Economist, sociologist (Great Britain). Author of several academic publications including: A Sociology of the Soviet Union, Kritsman and the Agrarian Marxists (co-author), Endre Sik and the development of African studies in the USSR (co-author), The Crisis of Perestroika, New BRICS countries counter-strategy, etc. Was a member of the editorial boards of the journals Economy and Society, Review of African Political Economy, Journal of Southern African Studies, Não Vamos Esquecer. Member of International Scientific conferences on economics and social sciences of the USSR, Easter Europe and Africa.