I am not my CV and my CV is not a full transcript of me. However, it does give an idea where my interests lie and what are the steps I’ve taken so far to be the person I am today. All these activities, roles and degrees have had a significant role in my life, and I value variety in whatever I do, in order to fully flourish. I am also curious to see where life will take me in the years to come.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management
University of Edinburgh, UK, 2017
Thesis: Young professionals and the pursuit of happiness at work; narrative and visual analysis

Master of Arts (MA) in Education
University of Turku, Finland, 2012
Adult education, Work and organizational psychology
Thesis (with distinction): Work for your happiness, theoretical and empirical study defining and measuring happiness at work; World Value Survey

Pedagogical qualifications
TAMK Teacher education centre, Finland, 2010
Final report: Developing the learning-­‐on-­‐the-­‐job process in vocational adult education

Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism
University of South Australia, Australia, 2006
Print and TV Journalism, International Politics, PR
Thesis (with distinction): The new(s) map of the world, a comparative study of world news reporting in major online newspapers in Finland and Australia; media analysis

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing (Hons)
HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland, 2003
Majoring: Communications, International Marketing, French and German languages
Thesis (with distinction): Mapping and managing the knowledge at the enterprise; surveys, interviews and narratives

Work experience

Academic visitor
College of Alice and Peter Tan, National University of Singapore
March 2020
Visitor at residential college and at the NUS Business School, several talks and guest lectures.

Post-doctoral researcher
CESAM, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
11/2017 – 11/2019
Research in public safety management (through happiness lens), project management and communications.

Research and teaching assistant
School of Social and Political studies, University of Edinburgh
UK, 4/2014 -10/2017

Courses on Social Wellbeing­‐social-­‐sciences/social-­‐wellbeing
Developed, planned and prepared a new MOOC course which attracted over 4000 students; assisted with teaching; developed materials further; wrote final report on the seminars and completed impact assessment.

Communications coordinator
Mageena Communications
Finland, 9/2012 – 2019

Wrote, edited and translated articles and marketing texts, coordinated productions for marketing guides, planned and conducted advertising in social media, developed web sites and proofread.

Lecturer on communications, customer service and marketing
Kiipula Vocational College, adult education
Finland, 1/2008-­‐12/2011
Taught also international studies, environmental topics, media education and English; admitted students, designed courses and directed the work placement periods; mentored immigrant students, developed the work community and organized different events.

Communications consultant
Finnish Environment Institute, Mekong River Commission
Laos, 1-­‐6/2006
Wrote and edited scientific articles; designed a newsletter; identified a translator network from six partaking countries; prepared materials for publishing and developed web pages.

TV announcer and Production assistant
Local television of Huittinen and Vammala
Finland, 9/1995 – 8/1997
Announced the programs, interviewed audience, acted in and assisted with productions.


For publications please visit Work page.

Scholarships and awards

Aldred Kordelin Foundation
Doctoral Scholarship
(2.5 years) 2014-­‐2016

Finnish Cultural Foundation
Doctoral Scholarship
(6 months) 2014

The Finnish Work Environment Fund
Doctoral Scholarship
(4 months) 2017

Best conference poster
DTC Stirling Management
Colloquium, UK, 2014

Additional qualifications

Diploma in Asian studies (25 ECTS)
University of Tampere
Finland, 2006

Diploma in Environmental Science (25 ECTS)
University of Turku
Finland, 2006

Exchange Student
at the IUT de Periquéux
France, 1 semester, 2002

Diploma in Finnish Literature (25 ECTS)
University of Tampere
Finland, 1998