Ilse Julkunen, Professor
Ilse Julkunen is a professor in social work at the University of Helsinki. Ilse’s research expertise is within youth transitions and diversity and inclusion. Moreover, her research interest is in methodological perspectives within practice research and she has written articles on diverse practice research approaches and processes. She is a co-leader of HPRC.
Maija Jäppinen, Assistant Professor
Maija Jäppinen (D.Soc.Sc., licensed social worker) works as assistant professor of social work practice research at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on social work practices and work environments especially in child and family services, gender violence, migration and multilinguality, and human rights in social work. Maija is a scientific co-leader of the HPRC.
Aino Kääriäinen, Senior university lecturer
Aino Kääriäinen is a doctor of social science, docent, and licensed social worker, and she works as a senior university lecturer in social work at the University of Helsinki. In her research, Aino has focused on knowledge production in social work documentation, dissemination of theoretical knowledge in social work practice, and the pedagogy of practice research. Aino works as the leader of the Documentation as part of participation and client safety in the services for children (ASTULA) research project, which is part of HPRC.
Matilda Wrede-Jäntti, University lecturer
Matilda Wrede-Jäntti works as an university lecturer in social work at the University of Helsinki. Matilda’s research concerns youth; unemployment, transitions, mental health and everyday life. Matilda does mainly qualitative (if possible longitudinal) research. She is a team member of HPRC.
Tuuli Lamponen, University lecturer, HPRC Researh Coordinator
Tuuli Lamponen is a doctor of social sciences and licensed social worker, and she works as university lecturer at the University of Helsinki. In her studies Tuuli has dealed with social workers` and multiprofessionals` assessment and decision-making in child protection. In HPRC Tuuli works as a Research Coordinator.
Katri Viitasalo, University lecturer
Katri Viitasalo is a doctor of social sciences and licensed social worker, and she works as university lecturer at the University of Helsinki. In her studies Katri has dealed with financial social work as a field of practice social work and its methods in social work among adults and families with children. Katri is a member of the HPRC team.
Nina Östman, University teatcher
Nina is a doctoral researcher and licensed social worker, and university teacher in Practice Research -course in University of Helsinki. In her research, Nina studies emotions as a part of the relational practice in social work from the intersectional perspective. In HPRC Nina has planning- and development work.
Kaisa Pasanen, Development Manager, Socca - The Centre of Excellence on Social Welfare in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
Kaisa Pasanen is a master of Social Sciences and doctoral researcher in social sciences. Kaisa works as development manager at the Centre of Excellence on Social Welfare Socca. In her PhD Kaisa studies multiprofessional collaboration in a social and healthcare centre. In HPRC Kaisa does planning- and development work.
Fanny Södergran, Researcher social worker, Mathilda Wrede Institute
Fanny Södergran is a doctoral researcher in social sciences and licensed social worker, she is working as a researcher social worker in the City of Helsinki and in the Mathilda Wrede institute. In her research Fanny studies social justice dimensions in the climate crisis from the perspective of environmental movements, and posthuman theory developments in the social work field. In HPRC Fanny does planning- and development work.
Ida Nikula, Researcher social worker, Mathilda Wrede Institute
Ida is a master of social sciences, licensed social worker and researcher social worker in the City of Helsinki and in theMathilda Wrede Institute. Ida is also researcher in research project: Vardagseffekter i systemisk praxis – en multifallsstudie med främjan att utveckla hållbara och kunskapsdrivna välfärdstjänster, MULTIPRAX (2022–2024). In HPRC Ida has planning- and development work.
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