Evgeniya Plotnikova’s research interests lie in the areas of health workforce policy, global health governance and public policy tools. She obtained her doctorate in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD focused on the international recruitment of nurses in the UK in the early 2000s. She explored the role of government-to-government agreements on the cross-border movement of health workers, negotiated between the UK and a number of source countries within and beyond Europe. Since completing her doctoral studies, she has worked as a research fellow in the Global Public Health Unit (GPHU) at the University of Edinburgh.
Evgeniya is currently working on the project examining the role of international institutions (including the WHO and the World Bank) in shaping policies around migration of health professionals.