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Evelina Akimova

Evelina Akimova

Assistant Professor // Sociology

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Dr. Evelina Akimova’s main research areas are health inequalities, chronotype, and wellbeing, where she uses methods from computational social science and statistical genetics. Her current research focuses on the use of molecular genetics, survey, and accelerometer data to understand the complex interplay between chronotype and labor market decisions, trajectories, and experiences. 

Dr. Akimova is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Biosocial Research at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow at Nuffield College. She received her PhD in Sociology at the University of Oxford in 2021 where she investigated the joined role of biological and socio-demographic determinants of depressive symptoms. Since June 2021, she is working on a project funded by the ERC Advanced Grant CHRONO led by Professor Melinda Mills. Dr. Akimova will begin her on-campus residency as an Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024.