Dr Greta Kaluzeviciute is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge. She is currently involved in the project “Public Mental Health Programme: An integrated programme to address determinants of poor mental health and improve outcomes” (funded by the NIHR School of Public Health Research). Greta’s work is particularly focused on the “School culture and student mental health: a participatory action research (PAR) study” workstream. The project investigates 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.
Preliminary findings from this project demonstrate the significance of mental health and pastoral support at schools, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Involvement in participatory activities (led by our project’s Participatory Action Research groups) were successful in promoting mental health and self-expression, as well as in identifying experiences of marginalised student populations (e.g., ethnic, LGBTQ+ minorities). The latter highlights important mental health outcomes at schools, including feelings of belongingness and sharedness, access to pastoral staff, and an ability to openly express oneself in the classroom.
Before joining Cambridge, Dr. Kaluzeviciute conducted her research at the University of Essex, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. Her thesis investigated knowledge generation methods in the fields of psychotherapy and mental health, with a focus on qualitative clinical and systematic case study narratives. Her doctoral research addressed i) the long-standing criticisms directed at the case study method, ii) epistemic knowledge generation strategies for case study researchers, iii) philosophical underpinnings of thinking in cases as a scientific style, and iv) introduced a novel Case Study Evaluation-tool (CaSE), which is currently used to assess the evidential status of systematic psychotherapy case studies.
Dr. Kaluzeviciute is also part of the following academic institutions: Assistant Professor at Institute of Psychology, Vilnius University, Lithuania; Associate Academic in Psychotherapy and Counselling, University of Derby, UK; Honorary Lecturer at Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK. Her teaching is primarily focused on psychological personality theories, clinical and social psychology, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Greta has an active interest in several other research areas, including: the role and function of empathy in psychotherapy; the impact of digitalization on psychotherapy processes; mental wellbeing, self-compassion and psychological interventions; determinants of poor/impaired mental health processes and outcome improvement; and epistemic practices in qualitative psychotherapy research.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Greta-Kaluzeviciute Personal website: https://gretakaluzeviciute.com/
Published research articles
Lu, K., Kaluzeviciute, G., Sharp, W. (in press – to be published March 2022). Things Can Only Get Stranger: Theoretical and Clinical Reflections on Netflix’s Stranger Things. Journal of Popular Culture.
Kotera, Y., Kaluzeviciute, G., Bennett-Viliardos, L. (2021). Qualitative Investigation into Pre- and Post-natal Experience of Parents of Triplets. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02200-1
Kaluzeviciute, G., Jessiman, T., Burn, A., Ford, T., Geijer-Simpson, E., Kidger, J., Limmer, M., Ramsay, S. E., Spencer, L. (2021). Participatory action research (PAR) on school culture and student mental health: a study protocol. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069211047753
Kotera, Y., Kaluzeviciute, G., Lloyd, C. M., Edwards, A., Ozaki, A. (2021). Qualitative Investigation into Therapists’ Experiences of Online Therapy and Implications for Working Clients. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 10295. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910295
Kotera, Y., Chircop, J., Hutchinson, L., Rhodes, C., Green, P., Maxwell-Jones, R., Kaluzeviciute, G., Garip, G. (2021). Loneliness in Online Students with Disabilities: Qualitative Appraisal for Experience, Understanding and Solutions. Journal of Education Technology in Higher Education, 18(64). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-021-00301-x
Kaluzeviciute, G. & Lloyd, C.E.M. (2021). A Qualitative Exploration of CBT and Psychodynamic Therapists’ Views, Experiences and Perceptions of Integrating Different Therapeutic Modalities into their Private Practice with Adult Clients: Study Protocol. Journal of Concurrent Disorders. https://concurrentdisorders.ca/download/2997/
Knowles, E., Kotera, Y., & Kaluzeviciute, G. (2021). The Psychosocial Impact of Instagram on Female Body Image: Literature Review and Proposal. Journal of Concurrent Disorders. https://concurrentdisorders.ca/download/2979/
Kaluzeviciute, G. (2021). Appraising Psychotherapy Case Studies in Practice–Based Evidence: Introducing Case Study Evaluation–tool (CaSE) for Systematic Case Studies. Psychology: Research and Review/Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, 34, 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41155-021-00175-y
Kaluzeviciute, G. (2021). Letter to the Editor: Response about Scientific Thinking Styles. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 102(1), 191-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207578.2021.1880715
Kotera, Y., Dosedlova, J., Andrzejewski, D., Kaluzeviciute, G., Sakai, M. (2021). From Stress to Psychopathology: Relationship with Self-Reassurance and Self-Criticism in Czech University Students. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-021-00516-z
Kotera, Y., Cockerill, V., Chircop, J., Kaluzeviciute, G., Dyson, S. (2021). Predicting Self-Compassion in UK Nursing Students: Relationships with Resilience, Engagement, Motivation, and Wellbeing. Nurse Education in Practice, 51, 102989,ISSN 1471-5953. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2021.102989
Kaluzeviciute, G., & Willemsen, J. (2020). Scientific thinking styles: The different ways of thinking in psychoanalytic case studies. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 101(5), 900-922. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207578.2020.1796491
Kaluzeviciute, G. (2020). Social Media and its Impact on Therapeutic Relationships. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 36(2), 303-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjp.12545
Kaluzeviciute, G. (2020). The role of empathy in psychoanalytic psychotherapy: A historical exploration. Cogent Psychology, 7(1), 1748792. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2020.1748792
Published book chapters
Kotera, Y., Kaluzeviciute, G., Garip, G., McEwan, K., & Chamberlain, K.J. (2021). Health benefits of ikigai: A review of literature. In Y. Kotera & D. Fido (Eds.), Ikigai: Towards a psychological understanding of a life worth living. Concurrent Disorders Society Publishing.
Kotera, Y., Bennett-Viliardos, L., Phillips, C.F.F., Lloyd, C. & Kaluzeviciute, G. (2021). A review of mental health in healthcare students: Strategies and suggestions. In M. Zangeneh (Ed.), Mental health of university/college students. Concurrent Disorders Society Publishing.