Jūratė Charenkova

Jūratė is a PhD in Sociology graduate at the faculty of Philosophy of Vilnius University. The topic of her dissertation was “Identity continuity of older people during residential care facility relocation” and focused on many changes older people experience after relocation to a nursing home, such as changes in relationships with their next of kin, level of autonomy and control of everyday decision-making, leisure activities and occupational habits. Recently she worked on her postdoctoral research project “Preconditions, motives and process of (in)formal care choices: the perspective of informal carers“ and analyzing the family caregivers care decision-making process and experiences in Lithuania, Italy and Japan.

Jūratė’s role in the project is managing administrative tasks, timely achievement of project deliverables and helping the project leader Eglė Kačkutė with the overall project coordination.