Dr Roksolana Suchowerska
Dr Roksolana Suchowerska works with organisations across public, private, community and hybrid sectors to co-create knowledge for inclusive social change.
Dr Suchowerska is Research Fellow at Centre for Social Impact in Swinburne’s School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship. She has expertise in political sociology and her interests span network governance and systems of support for critical life transitions in the digital age.
Dr Suchowerska holds a PhD (Sociology) from The University of Melbourne for her research on the corporate contribution to social inclusion in Australia: risk, opportunity, responsibility. She has published in Government Information Quarterly, Ageing & Society, Social Enterprise Journal and Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.
Roksolana currently manages the ARC Discovery project Making Policy Reform Work: a comparative analysis of social procurement–an international, interdisciplinary study of the benefits and challenges of implementing social procurement policy in Victoria and Scotland.
Roksolana was a Chief Investigator on the longitudinal Evaluation of Be Connected: A Digital Literacy for Older Australians Program commissioned by the Australian Government. The evaluation is now an exemplar of program evaluation used by the Australian Government to support learning and knowledge-sharing across the Commonwealth.
Prior to academia, Roksolana worked on Australian Industry Participation policy, supporting Australia’s small and medium businesses to access subcontracting opportunities in large projects.
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation And Social Impact Assessment - 441001
- Policy And Administration - 440700
- Sociology Of The Life Course - 441015
Also published as: Suchowerska, Roksolana; Suchowerska, R.
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