Teaching and research Staff

Professors | Senior Lecturers and University Teachers | Researchers

Professors

Anand, Janet
Professor, social work, especially international social work
Snellmania, room 3066
Tel. +358 50 596 7995
janet.anand(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise:

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Castrén, Anna-Maija
Professor (fixed-term), sociology
Snellmania, room 3038/4
Tel. +358 50 349 8374
anna-maija.castren(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social networks, close and familial relationships, life course, inequality, relational sociology, qualitative network analysis, international comparisons

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Hämäläinen, Juha
Professor, social work/social pedagogy
Snellmania, room 3102/1
Tel. +358 50 593 9415
juha.hamalainen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: history of social work as a discipline, theory of social work, social work ethics, social pedagogy, study of parenthood, families and child welfare, development of work communities, comparative study of social work

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Hänninen, Vilma
Professor, social psychology
Snellmania, room 3319
Tel. +358 0400 911 269
vilma.hanninen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: narrative research, psychological well-being, depression, changes in life, finding freedom from addiction

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Laurinkari, Juhani
Professor Emeritus, social policy
Tietoteknia, room 1034b
Tel. +358 50 555 0440
juhani.laurinkari(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social economy, especially cooperative systems, organisational ethics, disability policy, welfare policy

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Niemelä, Pauli
Professor Emeritus, social policy/social work
Tel. +358 45 885 5222
pauli.niemela(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social theory, view of people, activity theory, social work ethics and prioritisation, coping at work

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Pölkki, Pirjo
Professor Emerita, child welfare
Tietoteknia, room 1020
Tel. +358 40 355 2647
pirjo.polkki(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: psychology of child welfare, family research, social services intervention studies, mental health rehabilitation, National Post-Graduate School for Social Work and Social Services 

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Rissanen, Sari
Professor, Dean
Snellmania, room 3118
Tel. +358 40 594 3774
sari.rissanen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: gerontological social work, social welfare and health care service structure, organisation of elderly services, welfare entrepreneurship

Research

Sakki, Inari
Professori, social psychology
Snellnania, room 3318
Tel. +358 50 472 3402
inari.sakki(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social representations, identity, discourse, otherness, collective memory, nationalism, populism, visual methods

Research

Salonen, Arto O.
Professor, social pedagogy
Snellmania, room 3094
Tel. +358 50 359 0613
arto.salonen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: transformative social pedagogy, sustainable lifestyle (consumption, mobility, food), sustainable future, full humanness

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Toikko, Timo
Professor, social work
Snellmania, room 3068/2
Tel. +358 50 524 9708
timo.toikko(at)uef.fi

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Töttö, Pertti
Professor, research methods
Snellmania, room 3063
Tel. +358 40 355 2638
pertti.totto(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: path analysis, structural equation models, scientific realism, history of sociology and evolutionary psychology

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Vaarama, Marja
Professor, social work
Snellmania, room 3067
Tel. +358 50 413 4349
marja.vaarama(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise:

PROMEQ

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Vornanen, Riitta
Professor, social work
Snellmania, room 3068/1
Tel. +358 44 716 2648
riitta.h.vornanen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social work, especially child and youth social work, child welfare and community social work

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 Senior Lecturers and University Teachers

Aaltonen, Sanna
Senior Lecturer (fixed-term), sociology
Snellmania, room 3078/2
Tel. +358 50 471 1944
sanna.aaltonen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: youth studies, transitions, gender, marginality, qualitative methodology

Research

Hirvonen, Pasi
University Teacher, social psychology
teacher tutor in psychology, Kuopio Campus
Snellmania, room 3090
Tel. +358 40 355 2216
pasi.hirvonen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: groups and interaction, organisational social psychology, group dynamics, interaction studies, qualitative research methods

Research
 

Issakainen, Mervi
Senior Lecturer, social psychology
Snellmania, room 3064/1
Tel. +358 50 331 2534
mervi.issakainen@uef.fi

