Yulia Nesterova

Research Fellow


Dr. Yulia Nesterova is a Research Associate in Education and International Development at the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods, University of Glasgow.

Yulia works at the nexus of development and education for vulnerable and marginalised populations and has a wide-ranging and varied professional experience in research, policy development, curriculum design, and programme and project management with education institutions, governments, multi-laterals, and NGOs across the world. She holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong and MA Degrees from the University of Oulu (Finland) and Dalarna University (Sweden).

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Yulia worked as a consultant on peace and sustainability in Asia-Pacific for UNESCO Bangkok, in partnership with the Governments of Japan and Thailand, and a consultant on prevention of violent extremism (PVE) for UNESCO MGIEP, in partnership with the Australian Government. She has since co-authored a book, guide, policy brief and other outputs on PVE through education and youth engagement. Her other key research projects and publications have focused on the rights, education, and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, ethnic and religious minorities, and women in complex and sensitive contexts. She has conducted extensive research in Taiwan, Ethiopia, Hong Kong S.A.R., Russia, and Brazil, along with work with UNESCO’s Member States in Asia and the Pacific.