Dovilė Rimkutė is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Administration. Her research interests cover a range of regulatory governance topics, however, EU-level regulatory agencies and risk regulation take a central role.
Dovilė received her Research Master’s Diploma in Public Administration at the Utrecht University School of Governance in the Netherlands (2009-2011). In 2012, her M.Sc. thesis was nominated for the best Master’s dissertation prize in political science by the Dutch and Flemish Political Science Association (NKWP Daniel Heinsiusprijs). During April 2012 – March 2014, she held a Marie Curie scholarship for Early Stage Researchers (ESR) within the Multi-Disciplinary Initial Training Network (ITN) and worked as a Research Associate at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).
Dovilė received her Ph.D. in Political Sciences from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2016. Her PhD project was part of a Marie Curie initial training network focusing on the Inter-Institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP). In her dissertation entitled ‘Science and Risk Regulation in the European Union’, Dovilė focused on EU regulatory agencies dealing with sector specific risks. She examined how regulatory agencies contend with their core tasks of providing scientific advice to EU institutions and asked why regulatory agencies’ scientific practices vary across different regulatory contexts.