Areas of expertise: young people’s depression, young people’s coping at work, online qualitative methods

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Kekoni, Taru
Senior Lecturer, social work
Snellmania, room 3077/1
Tel. +358 50 570 4586
taru.kekoni(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: research of substance abuse (especially the substance abusers’ view) institutional care in child welfare and institutional care practices, inclusive research methods

Research

Kinni, Riitta-Liisa
Senior Lecturer, social work
Snellmania, room 3102/1
Tel. +358 50 465 1118
riitta-liisa.kinni(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: gerontological social work, social work in health care, multi-professionalism

Research

Kuusela, Pekka
Senior Lecturer, social psychology
Snellmania, room 3116
Tel. +358 40 355 2644
pekka.kuusela(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social theory, evaluation research, history of social psychology as a discipline, working life research, organisational research

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Leinonen, Leena
University Teacher (fixed-term), teacher tutor of social work
Snellmania, room 3114
Tel. +358 40 736 4154
leena.leinonen(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise: social work in health care and rehabilitation

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Lindh, Jari
Senior Lecturer (fixed term), social work
Kajaani
Tel. +358 50 435 9757
jari.lindh(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise: adult social work, social rehabilitation

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Miettinen, Janissa
University Teacher
Snellmania, room 3063
janissa.miettinen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: child- and family-specific child welfare, especially non-institutional child welfare

Research

Mönkkönen, Kaarina
Senior Lecturer, social work
Snellmania, room 3065
Tel. +358 50 577 0941
kaarina.monkkonen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: dialogicality in client work, work communities and multi-professional work, developing work communities and organisations; conflict resolution skills, interaction competence

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Nivala, Elina
Senior Lecturer, social pedagogy
Snellmania, room 3112
Tel. +358 50 465 9681
elina.nivala(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: citizenship education, the Spanish social pedagogy tradition, socio-cultural inspiration, school social work, children’s rights

Research

Oksanen, Markku
Senior Lecturer, philosophy
Snellmania, room 3112
Tel. +358 40 355 3271
markku.oksanen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: environmental philosophy, applied ethics, ethics, social philosophy

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Pakarinen, Eine
Senior Lecturer (fixed term), social work
Snellmania, room 3077/2
Tel. +358 50 571 9824
eine.pakarinen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social work in disability services, immigrant guidance

Research

Pehkonen, Aini
Senior Lecturer, social work
Snellmania, room 3064/2
Tel. +358 40 775 3202
aini.pehkonen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: professionalism in social work, social relationships, multiculturality

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Piippo, Sisko
University Teacher, social work
Snellmania, room 3090
Tel. +358 50 353 6034
sisko.piippo(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social work expertise, intimate partner violence

Research

Poikonen, Heidi
University teacher in social law
Snellmania, room3102/1
Joensuu, Aurora II, room2081
Puh. 046 921 5510
heidi.poikonen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social and health care jurisprudence

Tutkimus

Poutanen, Veli-Matti
Senior Lecturer, social policy
Snellmania, room 3080/1
Tel. +358 44 716 2605
veli-matti.poutanen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social security, social problems, research methods

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Repo, Agnieszka
University Teacher, social work
Snellmania, room 3090
Puh. 0504661874
agnieszka.repo(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: international social work, international adoption, the rights of the child

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Ryynänen, Sanna
Senior Lecturer (fixed-term), social pedagogy
Snellmania, room 3112
Tel. +358 40 355 2639
sanna.ryynanen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: tradition of social pedagogy in the Romance language area, critical social pedagogy, inequality and marginalisation, NGOs as educators

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Saastamoinen, Mikko
University Teacher, social psychology
Snellmania, room 3115
Tel. +358 40 355 2654
mikko.saastamoinen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: sociological approach to social psychology, identity theories, community research

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Suonio, Mari
University Teacher (fixed-term), Sosnet - Finnish National University Network for Social Work
Snellmania, room 3080/1
Tel. +358 40 528 0499
mari.suonio(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: social work in correctional services, online teaching

