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About me

I am a university teacher and a higher education researcher currently working on my PhD research related to internationalisation in higher education. In spring 2024 I co-teach the introductory course on university pedagogy ‘Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’ (KAS.PEY.010) for university teachers at Tampere University. Previously I taught 'Academic supervision and guidance' (KAS.PEY.030) and several courses related to educational sciences.

As a doctoral researcher in the Doctoral Programme of Education and Society (Faculty of Education and Culture, Tampere University), I research cultures and discourses in transnational higher education. My PhD research focuses on discursively constructed teaching and learning cultures in the context of pedagogical development programmes in Palestinian, Brazilian, and Thai universities; the programmes were organised through transnational collaboration with a Finnish university. I conduct the PhD research with the support of Kone Foundation's grant. My research interests include a variety of higher education topics such as internationalisation, organisational cultures, teaching and learning, pedagogical development, digitalisation and online education.    

In my research and teaching activities, I work closely with my research group Higher Education in Transition (HET) as well as the Research Centre on Transnationalism and Transformation TRANSIT. Between February and June 2022, I was a visiting researcher at the Educational Research department at Lancaster University, UK

I graduated from the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) programme and obtained a joint degree M.Sc. (Admin) from University of Tampere in Finland and Danube University Krems in Austria. I have been involved with multiple student and professional associations and worked with non-governmental organisations.

Publications and research activities (link to TUNICRIS research portal) 

Main positions of trust

  • Board member of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland CHERIF (2024–)
  • Communication coordinator in the Higher Education in Transition (HET) research group (2020– )
  • Member of the Faculty Council in the Faculty of Education and Culture (1.8.2021–31.12.2022)
  • Board member of the Tampere University Association of Researchers and Teachers TATTE (1.1.2021–31.12.2022) 
  • Member of the Education Steering Group in the Faculty of Education and Culture; representing PhD researchers (20.2.2019–31.7.2020)

Research topics

Higher education research related topics: 

  • Internationalisation  
  • Pedagogical development & Teaching and learning in higher education   
  • Teaching and learning cultures & Organisational cultures 
  • Digitalisation and online education 
  • Poststructuralist discourse analysis 
  • Qualitative and mixed-methods approaches