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Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko is an economic geographer, working on a range of issues relating to urban and regional economic development, and geographical political economy. Vlad was educated at the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, for his BA (1996) and MA in International Relations (1998), and at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, for his MA (1999) in International Relations and European Studies. He was then awarded an Open Society Foundation – Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship to read for a PhD in Political Economy at Darwin College, the University of Cambridge, completed in 2005. In 2003-2004, Vlad worked as an international policy fellow at the CEU Centre for Policy Studies in Budapest.
In February 2005, Dr Mykhnenko took up the post of Research Fellow at the Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, where he remained until October 2008, before moving to the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham. In January 2012, Vlad was appointed Lecturer in Human Geography (Urban Adaptation and Resilience) in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, where he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP, 2015). In 2014, Dr Mykhnenko briefly served as a visiting professor at Al-Farabi Qazaq National University in Almaty (Qazaqstan).
Vlad joined the University of Oxford in January 2017 as an associate professor of sustainable urban development at the Department for Continuing Education. He is currently the Department’s Director of Graduate Studies for Postgraduate Research Students (DGS-R). Dr Mykhnenko is also a research fellow in sustainable urban development at St. Peter’s College, Oxford.
In 2014, Vlad was awarded a fellowship (FHEA) of the UK Higher Education Academy. In 2015, he was awarded a fellowship (FeRSA) of the Regional Studies Association. Dr Mykhnenko also currently serves on the editorial board of Eurasian Geography and Economics.
Vlad is originally from Donetsk.