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Tiirola, Heli
Senior Lecturer (fixed-term), social work
Snellmania, room 2132
Tel. +358 50 563 7419
heli.kantola(at)uef.fi

Parental leave until 30 June 2019

Areas of expertise: social work, disability, research on the significance of illness, psychosocial issues, social welfare and health services

Research

Väänänen-Fomin, Marja
Senior Lecturer, social work
Snellmania, room 3102/1
Tel. +358 40 506 7998
marja.vaananen-fomin(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise: welfare law related to social work

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Researchers
 

Ahonen, Tiina
Project Researcher, PROMEQ
Snellmania, room 3064/1
Tell. +358 50 576 0971
tiinaaho(at)uef.fi

Project researcher Tiina Ahonen´s leave of absence is on 2.10.2017–16.8.2018

Areas of expertise: well-being, socio-economic inequalities of health and social mechanisms of inequality

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Akintayo, Thomas
Projedt Researcher
Snellmania, room 3090
tel. +358 46 923 1680
thomas.akintayo(at)uef.fi

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Eskelinen, Niko
Project Researcher, sociology, Trans-generational deprivation (‘Ylisukupolvittainen huono-osaisuus’)
Snellmania, room 3090
Tel. +358 50 309 7013
niko.eskelinen(at)uef.fi

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Kankaanpää, Reeta
Project Researcher, PROMEQ
Snellmania, room 3085/1
Tel. +358 50 331 9169
reeta.kankaanpaa@uef.fi

Area of expertise:

PROMEQ
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Kosaka, Akiko
Early Stage Researcher
Snellmania, room 3090
akikok(at)uef.fi

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Kouvo, Antti-Jussi
Assistant Professor
Snellmania, room 3078
Tel. +358 50 468 2258
anttikou(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise:

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Mäki-Opas, Tomi
Research Director, Inclusive Promotion of Health and Wellbeing (PROMEQ)
Posting: Helsinki
Tel. +358 50 323 4020
tomi.maki-opas(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: Sociology of health, health policy, health promotion, inequality, lifestyles, individual, community and environmental factors, quantitative materials, statistical methods (regression, multilevel and structural equation models, geographic information and statistical software (SAS, STATA, QGIS, ARCGIS).

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Pohjola, Hanna
Post Doctoral Researcher, Narratives of bodily difference (‘Ruumiillisen erilaisuuden tarinat’)
Snellmania, room 3112
Tel. +358 50 468 0359
hanna.pohjola(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise: identity

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Ristolainen, Hanna
Project Researcher, PROMEQ
Snellmania, room 3112
Tel. +358 50 439 0671
hanna.ristolainen(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise: social work and older people's health

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Saarinen, Anja
Researcher, social policy
Tietoteknia, room 1034b
Tel. +358 40 355 2725
anja.saarinen(at)uef.fi

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Tarvainen, Merja
Post Doctoral Researcher, Narratives of bodily difference (‘Ruumiillisen erilaisuuden tarinat’)
Snellmania, room 3102/3
Tel. +358 50 346 9285
merja.tarvainen(at)uef.fi

Area of expertise: citizenship, care, disability studies

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Tuomaala, Vaula
Post Doctoral Researcher, sociology
vaula.tuomaala(at)uef.fi
Puh. 050 308 0368

Area of expertise:

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Tiilikainen, Elisa
Post Doctoral Researcher
Snellmania, room 3112
Tel. +358 50 413 4680
elisa.tiilikainen(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: loneliness, life course research, social gerontology, qualitative (and multimethod) research methods

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Törölä, Miisa
Early Stage Researcher, sociology
Snellmania 3090
Tel. +358 50 388 6576
miisa.torola(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: welfare, sociology of mental health, criminology

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Veszteg, Csilla
Project Researcer, PROMEQ
Snellmania, room 3090
Puh. 050 328 7085
csilla.veszteg(at)uef.fi

Areas of expertise: health and well-being, socio-economic inequalities of immigrants and refugees

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