About Us

General focus of our research is promotion of the positive body image, the associations between positive body image, mindful exercise, exercise motivation, nature connectedness and exercising in nature, other health-related lifestyle, and overall quality of life in populations of different ages. We have special focus in testing educational programs that aim to promote positive body image in various populations using mindfulness – based physical activity. We are also interested in analysis of origin and prevention of disordered eating, eating disorders and female athlete triad in elite and achievement sports. 

Rasa Jankauskiene is a senior researcher in the Institute of Sport Innovations and professor at the Department of Physical and Social Education of Lithuanian Sports University. Since her phD in Education in 2001, she worked as head of the Departments of Combat sports, Physical Activity and Health and a vice- rector for Studies of Lithuanian Sports University. Rasa Jankauskienė is an author of more than 50 publications in national scientific and Web of Science journals.  She is supervising scientific and study projects, phD dissertations, she is reviewer of various international scientific journals. Rasa Jankauskienė is a member of a national research group in the international network „Schools for Health in Europe“. She is a teacher of subjects of Methodology of Health Education, Intervention Mapping, Physical Activity and Body image, Behavioral Theories for Physical Activity Promotion“ delivered for the first, second and third-cycle students. 

Migle Baceviciene – medical doctor and PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health, graduated from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Migle is currently working at the Lithuanian Sports University in the position of Associate Professor at the Department of Physical and Social Education. For 20 years Migle Baceviciene was involved in designing, planning and conducting epidemiological studies of different designs. M. Baceviciene has a 5-year international experience as a national contact coordinating the project „Health, Alcohol and Psychosocial Factors in Eastern Europe (HAPIEE)“. Her research interests are focused on physical activity and sedentary behaviour assessment, cardiovascular health and mortality risk assessment, quality of life, body image, lifestyle-related behaviours and health education programs to prevent obesity, disordered eating, and health-compromising compensatory behaviours to reduce body weight in adolescents and young adults. M. Baceviciene is the author of 54 Web of Science publications and delivers study subjects „Epidemiological Research and Analysis“, „Research Methods and Statistics“, „Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic non Communicable Disease“, „Advanced Methods in Epidemiology and Modern Public Health“ for the first and the second cycle students. M. Baceviciene is a research group member of the International network “Schools for Health in Europe” and invited Assoc. Editor of international journals BMC Public Health and MDPI Behavioral Sciences. Since 2015 M. Baceviciene is working in the Global Observatory for Physical Activity as a Country Contact for Lithuania.