Sonata Brokevičiūtė

At PPMI, Sonata’s work is focused on the areas of research and innovation and health policy areas as well as public management. She is currently working as an administrative coordinator of a Data4Impact project exploring and collecting big data on health-related societal challenges and developing new indicators for assessing the performance of EU and national research and innovation systems. In Data4Impact project, Sonata is responsible for validation workshops and contractual meetings organisation, consortium partners’ coordination, technical reporting and dissemination activities. She is also involved in two projects related to open science, including a H2020 OpenUP project, which analyses new methods, indicators and tools for peer review, impact measurement and dissemination of research results, and the study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects. In OpenUP project and ERC study, Sonata is responsible for carrying out extensive survey and interview programmes, as well as coordinating the preparation of country profiles. Recently, she has also been supporting the implementation of CHAFEA’s evaluation for DG SANTE, where she contributed to various evaluation tasks by executing the activities of desk research and field work as well as report writing. Prior to joining PPMI in 2017, Sonata has worked for A New American Economy, where she analysed federal, state and local legislation and political climates, launched a bi-partisan Congressional engagement strategy, and developed an advocacy campaign for a high-skilled immigration reform in the US.

Sonata has an educational background in political science and international political economy gained during BA studies in International Studies at Fordham University and field work in the North America, Europe & Africa. She is fluent in English and Lithuanian, and has a working knowledge of Spanish and French.

Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: research and innovation, health, public management
  • Research methods: structured and semi-structured interviews, surveys, statistical analysis, case studies, focus groups, desk research

Education

  • BA in International Studies, Honours, Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York, USA, 2017
  • Study Abroad Program (Democratic Innovations & European Security), Fordham University London Center & University of Westminster in London, UK, 2016

 

Selected Projects

  • Big data approaches for improved monitoring of research and innovation performance and assessment of the societal impact in the Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Societal Challenge (commissioned by European Commission, DG RTD, 2017 – ongoing)
  • Study supporting the evaluation of the operation of Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency 2014-2016 (commissioned by DG SANTE, 2017 – ongoing)
  • Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects (commissioned by ERCEA, 2017 – ongoing)
  • OPENing UP new methods, indicators and tools for peer review, impact measurement and dissemination of research results – OpenUP – Horizon 2020 project (commissioned by DG RTD, 2016 – ongoing)
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