Greta Kaluzeviciute, Ph.D. is an academic at the intersection of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, epistemology and mental health, working in the United Kingdom and Lithuania.
Greta’s research is concerned with knowledge generation practices in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, with a particular focus on the case study method. Historically, case studies have been deemed as insufficient, anecdotal narratives, lacking the serious stamp of science. Greta’s research seeks to address this issue by both responding to misconceptions surrounding case study research, as well as developing standards of rigour (including a new CaSE-tool). This strand of research seeks to tangibly resolve the current research-practice gap, and to further knowledge about subjective psychological experiences in clinical and non-clinical populations.
Beyond this line of research, Greta is interested in the notion of empathy in clinical practice, where she compares classic psychoanalytic and post-Freudian (object relational) paradigms. Greta is also currently involved in several projects investigating the impact of the Internet, social media and digitalization on mental health, interpersonal processes and therapeutic relationships.
Greta has also contributed to broader health psychology research, focusing on mental wellbeing and the identification of poor mental health determinants in various public health contexts, such as schools. She has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (2021-2022). Greta’s work investigated how educational psychosocial and physical environments impact the mental health of children and young people, with a particular focus on identifying interventions that could improve mental health outcomes and inequalities (“School culture and student mental health: a participatory action research (PAR) study”). In a similar vein, Greta contributed to research projects focusing on young people’s mental health experiences online, as well as higher education students’ experiences of burnout, anxiety and depression (in both face-to-face and virtual classrooms).
Greta is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Psychology at Vilnius University, Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology (2021-). She is currently teaching modules on communication psychology, personality development and creativity in clinical psychology to BA students from psychology and other faculties (social sciences, life sciences, humanities). Greta also supervises BA students completing their dissertations, and offers scientific research practice to final year BA psychology and MA medical psychology students.
Greta has also been working as Associate Academic, teaching a variety of modules in Psychotherapy and Counselling and supervising students in Nursing programmes at University of Derby (2020-).
Greta is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), with experience of teaching in higher education contexts for six years. In the past, she taught as a Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (2017-2021), conducted research across various projects as a Research Officer and Assistant (see below), and worked as an Honorary Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (2018-2020).
- Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), September 2022-Present (Institute of Psychology, Philosophy Faculty, Vilnius University)
- Assistant Professor (Lecturer), September 2021-August 2022 (Institute of Psychology, Philosophy Faculty, Vilnius University)
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, March 2021-April 2022 (School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge)
- Associate Editor, Jan 2021-Present (Journal of Concurrent Disorders)
- Associate Academic, Aug 2020-Present (Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby)
- Conference Organiser, Jan 2020-April 2020 (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex)
- Research Officer, Apr 2019-Dec 2020 (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex)
- Honorary Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Apr 2018-Jan 2020 (Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust)
- Doctoral Researcher, Oct 2017-May 2021 (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex)
- Assistant Lecturer, Oct 2017-June 2021 (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex)
- Research Assistant, Jan 2016-Jun 2016 (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychoanalytic Studies, Pass with No Corrections (2017-2021) – Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex
- Master of Arts (MA) in Psychoanalytic Studies, Distinction (2016-2017) – Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy and Literature, First (2013-2016) – School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex