Dr Daria Ukhova
- Research Associate (Sociology)
- Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)
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.
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).
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
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
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).