian Scholarships for Medical Students from Ghana. Documentation. Oxfam International.

Ukhova, D. (2014) After Equality: Inequality Trends and Policy Responses in Contemporary Russia. Discussion Paper. Oxfam International.

Brezhneva, A. and Ukhova, D. (2013) Russia as a Humanitarian Aid Donor. Discussion Paper. Oxfam International.

Ukhova, D. (2012) Poverty and Inequality in Contemporary Russia. Documentation. Oxfam International.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ukhova, D. , Marionneau, V., Nikkinen, J. and Wardle, H. (2023) Embracing public health approaches to gambling? A review of global legislative and regulatory trends. 16th European Public Health Conference 2023 Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity, Dublin, Ireland, 08-11 Nov 2023. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckad160.1644)

Ukhova, D. , Wardle, H. , Marionneau, V. and Nikkinen, J. (2022) Embracing Public Health Approaches to Gambling? A Review of Global Legislative and Regulatory Trends. LISBON ADDICTIONS European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lisbon, 23-25 November 2022.

Kesaite, V. and Ukhova, D. (2022) Exploring the Political, Economic and Commercial Determinants of Gambling Harms. Current Advances in Gambling Research, Cardiff, UK, 19-20 May 2022.

Ukhova, D. and Yordi Aguirre, I. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Status on Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Eastern European and CIS Countries. The cases of Albania, Armenia and Azerbaijan. 4th European Public Health Conference Public Health and Welfare - Welfare Development and Health, Copenhagen, 9-12 Nov 2011. p. 212. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckr119)

Conference Proceedings

Ukhova, D. (2011) Maternity Care Certificates as a Tool to Reduce Informal Payments for Publicly Funded Services: Russian and Armenian Experiences Compared. In: 9th Annual ESPAnet Conference Sustainability and transformation in European Social Policy, Valencia, 8-10 September 2011,

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Grants

Research funding

2019: WHO: Development of products on gender mainstreaming for WHO Western Pacific Region (Co-PI)

2018: WHO: Evidence report and factsheet on the relation between SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment) (PI)

2018: WHO: Technical support to country teams working on the success factors case studies of multisectoral collaboration to improve maternal, newborn and child health in Germany and Guatemala (Co-PI)

2016: Oxfam: Briefing paper on women's work in Asia for WEF ASEAN 2016 (Co-PI)

2016: Oxfam: Case studies on tax system in Lagos, Nigeria and on health insurance system in Ghana for the Oxfam West Africa regional report on inequality (PI)

2015: WHO: Assessment of the implementation of the National Child and Adolescent Health Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for the period 2008-2015 from the gender and health equity perspective (PI)

2015: WHO: European Women’s Health Report (Co-PI)

2011-12: World Bank/University of Pennsylvania: Research on foreign-educated academic professionals in Russia



Scholarships

DAAD STIBET Dissertation Completion Scholarship, University of Bremen, Germany; 2020

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship (DAAD standards), Germany; 2017

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences Ph.D. Fellowship, Germany; 2015-2018

CEU Summer University Scholarship, Hungary; 2011

Hill Foundation Scholarship, UK; 2009-2010

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, European Commission; 2007-2009

 

Teaching

In 2016, jointly with Dr Anna Wolkenhauer, I designed and taught a course on Social Policy in International Development (BA) at the University of Bremen (Germany).