Audronė Jakaitienė is a Professor and Chief Researcher at Vilnius University. Prior to this, she held a position as Senior Economist at the Bank of Lithuania. She has also worked as a Senior Expert (Economist) for the European Central Bank. Dr Jakaitienė is a Board member of the Lithuanian Statistical Society; Lithuania’s representative at the International Biometric Society. From 2019 she is a member of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC). From 2017 she leads the Systems Biology interdisciplinary international master programme at Vilnius University. She conducts research in econometrics, biostatistics, and statistics of education.