Dr Daphne Skillen has lived and worked in Moscow for many years and travelled extensively through Russia.  She has worked in other countries of the former Soviet Union and in South East Asia in Indonesia and Cambodia.
In 1999, in the Yeltsin era, she was awarded a medal for services to the cause of Russian journalism by the Russian Union of Journalists.
She was a visiting research fellow at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, 1988 - 1993.

Dr Skillen was born in China and lived in Shanghai until she was twelve , moving to Sydney, Australia where she lived for thirteen years.  She has since lived in England, currently in London.
Education
PhD University College London (SSEES); Russian Studies
MA University of Colorado, Boulder: Russian Studies
BA University College London (SSEES); Russian Studies
BA University of Sydney: Philosophy, Psychology, Government
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Russian Studies
Media
Politics
Literature