Olga’s research focuses on processes and dynamics of innovation in (bio)medicine. Her recent study has examined social embeddedness of drug research and development in Russia. Olga has background in Psychology from Saint-Petersburg State University and Global Health from Maastricht University. In 2012 she was an associate researcher in the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, and from the end of 2012 she has been working at the department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University, and teaching in the Global Health masters programme. She joined the PAST-Centre in 2014 and is working currently on the project examining construction of knowledge, evidence and credibility in Russian cardiovascular medicine.
Research interests: Sociology of biomedicine and public health, Biomedical knowledge production, Science and technology studies, Innovation studies, Bioethics.
Publications In English:
Zvonareva O., Engel N., Martsevich S., de Wert G., Horstman K. (2015) International clinical trials, cardiovascular disease and treatment options in the Russian Federation: Research and treatment in practice. Social Science and Medicine. 128, 255-262.
Zvonareva O., Engel N. (2014) Payments in clinical research: Views And Experiences Of Participants In South Africa. In Making Global Health Care Innovation Work: Standardization and Localization. Palgrave Macmillan (chapter)
Zvonareva O., Akrong L. (2014) Developing clinical research relationships: Views from within. Developing World Bioethics. DOI: 10.1111/dewb.12070.
Zvonareva O, Engel N, Dhai A, Berghmans R, Ross E, Krumeich A. (2013) Engaging diverse social and cultural worlds: Perspectives on benefits in international clinical research from South African communities. Developing World Bioethics. 15 (1),8–17. Published online on May 31, 2013.