Associate and Honorary Staff

Associate members of CREES

Dr Adrian Campbell
Senior Lecturer (IDD)

Dr Dominique Moran 
Senior Lecturer in Human and Carceral Geography (GEES)

Dr John Round
Lecturer in Human Geography (GEES)

Dr Denis JB Shaw 
Honorary Reader in Russian Geography (GEES)

Dr Andrew Sutton
Lecturer in Health Economics (MDS)

Jelena Williams-Pozdnjakova
Russian Language Tutor (School of Languages, Cultures, Music and Art History)

Dr Jeremy Morris
Lecturer in Russian (School of Languages, Cultures, Music and Art History)

Dr Arfon Rees
Reader in Soviet and Russian History (School of History)

Dr Natalia Rulyova
Lecturer in Russian (School of Languages, Cultures, Music and Art History)

Tanya Lipatova
Russian Language Tutor (School of Languages, Cultures, Music and Art History)

Dr Jonathan Oldfield
School of Geography, Earth and Enviornmental Sciences

Graham Timmins
School of Government and Society

Honorary members of CREES

Mr David Adshead

Professor Gregory Andrusz

Emeritus Professor at Middlesex University Honorary Research Fellow, CREES
Email: gandrusz@blueyonder.co.uk (g.andrusz@mdx.ac.uk)

He is a member of Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), where he participates in the Russia-Asia programme. I have a continuing interest in the development of co-operatives, social enterprises and mutuals in the post-Soviet space. In 2011 I was invited to be the Commentator of the Opening Plenary session, Russia 2010. Successes, failures and perspectives, at the 6th Europe Russia Forum organized by The Institute for Eastern Studies Warsaw), held Warsaw. I had to defer until this year an invitation to give a cycle of lectures as a Visiting Professor at the National Univeristy of Kazakhstan in Almaty.

Dr Edwin T Bacon

Dr John Barber

Honorary Research Fellow
Fellow and Lay Dean of King’s College, Cambridge

Current research focuses on the USSR in World War II, and in particular on Leningrad during the siege.

Profile: www.kings.cam.ac.uk/research/fellows/john-barber.html

Mike Berry

Honorary Senior Research Fellow (formerly Lecturer in Russian Language for Social Scientists
Email:m.j.berry.rus@bham.ac.uk

While at CREES (1966-2005) contributed to the Centre's publications on Soviet science and technology, with particular reference to the Soviet machine tool industry. Editor and main author of Science and Technology in the USSR (1988), compiler of the USSR and former USSR sections of the World of Learning 1989-94. Revised and updated the Birmingham University Reading Course in Russian for Social Scientists (1996) and built up an electronic corpus of modern Russian materials. A draft frequency dictionary of newspaper materials was prepared and the results from this work were used to prepare a revised edition of the Continuation Course which follows on from the Basic Course.

Since retirement in 2005 a further revision of the Basic Course has been completed as part of a CEELBAS project and is now available on the CEELBAS website. A wide range of 1930’s Russian newspapers and other sources have been searched for relevant materials for  Professor R.W.Davies’ economic history project .  A selection of programmes from the CREES video collection have been converted to DVD.

Professor Mike Bradshaw

Sir Rodric Braithwaite

Honorary Professor
Is Chairman of the Moscow School of Political Studies and former UK Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1988-1992. He regularly speaks and writes on Russia and other matters. He has published three books on Russian affairs: ”Across the Moscow River” (2002), about the collapse of the Soviet Union; and “Moscow 1941: A City and its People at War” (2006), which has appeared in eighteen languages. His latest book “Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-1989” was published by Profile Books in March 2011 and is currently being translated into Russian, Polish, Ukrainian and Japanese. He is currently working on a book about Poland in 1960.

Professor Bob Davies

Dr Elena V Denezhkina

Dr N John Dunstan

Linda Edmonson

Email: l.h.edmondson@bham.ac.uk and linda.edmondson@phonecoop.coop

Author of Feminism in Russia, 1900-1917 (1984), editor of Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union (1992) and Gender in Russian History and Culture (2001), as well as co-editor of two anthologies and contributor to many publications on women's history in Russia and Europe. Award holder on two ESRC projects between 1991 and 1998, 'Women's' Emancipation and Theories of Sexual Difference in Russia, 1855-1917' and 'Gender and Citizenship in Russia, 1860-1920: Issues of Equality and Difference'. In addition to her extensive research on Russian women's history and gender relations, she has also studied issues of civil rights in Russia before 1917.

Her current research is on Russian musical life in the nineteenth century and she has published three articles on this theme, focusing on the travels of Hector Berlioz to Russia and the reception of his music there.

