Andriana KOSTENKO – Head of the Center, D.Sc. in Political Science, Associate Professor.

Field of research: Political sociology, gender equality, behavioral research.

Implemented projects: “Study of socio-economic needs of IDPs,” “All-Ukrainian research on the level of awareness of local council deputies on decentralization reform,” “Internally displaced persons and host communities: building tolerance through dialogue.”

Nina SVITAYLO – Scientific Supervisor of the Center, Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Field of research: political sociology, sociology of education, gender equality.

Implemented projects: “Study of the ways to improve the structure and level of employment in labor-redundant areas of Sumy region,” “Gender portrait of Sumy region: socio-political aspect,” “Gender mainstreaming in higher educational institutions of Ukraine.”

Olena KUPENKO – Analyst of the Center, Ph.D. in Pedagogic Sciences,

 Associate Professor.

Field of research: social pedagogy, behavioral research.

Implemented projects: “Study of the ways to improve the structure and level of employment in labor-redundant areas of Sumy region,” “Enhancing the capacity of local initiatives through networking and technology.”

Yulia SAVELIEVA – Analyst of the Center, Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Research interests: gender equality and women’s rights.

Implemented projects: “Gender monitoring of local elections of 2015 in Ukraine,” “Equal opportunities for young mother-students to obtain a profession in higher educational institutions.”

Mykola NAZAROV – Analyst of the Center, Ph.D. in Political Science.

Field of research: regional security, national sustainability.

Implemented projects: “Study of priority security threats in southeastern Ukraine,” “Institutional support of the Center for Regional Security Studies in investigating the prospects of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration,” “Project “Resilient Ukraine” with the financial support from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2017-2019.”

Nataliya TESLYK – Analyst of the Center, Ph.D. in Political Science.

Field of research: regional security, national sustainability.

Implemented projects: “Study of priority security threats in southeastern Ukraine,” “Institutional support of the Center for Regional Security Studies in investigating the prospects of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration,” “Project “Resilient Ukraine” with the financial support from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2017-2019.”

Volodymyr PAVLENKO – Analyst of the Center, Senior Lecturer.

Field of research: sociology of transition processes, sociology of education, behavioral research.

Implemented projects: “Study of the ways to improve the structure and level of employment in labor-redundant areas of Sumy region,” “Public opinion research (survey) on the topic “Study of socio-economic needs of IDPs.”

Kristina SAKHNO – Analyst of the Center, Communications Manager.

Field of research: age psychology, gender equality.

Implemented projects: “Peace and Dialogue Program for Internally Displaced Women “Women’s Voices Count,” “Reflecting the local situation in combating human trafficking and covering issues considered in identifying local risk groups and risky areas.”

Vladislav SMIYANOV – Analyst of the Center, Doctor of Medicine (MD), Professor.

Field of research: public health, behavioral research.

Implemented projects: “Substantiation of the practical medical and organizational model of differentiating health care levels in ATCs (Amalgamated Territorial Communities) of Sumy region,” “Scientific basis for public health system development and medical care quality control at the regional level,” “Age-related working conditions in hospitals.” 

Victoria YASENOK – Analyst of the Center, Ph.D. in Medicine, Associate Professor.

Field of research: public health, behavioral research.

Implemented projects: “Scientific basis for public health system development and medical care quality control at the regional level,” “Age-related working conditions in hospitals.” 

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