Yuliya’s main research interests are: risk perception factors, risk assessment, risk communication, stakeholder engagement and communication, existing exposure” situations”, disposal of low radioactive waste management, issues of public acceptance, ethical acceptability of risk, mental health, public health, gender and violence, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.
She has two Master degrees in Political Science and International Relations (2007) and received her Ph.D. in Public Health, Epidemiology and Hygiene (2011) from the Medical Faculty of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
During her PhD she has focused on Hidden and Indirect Effects of War and Political Violence (2014) and Political violence and its impact on female civil population: Prevention of health damage as a result of terrorism, political violence and its impact on civil population, with special focus on women (2011).
Prior to her joining FMU, Ms. Lyamzina has worked for the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Prevention and United Nations High Commissioner Office for Refugees. Lately she has been working for the Waste and Environmental Safety Section at the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Currently Ms. Lyamzina is working on project related to psychological and emotional problems of Fukushima and project related to disposal of nuclear waste, which will focus on, among other things, risk perceptions factors and how to integrate the results into effective risk messages and ultimately into successful risk communication in “existing exposure” situations.
She has moved to Fukushima City (Japan) in March 2017 to work for the Office of International Cooperation at Fukushima Medical University.
She is a member of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), the Japanese Radiation Research Society (JRRS) and The Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG).
In addition, she is fluent in Russian, English, Spanish, Czech, German and currently learning Japanese.