Advisory Board


The Advisory Board (AB) of Baltic Gender is responsible for overseeing the progress and the decision-making process of the consortium as well as bringing in expertise on gender and gate-keeping practices. The AB meets once a year attached to the annual meeting of the project and gives its recommendations following the meeting. The specific tasks of the AB are as following: 

  • to review progress made by the project towards achieving the its objectives set in the Grant Agreement.
  • to make recommendations to the consortium with respect to the modification of any implementation of the work plan.
  • to make recommendations to the consortium with respect to the use or dissemination of project results.
  • to provide the consortium with advice on any issues within the expertise of its members. 


Dr. Andris Andrusaitis is the programme manager of BONUS (the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme) based in Helsinki, Finland. He is responsible for the scientific coordination of the programme including development of the strategic research agenda, monitoring and following up of the projects, etc. Andris Andrusaitis is a biological oceanographer with a research background in Baltic Sea ecology. He initiated the establishment of the Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology, where he served as the Director from 1995 to 2003. During 2003-2007, he worked as the Assistant Coordinator of the Baltic Sea Regional Project funded by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility, and implemented jointly by HELCOM and ICES. During 2006-2009, Andris Andrusaitis coordinated the Latvian national research programme on impact of climate change on aquatic systems (KALME).
Prof. Susan Buckingham is an independent researcher and consultant on gender and environmental issues, and currently a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, UK. She participated in the COST Action GenderSTE (2012-2016) and led the working group on gender aspects of energy and climate change, which involved advising the EU on its gender strategy for Horizon 2020. She was a co-researcher in the project on “Women involved in street sex work in the UK: an analysis of service need and provision” and a co-writer of the resultant report published in May 2016, which aims to initiate broader structural and policy changes around sex work in the UK. Susan is also the gender auditor for the Horizon 2020 research project URBAN-WASTE – Urban Strategies for Waste Management in Tourist Cities (2016 – 2019). Susan has published widely on gender and environment, most recently Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations, to be launched by Routldege in May 2017. She is the series editor for the new Routledge book series on Gender and Environment'
Dr. Richard Langlais is a Swedish expert on social and gendered dimensions of climate change and in in developing approaches that integrate both adaptation and mitigation strategies in governance. He is the co-editor for a NATO-commissioned review of the implementation of UNSCR 1325, on gender mainstreaming, in NATO's operations in Kosovo and Afghanistan. Since the early 1980s, Richard Langlais has studied interactions between new settlers and Tibetan nomads in remote regions of China, the influences of aboriginal autonomy movements on ecological security in the post-Cold War Arctic, and science and technology policy in the Nordic states.
Dr. Dalia Šatkovskienė is an associate professor of physics at the Vilnius University, Lithuania. She coordinated several projects on gender issues in science: the FP6 project “Baltic States Network, namely: Women in Sciences and HT” (BASNET), the FP7 project “Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organizations“ (SAPGERIC), the EEA and Norway Funds Bilateral programme project “Gender Equality Implementation in Research Institutions: Collaborative Approach” (GEIRICA)and others. In 2008, she initiated the establishment of the regional Baltic States BASNET Forumasassociation. She is president of BASNET Forumas association, member of the Managing Committee of genderSTE COST project and member of the Advisory Board of FP7 projects TRIGGER and EGERA. Having strongly contributed to the implementation of gender mainstreaming policy in the Baltic States region, Dalia Satkovskiene was awarded a medal in 2014 by the Baltic Assembly for promoting the unity and cooperation among three Baltic nations (i.e., Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia).
Dr. Nina Steinweg is a senior researcher at GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences/CEWS (Center of Excellence Women and Science) and a lecturer at the University of Cologne in Germany. Being a lawyer by education and having worked as a self-employed attorney, she took up a researcher position at the University of Cologne (2004-2008), followed by her current position at the CEWS. Her research includes the judicial aspects of gender equality in higher education, quality assessment of gender equality measures, gender equality policies and politics, and the recruitment of leadership personnel in research institutions. Nina Steinweg performs evaluations of gender equality programs and politics in Austria and Germany. She is in charge of the online portal for gender equality law in Germany and provides advice to the applicant institutions for the Total E-Quality Award. Since 2009 she coordinates the development and the realization of the “toolbox” for the DFG´s research-oriented standards on gender equality, an online collection of equal opportunity measures. She also cooperates with the EU project GenPORT