Rustem Makhmutov holds a Master of Arts degree (Honours) in Applied Economics from the University of St. Andrews, UK and a Master of Arts in Health Sciences (Major: Health Economics and Health Policy) from the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.
During his time at the University of Lucerne he successfully completed a Masters Thesis on “The costs of elderly wheelchair users with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in Swiss nursing homes”. He obtained a Marie Curie Fellowship as an early stage researcher. Rustem started his PhD in 2020 and will develop evidence and consensus-based guidance on necessary versus avoidable care transitions in senior citizens. It is expected that the resulting guidance will lay grounds for two practice tools that support the decision making of senior citizens and informal caregivers, and care professionals.
Rustem will be working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gabriele Meyer and Dr. Steffen Fleischer at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany and under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Moriah Ellen at the Ben Gurion University in Israel . The title of his PhD project is 'Developing guidance for necessary & avoidable care transitions in senior citizens' and you can find more information about it here.