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Health and wellbeing systems

Tampere University

The themes and topics of research and teaching include health and social policy, health services research, health care management, health economics and social psychiatry.

Research focus and goals

The themes and topics of research and teaching include

  • Health and social policy: the changes and reforms of social and health policy, the operating principles of welfare states, health and welfare inequalities
  • Health services research: the institutional and economic development of health services
  • Health care management
  • Health economics: distribution of health and social service use, costs and effectiveness of services, trends in use and costs of services
  • Social psychiatry

The group teaches bachelor’s, master’s, continuing education and doctoral students. In addition, the group provides academic continuing education for social and health care managers as well as management training for specialising doctors.

Our goal is to produce nationally and internationally high-quality research and training. Our teaching and supervision educate experts for the field of public health to work as researchers, experts and managers. Through research, networks and social impact, we produce new knowledge and perspectives, and influence sustainable social and health care solutions.

Our projects:

  • Inclusive Promotion of Health and Wellbeing PROMEQ (Rissanen)
  • Prevalence, direct and indirect costs of type II diabetics with major diabetes complications in Finland (Rissanen)
  • Citizen Mindscapes (Saari)
  • Intergenerational vulnerabilities (SUHO)(Saari)
  • Body image and nutrition among the vulnerable (KEHUVA and Somebody) (Saari)
  • Management Game for Social and Healthcare Organizations (MAGELLAN) (Konu)
  • Asiakkaan valinnanvapauden ja asiakasarvon toteutuminen (VARVO) (Rannisto)
  • Social Inequalities in Ageing (Keskimäki)
  • New dynamic of longevity and the changing needs for services (COCTEL) (Rissanen)

Other members

Juho Saari, Ilmo Keskimäki, Pasi-Heikki Rannisto, Pekka Rissanen, Anne Konu, Leena Forma, Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen, Riitta Rantala, Heli Parviainen, Anu Järvensivu, Lauri Kokkinen, Olli Kurkela, Saija Kylliäinen, Elviira Lehto, Juhani Lehto, Anna Saloranta, Tiina Arppe.

Contact persons

Lauri Kokkinen

Research Director

lauri.kokkinen [at]

+358 50 3182 114