Experience / Education

I have a broad-based professional experience in the fields of education, media and culture. From 2012 I have promoted, researched and developed national media education in Finland. I´m interested in participatory policy development and finding research-based solutions for the challenges of education in the digital mediated world.

Professional experience

Senior adviser (9/2019 > Current), National audiovisual institute

  • National policy development, policy implementation, policy research
  • Team leadership (substition 10/2019 > 11/2020)

Researcher (3/2018 > 8/2019), National audiovisual institute

  • Research-based education development
  • Lecturing, education and trainings

Project manager (10/2016 > 3/2018), National audiovisual institute

  • Consoritum project management / European networking
  • Education development

Project researcher (1/2015 > 9/2016), National audiovisual institute

  • Research
  • Education development, trainings, resources

Further details and full professional expertise, you can find in Linkedin.


Doctor of Philosophy (Education), 2021

I gratuated as PhD from the University of Lapland.

In my doctroral dissertation I explored Competence-based education (CBE) and transversal competence from a conceptual perspective. Based on the analyses I developed a theory of conceptual contextualisation.

In my studies I developed my expertise particularly in:

  • Transversal competence, competence-based education
  • Multiliteracy, literacy studies
  • Curricular contextualisation, international and national educational policy
  • Qualitative research and analysis
I publicly defended my academic dissertation with the permission of the Faculty of Education at the University of Lapland on 13 August 2021. The opponent was professor Jari Lavonen, University of Helsinki. The custos was professor Heli Ruokamo, University of Lapland.

Master of Arts (Education), 2014

I graduated as Master of Arts (Education) from the University of Lapland. In my master studies I focused on:

  • Educational research and media education
  • Philosophy and politics
  • Interdisciplinarity / Science studies

In my master’s thesis (In Finnish: Tieteenalat mediakasvatuksen kentällä) I explored the disciplinary background of media education, especially from the perspectives of interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity.

Bachelor of Arts (Education), 2013

I gratuated as Bachelor of Arts (Education) from the University of Lapland. During my studies I developed my knowledge in

  • Education and media education
  • Management
  • Discourse analysis

Skills and competence

Professional competence

  • Participatory policy development and implementation
  • Education, teaching, trainings, lecturing
  • Educational development, course and resource development
  • Project management, team leadership
  • International cooperation and networking
  • Research-based development

Scientific competence

  • Literature reviews
  • Qualitative research and analysis
  • Science communication

Thematic expertise

  • Literacy education and studies, multiliteracies, media literacy
  • Media education and critical thinking
  • Curriculum studies
  • Competence-based education, transversal competence