> Research Officer
RMIT University – Behavioural Business Lab – School of Economics, Finance & Marketing – Melbourne, Australia
Vejune runs behavioural experiments investigating what factors drive artists and creative practitioners in their career progression within the arts as part of RMIT Entrepreneurs Project.
> Research Assistant
University of Technology Sydney – Australia
Vejune collected, managed, analysed, and visualised data for various projects with the Kinomatics and ISICon research groups, including:
Honey, I Kid the Kids! (2018) report on Raising Films Australia survey capturing the experiences of parents and carers in the Australian cinema industry [PDF]. In response to the findings of this report, the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) announced a range of initiatives designed to make it possible to have a continually evolving career in the screen sector and be a carer at the same time.
#MeThree project on the effect that the director’s gender has on the volume of global cinema distribution, resulting in a co-authored journal publication From #MeToo to #MeThree: Re-Distributing Gender in the Global Film Industry (2019).
"Gender Offenders" network analysis of women's participation in the theatre industry in Australia.
R+AMP Engaging with Engagement (2019) report on UTS staff engagement in crowdfunding research projects on Pozible platform
> Research Assistant
Deakin University – School of Communication & Creative Arts – Melbourne, Australia
Vejune collected, managed, analysed, and visualised data for various cinema-related projects with the Kinomatics and ISICon research groups, including:
"Gender Offenders" network analysis of women's participation in academia and cinema industry in Australia, which resulted in a co-authored publication Solving the Problem of the ”Gender Offenders”: Using Criminal Network Analysis to Optimize Openness in Male Dominated Collaborative Networks (submitted).
Re-distributing Gender project studying women's participation in the worldwide cinema industry
Measuring Global Reciprocity analysis of global multilateral cinema trade among countries
Global Distribution of Genre geospatial analysis of worldwide film distribution by genre
Diversity on Australian Screens analysis of film diversity in Australia
aaDH: Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
ACEI: Association for Cultural Economics International
NECS: European Network for Cinema and Media Studies
HoMER: History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception Network
SSAAANZ: Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
> Member of the Kinomatics Research Group
Vejune has been a member of the Kinomatics research group since 2015. The Kinomatics Project collects, explores, analyses and represents data about the creative industries. The research is collaborative and interdisciplinary. The Kinomatics team consists of Prof Deb Verhoeven, Assoc Prof Colin Arrowsmith, Dr Bronwyn Coate, Assoc Prof Katarzyna Musial-Gabrys, Prof Skadi Loist, Prof Elizabeth Prommer, Dr Ben Eltham, Dr Amanda Coles, Dr Vejune Zemaityte, Dr Sarah Taylor, Dr Alwyn Davidson, Alex Gionfriddo and Assoc Prof Stuart Palmer.
The Kinomatics Project is based on the premise that films can be understood as cultural goods that are distributed both between ‘territories’ or markets and across the globe according to industrially unique spatial patterns and temporal flows. Seeing film in this way invites us to explore the industrial aspects of movement and location but it also invites reflection on our use of these large datasets.
The major research aim of Kinomatics is to foster and investigate:
the global flow of culture – in particular in the film industry
the computational turn in cinema (and music) research
innovative approaches to digital research methodologies
models for ‘big’ cultural data research
> Member of the International Screen Industries Consortium (ISICon)
Vejune has been a member of the International Screen Industries Consortium (ISICon) since 2016. ISICon is an international network of screen industry researchers and organisations established by Prof Deb Verhoeven and Prof Skadi Loist to analyse the relative position of women in film industries across the globe. This international network brings together existing studies on local and regional data for the first time and tackles methodological challenges for assessing local differences and global similarities in data-driven studies.
ISICon has three major objectives:
To enable researchers to undertake meaningful comparative studies of different screen industry jurisdictions (or territories)
To assess the impact of different policy mechanisms across those jurisdictions and to establish an international evidence base for policymakers looking to improve equity in screen industries
To apply new digital research techniques such as Social Network Analysis to understand how different jurisdictions overlap and to assess the impact of gendered creative networks on the screen industries at an international scale
> Doctoral Student at the Discovery Project: Only at the Movies? Mapping the Contemporary Australian Cinema Market
In 2015, Vejune received a Postgraduate Research Scholarship to undertake a doctoral study at Deakin University, Australia. Her studies were funded by the Australian Research Council as a part of the Discovery Project titled Only at the Movies? Mapping the Contemporary Australian Cinema Market (Chief Investigators: Prof Deb Verhoeven, Prof Richard Maltby, Assoc Prof Colin Arrowsmith, Dr Kate Bowles, and Dr Bronwyn Coate). While initially focused on the Australian cinema market, the project was expanded to analyse global cinema industry.
> Research Assistant
Utrecht University – Department of Methodology & Statistics; Department of Science – Middelburg, Netherlands
Data analysis and visualisation for the Dutch Municipal Election Survey on Political Attitudes (Department of Methodology & Statistics)
Preparation of the first issue of UCR Annual Research Report 2012–13 (Department of Science)