Head of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA); and Professor of Public Health and Health Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe.
Professor Gerry 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 he was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (2002-2014). His research focuses on the political economy of health, welfare and labour in Russia and Eurasia; particularly health behaviours and outcomes, social exclusion, inequality and public health policy and reform. He was appointed as Head of OSGA in September 2021, having served as Director of Russian and East European Studies for 3 years, from 2018. Professor Gerry also leads for OSGA on the Oxford Belarus Observatory and the REES Georgian Programme and is co-Director of OSGA’s new flagship MPhil in Global and Area Studies programme.
Currently Professor Gerry is working on two COVID-19 / economy projects relating to Belarus and to Central Asia and is also examining the effect of economic sanctions on health 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.