Oxana Svergun, PhD

Oxana Svergun


Oxana Svergun is an experienced executive manager and educator specializing in organizational behaviour, human resources management and business ethics. During her 15+ years in senior management roles Oxana coached professionals and executives across several industries preparing them for change management initiatives and supporting their business improvement projects. Her portfolio of industries includes public sector work, retail, mining and heavy industries, manufacturing and professional services firms.

Oxana’s teaching transforms organizational research into positive professional practices promoting science-based and effective people management solutions that help organizations to improve their people management capacities. Oxana’s practically oriented teaching strategies build learners’ professional expertise and translate evidence-based concepts into effective action.

Dr. Svergun’s research focuses on exploring human resources management practices and corporate social responsibility as they relate to employee engagement and job attitudes. Oxana has delivered keynote presentations at conferences and has authored books, chapters and articles for academic and trade publications.

Academic Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Moscow State University, 1992 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Moscow State University, 1986

Areas Of Specialization

Organizational Behaviour

Areas Of Expertise

Organizational Behaviour, Strategic Human Resources Management, Human Resources Management, Talent Management, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Executive and Career Transition Coaching, Human Resources Research

Career Highlights

2014-Present – Adjunct Professor, George Brown College, Centre for Business 2013-Present – Instructor, London School of Business and Finance 2008-Present – Human Resources Consultant/Executive Coach, PROektPRO2010-2011 – Human Resources Generalist, Ontario Public Service, MGS 2007-2010 – Professor, Higher School Of Economics 2003-2008 – Human Resources Director, Metalloinvest, CHTPZ Group 2001-2003 – Human Resources Director, New Impulse

Other Activities

Member – Editorial board, HR Guidelines magazine, Moscow, 2010-Present


HR practice: as it really happens. Piter, St. Petersburg, 2005, with Pass, U., Dyakova, D., Novikova, A. Psychology of success. AST press, Moscow, 2000 Individual characteristics of emotional reactions in stress. Psychoemotional stress: mechanisms and prophylaxis (E-book), 2000, with Arakelov, G. Employees’ perceptions of corporate social responsibility and job attitudes, in progress, with Fairlie, P. (forthcoming) Change management in Health Care, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, v.3, Moscow, 2013 Efficient exit interview, HR Management Guide, vol. 6, Moscow, 2013 HR Planning: budgeting, HR Guidelines, vol. 5, Moscow, 2013Professional burn-out: diagnostics and prevention, HR Guidelines, vol. 4, Moscow, 2012Employee engagement as a competitive advantage. HR management guide, vol. 8, Moscow, 2012 Emotional intelligence as a key corporate competency. HR management guide, vol. 3, Moscow, 2012Self-leadership, HR management guide, vol. 5, Moscow, 2012