PhD in Health Sciences (Gerontology)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (funded by the Academy of Finland)
Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC (March 1 – August 15, 2019)
Faculty of Social Sciences (Health Sciences) and Gerontology Research Center, Tampere University, Finland (2006- )
Expertise and Research Fields
I work as a postdoctoral researcher in Department of Sociology, UBC and in Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. My postdoctoral project focuses on aging and care; how the increasing longevity, cognitive problems and the changes in health and social care policy affect the use of formal and informal care over time. My project is part of the research conducted in Center of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoeAgeCare).
I have worked in the gerontology group and in a research project New dynamic of longevity and the changing needs for services (COCTEL) at the Tampere University (the University of Tampere until Jan 2019) since 2006, excluding academic year 2016 - 2017 during which I was working at the Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR), the University of Tampere. In my work I have mainly used quantitative methods and studied register based datasets (administrative data), survey and questionnaire data. During fall 2018, I started my qualitative project and collected an interview data on people with memory disorders and their informal caregivers.
I have collaborated with Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA), the Netherlands, and Aging Research Center (ARC), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. I am a member of the steering group of SHARE Finland.
My research interests include:
Ageing and old age; Cognitive impairment, dementia, memory disorders; Health and social care policy; Use of health services and long-term care; Formal and informal home care; End-of-life care