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About the speaker
Professor Christopher Mark Davis became a Professorial Research Fellow at OIPA in October 2016. His most recent article on ageing (2016) is entitled The Changing Capabilities of Cohorts of the Elderly in Russia During 1990-2020: Measurement Using a Quantitative Index (now under review by a journal). This examined the life experiences and characteristics at the age of 60 of the Russia births cohorts of 1930, 1935, 1940, 1950 and 1960. His initial new research for OIPA will make use of a similar quantitative methodology to carry out an international comparison of the changing capabilities of cohorts of the elderly during 1990-2010 in seven countries that have experienced major wars and economic crises since 1930: China, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK and USA. Professor Davis has been an academic at Oxford University for 25 years and has held the post of Reader in Command and Transition Economies in the Department of Economics and School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (Russian and East European Studies). Since 2013 he has been involved in two health-related research projects (also covering ageing topics) in Russia in the following positions: Head of the Research Laboratory on the Economics of Health and Health Reform at the Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow and International Research Fellow in the Centre of Health Economics, Management and Policy (CHEMP) at the Higher School of Economics St. Petersburg.
Sara previously worked in Switzerland (University of Lausanne and The Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences - FORS) and in Canada (University of Lethbridge), where she investigated the association between life events, health and wellbeing of adults with life course perspective.
Sara’s current research interests extend to the areas of wellbeing, gender, inequality and longitudinal analysis, and cover a range of topics such as health, work career, family forms and family formation.