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Marko Elovainio, PhD, Professor 

Professor of psychological development and wellbeing

Professor Elovainio has a special interest in social epidemiology, occupational health psychology and research on the risk factors of depression, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and inter-generational transmission of health and wellbeing.

He is leading the Social ties and health and PSYSO NETWORK studies and the coordinator of the Health Professionals follow up study and co-coordinator of the Finnish Adoption (FInAdo) study and Young Finns –psychology –study. 

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ORCID: 0000-0002-1401-1910

Laura Pulkki-Råback, PhD, University Lecturer

Lecturer of psychological development and wellbeing

Doctor Pulkki-Råback has a special interest in life-course epidemiology, socioeconomic differences in health, and development of lifestyle-related disorders. She has over 130 peer-reviewed publications and several academic appointments.

She is co-leader of the Psychosocial Factors Sector in the Young Finns Study. This is a cohort study following up 3,596 Finnish individuals from childhood to adulthood, with a focus on the development of cardiometabolic health factors over the lifespan.

She is leader of the Psychosocial Factors Sector in the Special Turku Intervention Study, which is an randomized-controlled intervention examining how an early-initiated lifestyle intervention affects cardio-metabolic risks over the lifespan.

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ORCID: 0000-0003-3242-4863

Taina Hintsa, PhD, Title of Docent

University Lecturer of Psychology

Doctor Hintsa has a special interest in personality, occupational health psychology and health psychology, and research on both the risk factors and promoting factors of wellbeing and health. 

Hintsa has been leading a project about psychosocial risks in Long QT Syndrome and Teachers’ Wellbeing at Work (TWW). She has also studied risk factors of wellbeing and health in population-based Psychosocial factors in the Young Finns Study.

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ORCID: 0000-0003-3765-8343

Anna Serlachius, PhD

Senior Researcher

Doctor Anna Serlachius is a lecturer in health psychology, Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Auckland, New Zealand and a Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia

The special research Interests are self-management in chronic illness, health technology interventions in chronic illness, stress and coping, cardio-metabolic health, protective factors in chronic illness (e.g. social support, optimism)

ORCID: 0000-0002-4797-8351

Current PhD Students

Sarianna Barron-Linnankoski

Kia Gluschkoff

Anna-Riitta Heikkilä

Kaisa Kaseva

Kaisla Komulainen

Jari Lipsanen

Krista Liskola

Elli Oksman

Niina Rita

Hanni Rönnlund

Kateryna Savelieva

Karolina Wesolowska