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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Career

2018 -ongoing  Professor of Social Policy (permanent), University of Helsinki, Finland

2017 Professor of Social Policy (fixed-term), University of Helsinki, Finland

2014-16 ―  University Lecturer; Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland

2014―ongoing Honorary Lecturer in Social Epidemiology; UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Queen’s University Belfast, UK

2014― ongoing Visiting Professor; Research Institute of Psychology, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw, Poland

2012–2014 Lecturer; School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work; and UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Queen’s University Belfast

2011 Assistant Professor; University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Wroclaw

2006–2010 Research Fellow; Institute of Work, Health and Organisations (I-WHO), The University of Nottingham, UK

2005–2006 Special Lecturer; I-WHO, The University of Nottingham

2004-2006 Post Doc Research Fellow; Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki

2003–2004 Visiting Research Fellow; I-WHO, The University of Nottingham

2002-2003 Research Fellow; Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Other esteem markers:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013-)

Senior Fellow; Institute of Mental Health, The University of Nottingham (2008- )

Member; International Society for Social Capital and Health (2010- )

Language skills                

Finnish (native), English (bilingual/fluent), Swedish (satisfactory), Polish (basics)

 

 

 

Description of research and teaching

Dr Anne Kouvonen is Professor of Social Policy. She is also Honorary Lecturer in Social Epidemiology in the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), and Visiting Professor in the Research Institute of Psychology, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw, Poland.

Anne is the Director of Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS).

Anne is one of the WP leaders (PIs) in Towards socially inclusive digital society: transforming service culture / Consortium: DigiIn, one of the Co-Investigators of the Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC-NI) in Northern Ireland (http://adrn.ac.uk/about/research-centre-n-ireland ), which is a part of the UK-wide ESRC-funded Administrative Data Research Network. She is also a Senior Researcher at the Academy of Finland funded Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (https://www.jyu.fi/hytk/fi/laitokset/yfi/en/research/projects/agecare).  Anne’s research focuses on the social determinants of health. In particular, she has been investigating employee mental health and socioeconomic inequalities of health. Her other current interests regard the investigation of ageing and care in migrants; migrant health; digitalisation and social inclusion of migrants. Her research involves the application of social epidemiological methods and administrative record linkage as well as large-scale prospective survey designs and RCTs.

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, Docent, University of Turku

Psychology, dr. hab., University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Wroclaw, Poland

Sociology, PhD, University of Helsinki

Sociology, MSc, University of Helsinki

External positions

Honorary Lecturer, The Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK

14 Nov 2014 → …

Research Associate Professor, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Wroclaw, Poland

1 Oct 2014 → …

Lecturer in Sociology/Social Policy (Health), The Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK

16 Jan 201231 Jul 2014

Assistant Professor, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Wroclaw, Poland

1 Jan 201131 Jan 2012

Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

1 Sep 200631 Dec 2010

Special Lecturer, University of Nottingham

1 Sep 200531 Aug 2006

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

15 Sep 200315 Jun 2004

Fields of Science

  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
  • Epidemiology
  • Social epidemiology
  • Public health
  • 5142 Social policy
  • 5141 Sociology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2001 2019

Antidepressant medication use among working age first-generation migrants resident in Finland: an administrative data linkage study

Bosqui, T., Väänänen, A., Buscariolli, A., Koskinen, A., O’Reilly, D., Airila, A. & Kouvonen, A., 16 Oct 2019, In : International Journal for Equity in Health. 18, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Common mental disorders and trajectories of work disability among midlife public sector employees - A 10-year follow-up study

Hiilamo, A., Shiri, R., Kouvonen, A., Manty, M., Butterworth, P., Pietilainen, O., Lahelma, E., Rahkonen, O. & Lallukka, T., 15 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 247, p. 66-72 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Ethnic Inequalities in Psychological Distress: Population Data Linkage Study on the Pacific Island of Guåhån/Guam

Bosqui, T. J., Kouvonen, A. M. & Kawabata, Y., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 21, 5, p. 1026–1034 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Human service work and long-term sickness absence due to mental disorders: a prospective study of gender-specific patterns in 1,466,100 employees

Kokkinen, L., Kouvonen, A., Buscariolli, A., Koskinen, A., Varje, P. & Väänänen, A., Mar 2019, In : Annals of Epidemiology. 31, p. 57-61.e1 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2000 2025

Prizes

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

Anne Kouvonen (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prizes and awards

Senior Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health (UK)

Anne Kouvonen (Recipient), 1 Jun 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2010 2019

UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Final Report 2018

Anne Kouvonen (Participant)
2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Master’s Programme in Health and Social Care Research and Management

Anne Kouvonen (Speaker)
2 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Terveyseroja voidaan kaventaa vain vähentämällä yhteiskunnan muuta eriarvoisuutta

Anne Kouvonen (Speaker)
31 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Aideen Maguire

Anne Kouvonen (Host)
27 May 20197 Jun 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH