I enjoy working in multidisciplinary projects and activities. Also I like to have many things going on at the same time. Here are examples what I have been involved with:
-Chair of the editorial board of Työelämän tutkimus -journal on working life studies (in Finnish), 2017-2019
– Editor of the Työelämän tutkimus (Working life studies), scientific journal of working life studies, 2014-2016
-Member of Finnish Academy funded Families 24/7 research project, PI professor Anna Rönkä.
– Reviewer of journal articles and conference papers.
-Member of the ESFR (European Society on Family Relations) board, secretary of the board.
-I find teaching very rewarding! Besides the PhD student (who are very smart!) who I am supervising, I have taught BA and MA students (also very smart!), as well as students of open university (I have to repeat myself – also very smart!). My teaching has centered around the following themes: academic writing and research process / project; BA thesis; labor markets; active labor market policies; social services and care; comparative studies.
Besides university I have worked at the Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos (THL, National Institute of Health and Welfare), JAMK – Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulu (University of Applied Sciences of Jyvaskyla), ILO – International Labor Organization.
So many wonderful colleagues and interesting projects! For example, developing entrepreneurship among women with disabilities (in Ethiopia, and in the Baltic states); and restructuring of social services in Finland. I am open for research collaboration, just drop me a message!
Currently I am interested on building my professional knowledge on new working life, particularly on those in more disadvantaged position, ‘vulnerable’ workers; how ICT changes the daily rhythms of work and family life; what happens for workers in social services during re-structuring and change in the production of services; and to learn more what skills and competencies are needed in the future work.