Dr Olga Sukocheva

Casual Academic

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (S212C)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Sukocheva has been working as Research Scientist and Lecturer at Flinders University (2010-2021). Dr Sukocheva is an adjunct Lecturer at Griffith University, Menzies Health Institute (Queensland). Since July 2021, Dr Sukocheva has been recruited by SA Health as Senior Public Health Officer.

The list of her publications (and citation index) can be found here Google Scholar Sukocheva and here ORCID Sukocheva; https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6602940090

Dr Olga Sukocheva completed Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1997 (Uzbekistan). She was awarded Muskie Fellowship in 1999 and had an opportunity to earn Masters in Public Health (MPH) at State University of New York (SUNY, NY, USA) and work as a Postdoctoral Scientist at New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Laboratories.

In 2001, Dr Sukocheva was appointed as postdoctoral research scientist and later on as senior research officer at Hanson Cancer Research Institute (SA Pathology, Division of Human Immunology,currently - Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB)) where Dr Sukocheva worked till the end of 2009 investigating potential therapeutic targets against mammary cancers and infection-linked pathologies.

In 2010, Dr Sukocheva was awarded CME Kelly Cancer Research Fellowship at Flinders University and joined Professor David Watson oesophageal cancer research laboratory. Working at Flinders Department of Surgery, Sukocheva aimed to address the role of oestrogen receptor modulators in regulation of oesophageal cancer cell growth.The project was supported by SAHMRI "Beat the Cancer" grant.

During last 7 years (2015-2021), Olga Sukocheva has been teaching several Health Sciences/Statistical data analysis-related subjects at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders.

Dr Sukocheva's ongoing research interests belong to the field of lipid signalling, inflammation, and epigenetic regulation of cancer cell metabolism.


PhD ( 1997), Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan;

Master's in Public Health (2001), State University of New York (SUNY), USA

BSc ( Biomedical sciences;1992), Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan.

Honours, awards and grants

Techical University of Dresden (Germany) International collaboration and travel award (2018)

CME Kelly Cancer Research fellowship at Flinders University 2010-2015

Beat the Cancer Blue Sky grant (SAHMRI) 2013-2014

Lyn Wrigley Cancer Research Grant, Flinders Foundation (2013-2014)

Flinders University Establishment/Seeding Grants ( 2010;2011)

FASEB International Conference Award (USA)/Invited Speaker (2008)

Pfizer International Conference Award (EU) /Invited Speaker (2007)

Cancer Council Intenational Conference Award (2006)

Key responsibilities

Lecturer in Health Sciences HLTH1004,

Topic coordinator/Lecturer in Research Methods SPTH1202;

Tutor in Quantitative methods HLTH3105

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Teaching interests

Human Biosciences; Molecular Biology; Endocrinology; Immunology

Qantitative methods in Health Sciences (meta-analysis of data);

biomedical essay writing workshops

Topic coordinator
SPTH1202 Research Methods in Speech Pathology
Topic lecturer
HLTH1004 Human Biosciences
HLTH3105 Quantitative methods in Social Health Science
SPTH1202 Research Methods in Speech Pathology
Supervisory interests
Health sciences
Molecular biology
Obesity and metabolism
Reproductive endocrinology of the ovary, luteal regression
Higher degree by research student achievements
Priya Ghosal

Masters - DEC 2013

Lisanne Vat

MD - NOV 2013

Guoqian Ding

MS - MAY 2014

Expert for media contact
Breast Cancer
Medical research
breast cancer
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Biology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinogens
  • Endocrinology
  • Images/Imaging
  • Immunology
  • Medical research
  • Endocrinology
  • breast cancer