Eglė Šumskienė

Associate Professor, Director of the Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University.

Eglė is a social worker, sociologist, and expert on disability, mental health, and human rights issues. Her Ph.D. was entitled “From traditional to modern care: the case of persons with psychosocial disabilities”. Since 2002 she has worked for Vilnius University Social Work and Social welfare department as a lecturer, in 2012 she took the position of Associated Professor. She is also actively involved with the Lithuanian NGO sector, focusing on mental health and human rights. As an expert, she has been involved in various international and national projects focusing on such areas as human rights and disability, motherhood, employment, discrimination, mental health care, policy, social integration of people with psychosocial disabilities. I am the editor of one monograph and the author of over 30 scientific publications covering issues of human rights and mental health.