Anastasia Emelyanova

Anastasia Emelyanova
University of Oulu · Thule Institute Research Centre

Doctor of Philosophy (Arctic Health)

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Introduction
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Thule Institute, University of Oulu / University of the Arctic, Finland. I also co-Lead the UArctic Thematic Network on Health and Well-being and performs various duties within the UArctic administration team. My research interests include demography and population changes across the Arctic region, northern health and well-being, One Health (human and wildlife), and policy in respective fields.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - December 2019
University of Oulu
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2016 - October 2017
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
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  • Researcher
September 2012 - December 2015
University of Oulu
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (38)
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Older people and their families were particularly affected during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but not much is known about the context of the Arctic regions of Russia. In this study, we identified the changes in family care before and during the pandemic using a questionnaire for the informal caregivers of older people. We investigated how and to...
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There are numerous definitions of the Arctic according to the One Health concept, which adopts a broad, holistic approach to the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment. The different definitions of the Arctic are used in different ways to examine health impacts. Using a variety of sources, there are from four to ten million people living i...
Technical Report
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Healthy ageing policy in Russia needs to consider gender, age, and territory. The Russian government has adopted various national policies and programs in the last decade in response to population ageing in the country. We analyzed the targets and actions of two ongoing healthy ageing policies, and how their effectiveness could be improved. We sugg...
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Background: A number of various policy strategies has been adopted in the last decade in response to population ageing in Russia. Governmental actions have yet to be evaluated in terms of their efficacy. By making a detailed overview of policy actions and relevant research, we are able to define successes and failures on the way to having a thrivin...
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Young adults in more developed countries can expect to celebrate their 85th, 90th and even their 100th birthdays. Although time horizons have a major influence on behavior and adult development, little is currently known about how young people feel about the prospect of living such long lives. We therefore explored young adults’ preferred life expe...
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The Arctic is a geographical space surrounding the North Pole. It encompasses dozens of sub-national entities north of eight Arctic countries: Russia, Canada, Denmark, the United States, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. It is 20 million square kilometers land coverage settled with only 10 million people (2015). In the desire to learn more abou...
Technical Report
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The number of older people is rising in all developed societies. Taking care of them is a tremendous challenge, especially in remote and rural areas. Our innovation is based on understanding the needs of older people living in remote communities of Northern Russia. The innovation is called "Foster family for lonely older persons" and suggests proac...
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The ageing population of the Arctic is changing demand for health and social care systems. In Russia, the growing number of older people risk social isolation, particularly in rural northern areas characterised by a remote location and out-migration of younger people and care professionals to larger cities, resulting in lower availability and quali...
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The article Temporal trends of contaminants in Arctic human populations, written by Khaled Abass, Anastasia Emelyanova and Arja Rautio, was originally published electronically on the publisher’s internet portal (currently SpringerLink) on 25 August 2018 without open access.
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The aim of this study is to identify the major characteristics of demographic ageing in the Canadian Arctic - Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories (NWT) - in the period 1950 to 2050. We measure ageing first conventionally, based on "chronological" age, as a point of comparison for results obtained applying new measures of ageing based on "pros...
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In the field of Arctic health, "resilience" is a term and concept used to describe capacity to recover from difficulties. While the term is widely used in Arctic policy contexts, there is debate at the community level on whether "resilience" is an appropriate term to describe the human dimensions of health and wellness in the Arctic. Further, resea...
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Climatic factors, especially temperature, precipitation, and humidity play an important role in disease transmission. As the Arctic changes at an unprecedented rate due to climate change, understanding how climatic factors and climate change affect infectious disease rates is important for minimizing human and economic costs. The purpose of this sy...
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“Population aging is one of the largest demographic megatrends affecting regional societies and economies, which can exert profound social consequences in this most desolate and least populated region in the world, such as the Arctic.”
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The first Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) report was published in 1998 and followed by three assessment reports of human health (AMAP 2003, 2009 and 2015). The focus area of the AMAP reports was to monitor levels of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and to assess the health effects connected with detected levels in Arctic c...
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Young adults in developed countries can expect to celebrate their 90th birthdays. To date, little is known about how young people feel about the prospect of living such long lives. We therefore explored young people’s preferred life expectancy (how long one wants to live) based on questionnaire data from N=715 university students in Austria, Norway...
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This paper contributes to our understanding of the demographic developments and the transition to older age structures in the sparsely populated Arctic region: in Iceland and in the two Danish autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.We compare the population ageing dynamics of the region with those of mainland Denmark for the 1980...
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This paper provides updates on the geographical patterns in well-being of the population of the Barents region by applying indicators used in demography, public health, and environmental studies. In particular, we analyze recent demographic trends with regard to gender, age, ethnicity, and over time (1990−2015), considering depopulation, aging age...
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Despite the greater strategic importance and increasing activities in the Arctic as well as the increased attention paid by national governments, few attempts have been made to understand the on-going demographic changes from a pan-Arctic perspective. In particular, population aging is a demographic megatrend affecting regional societies and the ec...
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At the end of the 20th century, the Russian Federation faced dramatically changed functioning conditions. The country’s role and place in key areas of international cooperation, including the world market of education, became an object to rethink. Since its entry into the “club” of democratic states, Russia has experienced an exponential increase i...
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The Arctic is fastly growing in importance as a real-time test area in which an “unprecedented combination of rapid and stressful changes involving both environmental forces and socioeconomic pressures associated with globalization” (AHDR 2004) as well as specific features such as a harsh physical environment, social circumstances, and cultural div...
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Objectives The aim of the study is to find out a specificity of population aging process within the young geo-political construction at the northern edge of Europe entitled Barents Euro-Arctic Region (BEAR). Particular attention is paid to health issues under the conditions of profound demographic transformation such as population aging in BEAR.Stu...
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The social safety of elderly people is discussed with respect to different aspects of the realization of social policy in the Barents Euro-Arctic region within the context of the Madrid Plan of Actions on Aging. A comparative analysis of demographic indicators showing the age structures of regions which are parts of the Barents Euro-Arctic region i...

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Projects (6)
Archived project
Author of chapter https://www.ulapland.fi/EN/Webpages/Advancing-Elderly-Peoples-Agency-and-Inclusion-in-the-Changing-Arctic-and-Nordic-Welfare-(AEPA-Wel)
Archived project
The One Health process advances a multidisciplinary approach to health risks and risk mitigation for humans, animals, plants and the environment. During the U.S. Chairmanship (2015-17) of the Arctic Council, the U.S. and Canada introduced a One Health project designed to strengthen regional knowledge sharing and coordination regarding a variety of Arctic One Health concerns, such as infectious and vector borne diseases, water and food safety, environmental contamination, and changes in animal species distribution. The project advances operational One Health networks in the Arctic region by promoting knowledge sharing, exercises, and collaborative investigations of One Health phenomena. In fall 2017, Finland joined the project as a co-lead. https://www.oulu.fi/medicine/node/193049
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Thematic Research within Health and social wellbeing http://www.northerndimension.info/ndi-think-tank