Project team

Meet our research team and get to know our strengths.
Please contact Monica Londén or Åse Fagerlund if you have questions about the project. You will find all team members' email adresses via the links.
Monica Londén

PhD, university lecturer in Education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki and principal investigator (PI) for Study with Strength together with Åse Fagerlund.

My core strengths are perseverance, kindness, fairness. I strive to use the strengths when I encounter people both in my everyday life and at work.

Åse Fagerlund

PhD, neuropsychologist, psychotherapist. Senior researcher at Folkhälsan Research Center in Helsinki and Principal investigator (PI) together with Monica Londen. I supervise students within the project.

Among my strengths are a strong love of learning, together with courage, judgment and kindness. Without a combination of courage and love of learning I would never have started up research projects on strengthening the well-being of young people. In research we can make use of many different strengths and I find it great that within the research group we can draw upon many different strengths.

Stefania Fält

Psychologist, PhD student, psychotherapist student at the University of Helsinki, university teacher at Åbo Akademi University. I'm analysing the quantitative data of the project for my PhD.

My core strengths are appreciation of beauty and excellence, judgement, forgiveness and gratitude. In my everyday life, I appreciate the stillness of nature and home. Gratitude often goes hand in hand with my appreciation of beauty and excellence. In my work with both research and clients, I do my best to use my judgment. Forgiveness helps me to deal with conflicts, but sometimes it can be hard for me to forgive myself.

Mari Laakso

I work part-time as a researcher at the Public Health Research Center in Helsinki. At the moment, I am working on writing articles together with Åse and Monica, and analyzing the project's qualitative data.

My core strengths are honesty, judgement, humor, perseverance and kindness. I feel that these strengths are important qualities both in the work of researchers as well as in life in general. My strengths have helped me achieve my goals and dreams, with the support of important people in my life.

Pehr Jakobsson

PhD student working at Folkhälsans research center in Helsinki within the intervention project Study with strength. My research interest revolves around the teacher's role in positive psychology school interventions.

My main strengths are love, hope and curiosity. So far this has been a good combination of strengths that has allowed me to keep learning, develop and navigate in every-day life.