Liliya Martynova

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General description

Currently, I am working as a researcher in the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare, 2018–2025) and as a project researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Additionally, I am a member of the Research Group on Care Policy (CARPO).

In October 2017, I completed my Master's in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). During my studies at WU, I won a NEURUS program grant that allowed me to research the senior home care industry in the U.S. as a visiting scholar at Arizona State University in 2017. My Master's thesis research was on the driving factors of business expansion through franchising for the U.S.-based senior home care companies,

I investigated aging and women empowerment issues in India at the end of 2017 – the first half of 2018. I participated in several conferences at Indian Universities and colleges and visited Old Age homes and integrated houses in different regions of India. These visits and communication with different NGOs and locals enhanced my understanding of aging issues and brought me some ideas that benefit disadvantaged children and single seniors.

I have more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance as a business appraiser in Moscow, Russia, and my first Master's degree is in Finance. My previous corporate background allowed me to apply my skills in project management, financial and statistical modeling, intercultural competence, and understanding of regional cultural specifics in research.

Areas of interests

Conceptualization of ageing, Russian social policy on ageing, activities in the interests of seniors in Russian regions, intergenerational interaction, intergenerational knowledge transfer, gender issues of ageing, and well-being in older ages.

Teaching and assistance

Family, Care and Social Policy, Online Course, 2020

YKPA470 Family, Care & Social Policy, 2021 and 2022

Finnish History, Culture and Society: an Introduction, 2023


Martynova, L. (2022). The Moscow Longevity project: possibilities to improve senior well-being and paths for further research, International Journal of Care and Caring(published online ahead of print 2022). Retrieved Feb 27, 2023, from

Zenina L. (2021) The long-term care system in the Russian Federation.CRC 1342 Social Policy Country Briefs,

Zenina L. (2020) Active Ageing in the interpretation of the current governmental programmes, Collection of scientific works, pages 157-164 (in Russian), ISBN 978-5-9275-3646-7

Additional activities

Expert consultation for the Publication “Ageing in Russia: Evaluation of the well-being of the older generation based on open statistics, 2019" with the related reference,

Organization and moderation of the Online event (2021) dedicated to the 8th MarchthMarch and women's issues with representations of JyYK Jyväskylä, HeForShe Vienna, UN Women of Finland, Austria, and Kyrgyzstan

Organization and moderation FORTHEM Webinar Understanding Agenda 2030: Shaping a Fairer World with SDG 5 and SDG 8 (2021),

Organization, moderation, and presentation at the Online event (2021) UN Women Finland: end violence against women (with a discussion related to older women situation in Finland) with representatives of UN Women Finland, RIKU, Monika-Naiset, KSSHP

Certificate on Inclusive Interaction, September 2021

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