Head of OSGA ; Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Political Economy and Head of Georgian Studies programme
I joined the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) in 2017 following a 3-year period as Professor in Health Economics at HSE University in St. Petersburg. Prior to that I was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (2002-2014). My research focuses on the political economy of health, welfare and labour in Russia and Eurasia; particularly health behaviours and outcomes, social exclusion and public health policy and reform.
Currently Professor Gerry is working on two COVID-19 projects relating to Russia and is the lead international scientist in a large 3-year (2020-2022) Russian project, coordinated by HSE St Petersburg, examining Health Inequalities and well-being in Russia.
Professor Gerry is keen to supervise doctoral students working in any field related to public health, health economics, inequality, the political economy of transition/Eastern Europe, comparative economics and political economy or specific areas of Russian economic reform.