Professor Phil Hanson

Professor Mark Harrison

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Of the Department of Economics, University of Warwick. Currently working on the economic history of the Soviet Union, including the political economy of secrecy and security.

Profile: warwick.ac.uk/go/markharrison

Professor Malcolm Hill 

Professor Emeritus at Loughborough University Business School, continuing to pursue research on energy and environmental policies in Russia and the UK, and the development of Russian metals and engineering industries in the pre-Soviet and Soviet periods.

Malcolm Hill's homepage is on the Emeritus Professors' section of the Loughborough University Business School website.

Dr Paul Holtom

Honorary Research Fellow
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Email: holtom@sipri.org

Paul Holtom is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme and has been the Director of the programme since 2009. He received his MA and PhD in Russian and East European Studies from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham (awarded in 1998 and 2003 respectively).

He has been a research fellow at the Alfred Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald (Germany) and the Centre for Border Studies at the University of Glamorgan (UK). He has also been an ‘international expert’ for the Council of Europe’s transfrontier co-operation programme on the Kaliningrad oblast’ and lead researcher on SALW projects in Northeastern and Southeastern Europe for Saferworld.

His main areas of research relate to monitoring international conventional arms transfers, with a particular focus on Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, promoting greater transparency of international arms transfers and strengthening conventional arms transfer controls to prevent illicit trafficking. He has recently carried out research projects on the effectiveness of UN arms embargoes, reporting to the UN Register of Conventional Arms on international transfers of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and discussions towards an Arms Trade Treaty.

He has authored or co-authored numerous publications on the arms trade and peace and security, with a particular focus on Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and UN instruments.

Profile: www.sipri.org/about/bios/holtom

Professor Melanie Illic

Professor Silvana Malle

Professor D Mario Nuti

Professor Maureen Perrie

Professor Hilary A Pilkington

Mr Mike Pushkin

Dr Bettina Renz

Lecturer in International Security, School of Politics & IR, University of Nottingham
Email: bettina.renz@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: 0115 951 4056
Profile: nottingham.ac.uk/politics/staff/bettina.renz

Bettina Renz obtained her MA and MSc in Russian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She completed her PhD at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, where she also worked as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow from 2005-2006. She lectured at King's College London at the Royal Air Force College before being appointed as a lecturer at the University of Nottingham’s School of Politics & IR in 2007.

Dr Renz's main area of research is contemporary Russian security and defence policy. Specifically, she has researched civil-military relations, media-military relations, security sector reform, and the perception of security threats in contemporary Russia. Her book, Securitising Russia: The Domestic Politics of Putin (co-authored with Edwin Bacon and Julian Cooper) was published by Manchester University Press in 2006. Current research focuses on reforms of the security sector in contemporary Russia with a particular emphasis on institutions dealing with military operations other than war.

Publications include:

Dr Erica Richardson

Research Fellow
Tel:0207 927 2493.
Email:erica.richardson@lshtm.ac.uk

Since October 2005, Erica Richardson has been based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine while working at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.  Her work has focused on updating the Health in Transition (HiT) Profiles for countries of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia.  The HiT Profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of policy initiatives in progress or under development. HiTs examine different approaches to the organization, financing and delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in health systems; describe the institutional framework, process, content and implementation of health and health care policies; and highlight challenges and areas that require more in-depth analysis.  Her current research is focused on health system reform and health policy in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova the Russian Federation and Ukraine.   

After completing her PhD in CREES (1998-2002) entitled ‘Health promotion in the field of substance misuse in post-Soviet Russia’, Erica worked on the ESRC funded project “‘Everyday’ but not ‘normal’: drug use and youth cultural practice in Russia?” in CREES.  From September 2003-September 2005, Erica was a Research Fellow in the School of Health and Related Research (University of Sheffield).

Dr John N Westwood

Professor Steve G Wheatcroft

Dr Sarah Whitmore

Honorary Research Fellow
Tel: 01865 483747
Email: swhitmore@brookes.ac.uk

Sarah Whitmore is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University. She completed her MSocSc and PhD at CREES, later holding an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship here, 2002-3. At Brookes she teaches Russian politics, Soviet and post-war East European Politics, research methods and comparative politics. Her research is concerned with post-Soviet state-building, with specific interest in the cases of Ukraine and Russia and the relationship between formal institutions and informal politics. Recent work has considered the meanings of parliamentary oversight practices in Russia and Ukraine. Her latest project (with Dr Rico Isaacs) examines the role of ‘dominant’ parties in authoritarian reproduction in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Profile: www.social-sciences.brookes.ac.uk/staff/prof.asp?ID=221