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Dr. Birutė Pitrėnaitė-Žilėnienė is a professor of the Institute of Management (Faculty of Faculty of Politics and Management) of Mykolas Romeris University. Dr. B.Pitrėnaitė-Žilėnienė possesses a wide interdisciplinary educational background. She has graduated General J.Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania in 2003, has acquired her BA in Transport Engineering from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in 2003, MA in Public Administration from Mykolas Romeris University in 2005, PhD in Management and Administration from Mykolas Romeris University in 2009. The wide-ranging knowledge in public administration and management had been successfully applied by Prof. Birutė Pitrėnaitė-Žilėnienė in the position of vice-dean of the Mykolas Romeris University‘ Faculty of Policy and Management, as well as in a number of important positions she had held in the Armed Forces of Lithuania and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Lithuania. The research interests of Prof. Birutė Pitrėnaitė-Žilėnienė cover a variety of topics, including social resilience, disaster management, civil protection, participatory policy, inclusive society, stakeholder involvement, eHealth, collective intelligence. She has authored more than 40 research articles on the aforementioned themes and had presented an amplitude of research papers at national and international research events and has taken part in a number of interdisciplinary research projects, including „Inclusion: Stakeholder Engagement and Capacity to be Engaged into Public Policy Development“ (Research Council of Lithuania, 2014-2016), „Preparation of Investment Strategy for a Small Country to Achieve Sustainable Development“ (Research Council of Lithuania, 2013-2015), „Social Technologies for Developing Collective Intelligence in Networked Society“ (Research Council of Lithuania, 2013-2015), „Integrated Transformations of eHealth Development: The Perspective of Stakeholder Networks“ (Research Council of Lithuania, 2012-2015), „Forms of Actors Participation in Public Policy Modelling: Social Network Analysis“ (Research Council of Lithuania, 2011-2013), etc. Prof. Birutė Pitrėnaitė-Žilėnienė has lectured in Wroclaw University (Poland), Technische Fachhochschule Wildau (Germany), International University of Catalonia (Spain), Adnan Menderes University (Turkey), is a member of the editorial board of the academic journal „Health Policy and Management“, a member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Policy and Management of Mykolas Romeris University, has been a member of scientific committees of Mykolas Romeris University‘ research programmes „Justice, Security and Human Rights“ (2010-2014) and „Social Technologies“ (2010-2014), is a member of of the coordinating committee of the European-Asian Knowledge Consortium Social Technologies for Smart and Inclusive Society (SOCTECH), as well as holds a number of other important positions related to national and international research endeavors.