Victoria Zakhozha is a Deputy Director of Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KIIS). She has Master degree in Sociology obtained at one of the most prominent universities of Ukraine – The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She has 20 years of experience in the field of sociological research. As a KIIS project manager, she has organized and managed dozens of sociological surveys which employed both quantitative and qualitative methods on nationwide and regional levels.

The major studies Victoria has coordinated were: 1999 Ukraine Reproductive Health Survey (CDC, USAID); 2002 Ukraine Mental Health Study (SUNY, WHO, NIMH); 2004-2007 Service Delivery Satisfaction Survey (World Bank); 2005 The Long Term Mental Health Consequences of Chornobyl (SUNY, NIMH); 2012 The Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey & STEP Skills Measurement Study (IZA & World Bank); 2015 Citizen’s mobility in Kyiv city (A+S); 2015 Research on Bureaucratic Corruption in Ukraine (University of Iowa); 2015 Decentralization and Local Government Reform (Council of Europe); 2017 Adverse childhood experiences and health-harming behaviours among students in Ukraine (WHO).

She is also specialized in comparative and longitudinal studies. Among them the following projects should be distinguished:

– Corruption in Ukraine conducted in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2018  for USAID (;

– Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted in 2010 and 2017 for WHO (;

Victoria is also widely involved into data analysis and presentation. She was co-author of many analytical reports on surveys findings as well as academic papers published in different editions.

The fields of main research interest are sociological surveys on health-related topics, different aspects of survey methodology and response rate.