Prof Rasa Barkauskiene
Prof Rasa Barkauskiene, PhD, is a professor in the clinical psychology programme and Head of the Developmental Psychopathology Research Center at the Institute of Psychology at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Her scientific interests include developmental psychopathology, traumatic childhood experiences and personality and mentalization development in adolescence. Since 2016, she has been leading a research programme on understanding personality pathology and its developmental course in young people. She has extensive experience in research implementation and international cooperation, which she has gained through her participation in several international scientific collaborations, leading national research projects and supervising doctoral research. In addition to her academic work, she has been working in the assessment of dyslexia and other developmental disorders, counselling and therapeutic work with adolescents, young people and families for more than 20 years.