My research topics and interests are located at the intersection of health and society: earlier more at institutional and interactional practices and processes in health care organizations and recently on adolescent health, health inequalities, health behaviors and well-being. My current research focuses on implementation of health promotion policies and strategies in different levels and contexts, especially in the school contexts, and on the intertwined mechanisms between adolescent learning, educational outcomes and health and well-being.
I am a member of the research group NEDIS (Research on Health and Health Promotion of Children and Adolescents), which is an established part of the School of Health Sciences research structure. NEDIS belongs to a strategic research unit PERLA – Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research.
Projects in which I am involved at the moment:
• RELE – Redefining Adolescent Learning: A Multi-level Longitudinal Cohort Study of Adolescent Learning, Health, and Well-being in Educational Transitions in Finland. Consortium with University of Helsinki Centre for Educational Assessment. http://blogs.helsinki.fi/metlo-fin/
• SILNE-R (Horizon 2020, 2015–2018) Enhancing the Effectiveness of Programs and Strategies to Prevent Youth Smoking – A Comparative Realist Evaluation of 7 European Countries. http://silne-r.ensp.org/
• Adolescent Health and Lifestyle Survey