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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research interests

I am leader of the Sleep & Mind Research Group. Sleep & Mind focuses on sleep, cognition, learning and mental health in a multidisciplinary context, combining methods and designs from psychology, medicine, and brain research.  Currently, the main focus of the research is on sleep microstructures, and experimental interventions on sleep-related emotion regulation. 

Teaching

I lead BA and MA programs of psychology. 

I have accomplished University pedagogy II , an extensive pedagogical training program targeted to teachers in higher education (60 credits, approximately three years of studies)

 

 

 

Academic milestones

2004 PhD in Psychology, University of Helsinki

2006 Title of Docent (corresponds to adjunct professor) in educational and developmental psychology, University of Helsinki

2008 Title of Docent (corresponds to adjunct professor) in personality psychology, University of Tampere

2009 Speciality in Clinical Child Psychology and Educational Psychology, an academic, clinical diploma

2015 Professor of clinical and developmental psychology (6-year position)

 

 

Keywords

  • 515 Psychology
  • Sleep research
  • Mental health

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

Publications 2003 2019

Poor sleep and neurocognitive function in early adolescence

Kuula, L., Pesonen, A-K., Martikainen, S., Kajantie, E., Lahti, J., Strandberg, T., Tuovinen, S., Heinonen, K., Pyhala, R., Lahti, M. & Räikkönen, K., Oct 2015, In : Sleep Medicine. 16, 10, p. 1207-1212 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Prenatal Origins of Poor Sleep in Children

Pesonen, A-K., Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K., Heinonen, K., Paavonen, J. E., Lahti, J., Komsi, N., Lemola, S., Järvenpää, A-L., Kajantie, E. & Strandberg, T., 2009, In : Sleep. 32, 8, p. 1086-1092 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Continuity and Change in Poor Sleep from Childhood to Early Adolescence

Pesonen, A-K., Martikainen, S., Heinonen, K., Wehkalampi, K., Lahti, J., Kajantie, E. & Räikkönen, K., 1 Feb 2014, In : Sleep. 37, 2, p. 289-297 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Poor Sleep and Cardiovascular Function in Children

Martikainen, S., Pesonen, A-K., Feldt, K., Jones, A., Lahti, J., Pyhälä, R., Heinonen, K., Kajantie, E., Eriksson, J. & Räikkönen, K., Jul 2011, In : Hypertension. 58, 1, p. 16-U40 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Cognitive ability and decline after early life stress exposure

Pesonen, A-K., Eriksson, J. G., Heinonen, K., Kajantie, E., Tuovinen, S., Alastalo, H., Henriksson, M., Leskinen, J., Osmond, C., Barker, D. J. P. & Räikkönen, K., 1 Jun 2013, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 34, 6, p. 1674-1679 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2003 2019

Activities 2002 2017

University of Helsinki (External organisation)

Anu-Katriina Pesonen (Chair)
1 Jan 201431 Dec 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

the National Graduate School of Psychology (External organisation)

Anu-Katriina Pesonen (Chair)
1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

UH (External organisation)

Anu-Katriina Pesonen (Board member)
1 Jan 2015 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

The development of self-analytic capacity in psychoanalysis - the case of Amalia X

Sami Kivikkokangas (Supervisor), Henrik Enckell (Supervisor), Anu-Katriina Pesonen (Supervisor), Mikael Leiman (Supervisor)
20172020

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Supervisor

Anu-Katriina Pesonen (Supervisor)
1 Jan 2016

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Press / Media

Puoli Seitsemän: Interview

Anu-Katriina Pesonen

08/12/2015

1 media contribution

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Inside Out itketti ammattilaista

Anu-Katriina Pesonen

01/09/2015

1 media contribution

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Ylen aikainen - Helsinki Sleep Factory

Anu-Katriina Pesonen

17/08/2015

1 media contribution

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Interview "Miksi pienet lapset ovat niin äänekkäitä?"

Anu-Katriina Pesonen

01/08/2013

1 media contribution

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Interview on early life stress

Anu-Katriina Pesonen

01/01/2013

1 media contribution

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