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Evelina Akimova

Postdoctoral researcher

Evelina is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Biosocial Science on Professor Mills' ERC Advanced Grant CHRONO research project: Chronotype, health and family – the role of biology, socio- and natural environment and their interaction.


Her PhD supervised by Professor Mills and David Brazel combined social science and molecular genetics and addressed the importance of worklessness and demographic cohort differences in relation to mental health. And her thesis examined changing genetic penetrance of depression among demographic groups in the UK, along with the importance of job loss on psychological well-being. 



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Gene-environment dependencies lead to collider bias in models with polygenic scores

Evelina T. Akimova, Richard Breen, David M. Brazel, Melinda C. Mills

Scientific Reports

3 May 2021

Health and inequality: the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

Jennifer B. Dowd, Xuejie Ding, Evelina T. Akimova and Melinda C. Mills FBA

The British Academy

23 March 2021

Face masks & coverings for the general public: Behavioural knowledge, effectiveness of cloth coverings & public messaging

Mills, M.C., Rahal, C., & Akimova, E.

Report for the Royal Society and the British Academy

25 June 2020

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