Renata Garckija

Name: Renata Garckija
Country: Lithuania
Degrees: MSc Clinical Psychology
Current job title: Junior researcher, lecturer
Institution: Mykolas Romeris University
Short autobiography:

My research focus is on body image as a factor and an outcome of positive youth development. I am interested in developmental trajectories of both positive and negative body image since adolescence through emerging adulthood. In my master degree thesis I explored body image through objectified body consciousness theory.

Reason for joining: To learn about the current trends in body/appearance image research; To create and take part in scientific networks; To create partnerships for funding/grants applications.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: a) Translation and adaptation of objectified body consciousness scale in Lithuania b) Gender related aspects of body image c) Identification of factors related to both negative as well as positive body image
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: r.garckija@mruni.eu
Link to institution: http://www.mruni.eu/en/