First class Master of Science with distinction, Kiev University, Ukraine, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Main Astronomical Observatory, Kiev, 1983.
Junior research scientist department physics Kiev University, 1975-1978, senior research scientist department physics, 1982-1984, lecturer in astrophysics, 1985-1991, senior lecturer in astrophysics, 1991-1992. Senior research fellow department physics and astronomy University Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1992-1995, honorary research fellow department physics and astronomy United Kingdom, 1996-1998. Project leader department Informational Technology Glasgow City Council, since 1996.
Lecturer in cybernetics Bradford University, United Kingdom, 2000. Visiting research fellow Meudon Observatory, Paris, 1992. Research consultant Stanford University, 1998, 99, Harvard Smithsonian Center, 1998.
Youth leader School N82, Zaporozhie Ukraine, 1969-1970. Activist in Green Peace, Kiev, 1986-1992. Collector of funds, member British Red Cross, Glasgow, 1995-1996.
Member Pets Club, Glasgow, 1998. Member International Astronomical Union, European Astronomical Society, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Ivan Pavlovich Zharkov, September 9, 1972 (divorced February 1, 1980). 1 child, Sergey; married Alexey Vladimirovich Borchevskii, October 23, 1992.