Scientific Committee

Keynote Speakers

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Professor Malcolm Higgs

Professor Malcolm Higgs is Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisation Behavior within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton. He was also Head of Southampton Business School from 2011-2014.

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” Leading Successful Change  ”

Dr.Nuria Verges Bosch

Núria Vergés Bosch holds a PhD in Information and Knowledge Society from the UOC, a Master’s degree in Public and Social Policies from the UPF and a degree in Political and Administration Sciences from the UAB. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Barcelona. She is a member of the consolidated research group COPOLIS at the UB and collaborator in the SIMReF (Interdisciplinary Seminar on Feminist Research Methodology), as well as a member of the IIEDG (Inter-University Women and Gender Studies Institute), the ALIA association of women for research and action and the Donestech collective. She has participated in different investigations and publications on gender and technology, gender and international mobility of highly qualified personnel, gender violences, family policies and single parenthoods, public policies and health, as well as on feminist research methodologies.

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” Doing Research from a Gender Perspective  “

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Scientific Committee

Assoc. Prof. Dr. KRISTINA ŽARDECKAITĖ – MATULAITIENĖ

  • Effectiveness of psychological interventions; psychological aspects of risky behaviour (drug usage, risky sexual behaviour, risky driving, emigration); interpersonal communication research (interpersonal relationships, verbal and nonverbal communication, relationship satisfaction); gender issues in psychology research (gender similarities and differences, gender stereotypes); research in religiosity/spirituality.
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

Associate Professor Giedrė Motuzaitė-Matuzevičiūtė

  • The Neolithic-Bronze Age in Ukraine, in Lithuania, Central Asia, Human interaction with nature, human adaptation to natural conditions, human impact on nature, farming strategies.
  • Vilnius University, History Faculty/Department of Archaeology

Associate Professor Ingrida Unikaitė-Jakuntavičienė

  • Political communication, political campaigns, election behavior, funding of parties and campaigns, citizenship, conflict resolution.
  • The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University

Professor (Associate) Doc. Dr. Viktorija Čepukienė

  • Counseling, Psychotherapeutic Processes, Psychological Resilience, Student Counseling, Family Psychology
  • Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University

PhD., ALGIS KRUPAVIČIUS

  • comparative politics: political change and the internal structure of political systems; the content and quality of democracy; elections and parties in modern Europe; comparative public policy.
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University

Assoc. prof.  Loreta Gustainienė

  • Positive psychological and social factors related to personal health and work environment; Psychosocial risk factors at work.
  • Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University

Associate Professor Algimantas Merkevičius

  • Theoretical archeology, history of archeology, Early iron age, Social archeology, Prehistoric religion, Methods in archeology, The identity of the early Balts, the release of the late prehistoric period in Lithuania and in Europe, Material Culture Theory, Prehistoric amber in the Baltic region
  • Earlier metal products in the Baltic region, Early Civilization in the Old World
  • Vilnius University, History Faculty/Department of Archaeology

PhD., Tamara Bairašauskaitė

  • The history of national minorities, History of Lithuanian Tartars, History of Lithuanian noblemen’s
  • Vilnius University, History Faculty, Department of Historical Theory and Cultural History

PhD., Liuda Šinkariova

  • Research into various social demographic groups in a variety of psychological and behavioral clinical settings (depression, anxiety, impulsiveness, social anxiety, loneliness, post traumatic stress, disturbing thoughts, self-regulation, sleep disturbances, addictions in psychoactive substances, purchases, gambling, Internet); Studies in children and adolescents psychosocial adaptation difficulties
  • Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University

PhD., ŠARŪNAS LIEKIS

  • History, Political science, Minority issues, Religion policy, Egodocumentation.
  • The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University

Prof. dr. LORETA BUKŠNYTĖ – MARMIENĖ

  • Psychosocial functioning of personality; psychological correlates of job performance; counselling of organization; senior students’ psychosocial adaptation in school; diagnostic of conflicts and their management; career management; professional identity
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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