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Yuliya Mysyuk is a postdoctoral researcher at the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam of the VU University Medical Center. She is currently working on the qualitative part of the MINDMAP project (mental health and well-being of the elderly in the urban environment).

In 2002 she entered the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) where she studied sociology, social work and psychology. Upon completion of her studies in Kyiv in 2008, Yuliya was offered a MTEC Scholarship from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Maastricht University to study at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University where she acquired her second degree, a master in Public Health. Possessing a broad range of interests, Yuliya is an active volunteer and has spent much of her free time involved in activities with Amnesty International, Dutch Council for Refugees, various nursing homes and residential care facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations and projects.

In 2010, she began her PhD research project on elder abuse at the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing. During her PhD study, Yuliya successfully completed the Master program on Vitality and Ageing at the Leyden Academy graduating in 2011. In the last years, Yuliya collaborated with various national and international organizations, scholars, experts and professionals in the field of elderly care and elder abuse. She is a member of Dutch Society of Gerontology and International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA). She is still involved in the research on elder abuse (as an expert and advisor).

On the 5th of November 2015 she received her PhD from Leiden University.