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Natasa Todorovic

Red Cross of Serbia

Natasa Todorovic

Natasa Todorovic graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology of the Belgrade University and is a Master of Public Health and current PhD candidate at the Medical School of the Belgrade University. Her primary work over the past two decades has focused on the effects of demographic ageing, in particular on elder abuse and different aspects of care (long-term care systems, informal caregivers). She has coordinated several regional EU-supported projects focusing on these themes and is an active researcher looking into different ageing-related topics such as violence against older persons and older women, accessibility of long-term care etc. She is active in advocacy for improved quality of life of older persons at global, regional and national level through her work in the Red Cross of Serbia, as well as through several international platforms. She is the regional representative for Europe of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), the President of the Gerontological society of Serbia, a member of GAROP Steering Group and was a member of the HelpAge International network governance task force advising the HAI governing board. In 2018 she was awarded the International Rosalie S. Wolf Award in Elder Abuse Prevention, by INPEA. The same year she was awarded a “Hrast” award for supporting lifelong learning and active ageing by the Gerontological Centre Belgrade. She is a co-author of multiple scientific papers and conference proceedings as well as co-author of 20 publications.


Countries Serbia;
Topics Access to care; Attitudes and Expectations about Long-Term Care; Care economy; Care in rural and other non-urban settings; Care inequalities; Care innovations; Care integration/ coordination; Care needs poverty and deprivation; Care outcomes; Care trajectories; Care work and migration; Co-production in LTC; Community-based LTC; COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and LTC; Deinstitutionalisation; Dementia care and support; Economics of LTC; End-of-life care and LTC; Epidemiology and ageing trajectories; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; Gender and care; Healthcare access in LTC; Infection prevention; Information and data systems in LTC; Living arrangements; Long term care subsidies; LTC and people with learning disabilities; LTC and people with mental health conditions; LTC and younger people; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; LTC systems in LMIC countries; LTC Workforce; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Prevention and rehabilitation and LTC; Quality and accreditation for LTC services; Relationship between LTC use and hospital use; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Residential LTC services; Rights and people’s voices in LTC systems; Social Innovation in LTC; Stigma and discrimination; Technology and LTC; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care; Younger carers;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Case studies; Comparative policy analysis; Data science and LTC research; Document analysis; Economic evaluation; Knowledge-exchange; Literature reviews and synthesis; Policy analysis; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Questionnaire; Surveys; Systematic Review; Theory and frameworks; Theory of Change;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Community-based approaches to dementia care; Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
Other 1;
Other 2;
Research interests

Demographic Ageing

Long-term care

Dementia in the older age

Human Rights of Older Persons

Prevention of violence against older persons

Key publications
  1. “Violence against older people, study of violence in family context” Authors: Nevena Petrusic, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, 2012;
  2. “Vulnerability to Climate Change”, Duska Dimovic, Zvezdan Kalmar Krnajski Jovic, Natasa Todorovic, 2012
  3. “Community Care for the elderly” Authors: Natasa Todorovic and Milutin Vracevic, Red Cross of Serbia, Daina Toleikyte, Noelle Oostdam, Natascha van Kats-Dernee, Yanos Public Health, The Netherlands, 2013 (Serbian and English editions);
  4. “Introduction to ageing and human rights of older people with a pilot study on financial abuse of older people” Authors: Nevena Petrusic, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, 2014 (Serbian and English editions);
  5. “Well-kept family secret – elder abuse”, B. Jankovic, N. Todorovic, M. Vracevic, 2015;
  6. “Older People in Rural Areas”, B. Jankovic, G. Zajic, M. Vracevic, N. Todorovic, 2016;
  7. “Social inclusion of older people in Serbia”, M. Babovic, K. Velickovic, S. Stefanovic, N. Todorovic, M. Vracevic, 2018;
  8. “Ageing in Cities – Challenges of the modern society”, B. Jankovic, N. Todorovic, G. Zajic, M. Vracevic, 2019;
  9. “Intergenerational Exchange in the Republic of Serbia”, Milutin Vracevic, Natasa Todorovic, Gradimir Zajic, Lidija Kuzmanov, 2019;
  10. “Intergenerational Solidarity for Beginners”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, 2019.
  11. “Taking Action on Social Inclusion of Older People – Successes and lessons Learned”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic (Co-editors), 2019
  12. “I, informal carer”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, 2019.
  13. “Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity in Institutional Accommodation – Challenges and Perspectives”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, Dejana Stanisavljevic, Natasa Milic 2019.
  14. “Intergenerational Solidarity between the Family and the State”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, Dejana Stanisavljevic, Natasa Milic 2019.
  15. “Ageing and Digital Inclusion – Baseline Study with Recommendations”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, Goran Basic, Natasa Miljkovic, Branka Matijevic 2019.
  16. “Step by step guide for use of e-services for older persons”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, Goran Basic, Natasa Miljkovic, Branka Matijevic2019.
  17.  “Mental Health of Refugees and Migrants”, Jovana Bjekic, Masa Vukcevic Markovic, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, 2019.
  18.  “Social inclusion of migrants”, Jovana Bjekic, Masa Vukcevic Markovic, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, 2020.
  19. Health of informal caregivers”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, Dejana Stanisavljevic, Natasa Milic, 2020
  20. “Mental health of informal caregivers”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, Dejana Stanisavljevic, Natasa Milic, 2021
  21. “On No Man’s Land – Gender based violence against older women (65+) in the Republic of Serbia”, Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, Marija Babovic, Biljana Stepanov, Bojana Matejic, Bosiljka Djikanovic, 2021
  22. Intergenerational solidarity for all generations, Natasa Todorovic, Brankica Jankovic, Milutin Vracevic, 2021
  23. Exploring violence against older women in the Western Balkans, Moldova and Ukraine, Natasa Todorovic, Marija babovic, Milutin Vracevic, Patricia Brownell, 2022
  24. Access to long-term care services in Serbia, Marija Babović, Tijana Veljković, Nataša Todorović, Milutin Vračević, Božidar Dakić, Jovana Čvorić, Olivera Vuković, 2023
  25. Long-term care of older persons and persons with disabilities in the Western Balkans, Božidar Dakić, Tijana Veljković, Olivera Vuković, Nataša Todorović, Milutin Vračević, 2023