I am a social worker, sociologist, and expert on disability, mental health, and human rights issues. I completed my Ph.D. on the topic “From traditional to modern care: the case of persons with psychosocial disabilities”. Since 2002 I work for Vilnius University Social Work and Social welfare department as a lecturer, in 2012 I took the position of associated professor. I also actively working with the Lithuanian NGO sector, focusing on mental health and human rights. During this period as an expert, I was involved in various international and national projects focusing on such areas as human rights and disability, employment, discrimination, mental health care, policy, social integration of people with psychosocial disabilities. I am an editor of one monograph and an author of over 20 scientific publications covering issues of human rights and mental health.
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