Ira Virtanen

Specialist, Research Competence
Doctoral School

About me

I am passionate about supporting doctoral researchers in their professional and communication goals. My doctorate is on supportive communication. I am in the service of supporting researchers' networking and contribution to societal interaction as they are cocreated and shared endeavours of the academic community. 


At the Doctoral School, I have the privilidge to manage our social media and Teams channels, I write our newsletter, produce intranet news and develop our website. My main task and a great joy is to train doctoral researchers from all faculties. I teach the following courses: Communication Skills for Researchers, Communication Skills for Your Up-Coming Public Defence, Communication Competence in Digital and Media Environments, and Pitching Your Research.