Dr. Bernadeta Goštautaitė

Senior Researcher
El. paštas: bernadeta.gostautaite@ism.lt

Senior Researcher Dr. Bernadeta Goštautaitė graduated in Psychology from the University of Mannheim (Germany). After working as an HR practitioner in international companies in Germany and Lithuania she started her dissertation project at the ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius. In her PhD thesis, she explored the interplay between employee age, work design, and work-related outcomes (engagement, work performance).

Currently, Dr. Bernadeta Goštautaitė conducts research on how personal, job-related, and organizational factors contribute to older employees’ sustainable careers and how these effects differ across countries while using a variety of research methodologies, including large-scale surveys, qualitative, experimental studies. She was visiting researcher at the University of Florida (USA) and Curtin University, Future of Work Institute (Australia).

As a Principal or Co-Applicant, Bernadeta has received a total of over € 975,000 EUR for her research from competitive grants and industry funding.

Bernadeta has experience in working in large international research teams and collecting data in a cross-country context. Her research was published in top-tier academic journals (e.g. Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behaviour among others) and has received extensive popular media coverage. She is also regularly involved in research-based advisory projects for business organizations and national government institutions.


  • Best Publication Award 2021, ISM University of Management and Economics
  • Research communicator of the Year 2020, ISM University of Management and Economics (2021)
  • Early Career Visiting Award provided by the Future of Work Institute (2020) at Curtin University (Australia)
  • Scholar of the Year 2019, ISM University of Management and Economics (2020)
  • Visiting Scholar Award by the Research Council of Lithuania (2019) for a research stay at WU Vienna (Austria)
  • ISM Award for Research excellence (2018)
  • Young Scholar Award by the Lithuanian Academy of Science (2017)
  • Best Publication Award 2015, ISM University of Management and Economics
  • Research Excellence PhD Scholarship by the Research Council of Lithuania (2012)

Tyrimų sritys

  • Organizational behavior
  • Aging human resources