Before joining NatCen in April 2017, Vainius worked as a public policy analyst and evaluator in Lithuania.
He has relevant experience in conducting process and impact evaluations of EU Cohesion Policy interventions.
Having worked with the ministries and the European Commission, Vainius gained expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. He was involved in two counterfactual impact evaluations, designed to estimate the impact of Active Labour Market Policies and EU-funded support for Research and Development (R&D) enterprises.
Vainius has research experience in various policy areas, including social and employment policy, energy efficiency and business support.
Vainius is currently a PhD candidate and a doctoral tutor at the University of Sussex.