Giedre Sirvinskiene is a lecturer at Department of Health Psychology, Lithuanian University of Health Science, Lithuania. She teaches courses on Developmental psychology, Positive psychology, Health psychology for students of Health psychology, Social work, Medicine, Midwifery programs. Giedre also works as junior researcher in Laboratory of Children and Youth Health at Institute of Health Research, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania. She defended her doctoral thesis „Infant emotional and behavioural problems and their predictive factors“ and obtained PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Public health) in 2014 at Lithuanian University of Health Science. Giedre‘s background is psychology, she received Bachelor degree in Psychology in 1999 and Master degree in Organizational psychology in 2001 at Vytautas Magnus University. She is also providing psychological counselling at Psychological Support and Counselling Centre, Lithuania, mostly for women and their families during pregnancy and postpartum, after prenatal loss and raising children. Giedre is involved in international scientific programs, and from 2009 till 2013 participated in COST Action ISO907 „Childbirth Cultures, Concerns, and Consequences: Creating a dynamic EU framework for optimal maternity care as working group member. Now she is Management Committee member of COST Action IS1405 „Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualizing physiological labour and birth (BIRTH) (2014-1018). Giedre is also involved in studies about infant mental health and maternal psychological well-being during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. She is also involved in an international EU-B3 (European Babies Born Better) Survey, which is aimed to explore women’s experiences of childbirth care across European countries and is coordinator of the study in Lithuania.
Her research interests focus on early human development, infant mental health, and psychological well being of women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, women’s experiences of childbirth care