- Cooper, K. and Obolenskaya, P. (2021). Hidden victims: the gendered data gap of violent crime. The British Journal of Criminology, 61(4), pp. 905–925. doi:10.1093/bjc/azaa100.
- Vizard, P., Obolenskaya, P. and Burchardt, T. (2019). Child Poverty Amongst Young Carers in the UK: Prevalence and Trends in the Wake of the Financial Crisis, Economic Downturn and Onset of Austerity. Child Indicators Research, 12(5), pp. 1831–1854. doi:10.1007/s12187-018-9608-6.
- Obolenskaya, P. and Hills, J. (2019). Flat-lining or seething beneath the surface? Two decades of changing economic inequality in the UK. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 35(3), pp. 467–489. doi:10.1093/oxrep/grz018.
- BURCHARDT, T., JONES, E. and OBOLENSKAYA, P. (2018). Formal and Informal Long-Term Care in the Community: Interlocking or Incoherent Systems? Journal of Social Policy, 47(3), pp. 479–503. doi:10.1017/s0047279417000903.
- Obolenskaya, P. (2017). Social Policy in a Cold Climate : Spending, Policies and Outcomes since the. Observatoire de la société britannique, (19), pp. 111–135. doi:10.4000/osb.1920.
- Sabates, R., Salter, E. and Obolenskaya, P. (2012). The social benefits of initial vocational education and training for individuals in Europe. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 64(3), pp. 233–244. doi:10.1080/13636820.2012.691530.
- Bruce, I., Harrow, J. and Obolenskaya, P. (2007). Blind and partially sighted people’s perceptions of their inclusion by family and friends. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 25(1), pp. 68–85. doi:10.1177/0264619607071778.
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Polina Obolenskaya is a Research Fellow in Sociology at the Violence and Society Centre. She joined the center in February 2022 to work on the UKRI/MRC/PRP funded Consortium “Violence, Health and Society” lead by Professor Sylvia Walby. Within the Consortium, Polina’s focus is on the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). More specifically, together with colleagues, Polina is working on improving the understanding of violence and its measurement within the survey; undertaking the analysis of the CSEW within the context of the Consortium’ aims to reduce violence and harm to health, and preparing CSEW for the integration with other datasets.
Prior to joining City University, Polina worked at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she remains a Research Fellow on a part-time basis. She also worked at UCL Institute of Education and the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Her research to date has focused predominantly on disadvantage and social and economic inequalities, utilizing a range of national surveys, administrative and linked datasets.
Polina holds a PhD in Sociology and an MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics from City University and a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of York.
Publications by category
- Obolenskaya, P. and Hills, J. (2022). Flat-lining or seething beneath the surface? Two decades of changing economic inequality in the UK
*. The Media and Inequality (pp. 11–28). Routledge.
- Burchardt, T. and Obolenskaya, P. (2016). Public and private welfare. Social Policy in a Cold Climate (pp. 217–244). Policy Press.
- Hills, J., Cunliffe, J. and Obolenskaya, P. (2016). The changing structure of UK inequality since the crisis. Social Policy in a Cold Climate (pp. 267–290). Policy Press.
- Lupton, R., Thomson, S. and Obolenskaya, P. (2016). Schools. Social Policy in a Cold Climate (pp. 59–80). Policy Press.
- Stewart, K. and Obolenskaya, P. Young children. Social policy in a cold climate (pp. 35–58). Bristol University Press.
- Lupton, R., Obolenskaya, P. and Fitzgerald, A. Spatial inequalities. Social policy in a cold climate (pp. 291–316). Bristol University Press.
- Vizard, P., Obolenskaya, P. and Jones, E. Health. Social policy in a cold climate (pp. 147–186). Bristol University Press.