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Covid19, health systems and older adults in the UK and Russia

About the Speaker

Professor Christopher Mark Davis, Professorial Research Fellow

Chris has been a Professorial Research Fellow at Oxford Institute of Population Ageing  since 2016 and an academic at Oxford University for 30 years, until 2017 as the specialist in command and transition economies jointly in Economics and Area Studies. Since 2013 he has held part-time academic research positions in Moscow at the Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration and the Higher School of Economics. He has carried out research on demography, health, social policy, and ageing related to the USSR/Russia and East Europe throughout his career. His presentation will be based on three recent publications:


Davis, C.M. (2018) The Changing Capabilities of Cohorts of the Elderly in Russia during 1990–2020: Measurement using a Quantitative Index. Population Ageing, 11, 153–208.. Open Access at:

Davis, C.M. (2020, September). Priorities, shortages, and rationing in the UK and Russia National Health Services during 2000–2019: Initial conditions for responses to Covid-19. Post-Communist Economies, 32(8), 969–1010. Free Access at:

Davis, C.M. (2021, April) Readiness and resilience of the health systems of the UK and Russia during Covid-19 epidemics in 2020-2021: impacts of priorities, shortages and rationing. Post-Communist Economies, 33(1), 1-63. Free Access at:


This session will be conducted via Zoom:

This event is part of a seminar series:

Hilary 2022 Seminar Series - Social Care: challenge, change and renewal for older people

Convenors: Prof Francis Davis & Prof Chris Davis  

Event Details

20 January 2022 14:00 - 15:00


Online with Zoom