Sonata Brokevičiūtė

At PPMI, Sonata’s work is focused on evaluations and studies of EU public organisations, policy initiatives and interventions in the areas of public health and social inclusion. In the area of public health, she is currently coordinating a pilot study on Real-World Data which is one of the European Commission’s key initiatives aiming to facilitate the collection and translation of RWD into meaningful health outcomes. She is also a lead author of an External Evaluation of the Global AMR R&D Hub which aims to address challenges and improve coordination and collaboration in the global Antimicrobial Resistance R&D. Previously, she coordinated a H2020 grant, Data4Impact, which employed big data techniques to assess R&I performance in the health domain. In relation to social inclusion, Sonata is currently involved in a study which complements the ESF+ impact assessment by developing EU-level simplified cost options for transnational mobility to facilitate the sustainable integration of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into the labour market. Previously, she carried out the study on inclusiveness and adequacy of support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and students with special needs in higher education under the next Erasmus programme.

Since joining PPMI in 2017, she has demonstrated expertise in applying quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and implementation of consultation activities, including structured and semi-structured interviews, EU-wide survey programmes, qualitative data analysis with NVivo software, workshops and focus groups, in ten EU-wide research projects. She 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 and Africa. She is fluent in English and Lithuanian and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

 

Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: public health and social inclusion
  • Research methods: structured and semi-structured interviews, qualitative data analysis with NVivo software, survey design, case studies, workshops, focus groups

 

Education

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

 

Selected Projects

‘Off-the-shelf’ solutions for post-2020: A study complementing the ESF+ impact assessment (commissioned by the European Commission, DG EMPL, 2020 – ongoing)

Study on the use of real-world data (RWD) for research, clinical care, regulatory decision-making, health technology assessment, and policy making (commissioned by the European Commission, DG RTD, 2019 – ongoing)

External Evaluation to monitor progress towards the objectives of the Global AMR R&D Hub (commissioned by the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), 2019 – ongoing)

Study on inclusiveness and adequacy of student support in higher education under the next Erasmus programme (commissioned by the European Commission, DG RTD, 2019 – 2020)

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 the European Commission, DG RTD, 2017 – 2019)

Study Supporting the Evaluation of the Research Executive Agency (REA) 2015 – 2018 (commissioned by the European Commission, DG RTD, 2018 – 2019)

Study Supporting the Evaluation of the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) 2015 – 2018 (commissioned by the European Commission, DG RTD, 2018 – 2019)

Study supporting the evaluation of the operation of Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) 2014-2016 (commissioned by DG SANTE, 2017 – 2018)

Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects (commissioned by ERCEA, 2017 – 2019)

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 – 2018)

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