mental health, disability, human rights, public discourse
Universiteto str. 9/1, Vilnius
Egle Sumskiene is a social worker, sociologist and expert on disability, mental health and human rights issues. She completed her PhD on the topic “From traditional to modern care: case of persons with psychosocial disabilities”. Since 2002 E. Sumskiene works for Vilnius University Social Work department as a lecturer, in 2012 she took a position of associated professor. E. Sumskiene is actively working in Lithuanian NGO sector, focusing on mental health and human rights. During this period as an expert she was involved in various international and national projects focusing on such areas as human rights and disability, discrimination, mental health care, policy, social integration of people with psychosocial disabilities. She is author of over 20 scientific publications covering issues of human rights and mental health.