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Education information

ACADEMIC DEGREES 

1999 Master of Arts (M.A. Psychology), University of Helsinki

2004 Doctor of Psychology (Ph.D.), University of Helsinki

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

2011 Speciality in Clinical Child Psychology and Educational Psychology, an academic, clinical diploma

 

CURRENT POSITION

Senior lecturer Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland (2008-> permanent position).

 

 

Description of research and teaching

Description of research

I work as a senior researcher in the Developmental Psychology Research Group, which is part of a wider multidisciplinary research group, combining expertise from psychology, pediatrics, neonatology, epidemiology and psychiatry. My current research interests are related to preterm birth, especially late preterm birth, and its effects on child's later emotional, social and neuropsychological development. My research interests are also related to specific adversities during prenatal period and their impact on child's development.

 

Teaching

My teaching area in the Institute of Behavioral Sciences is developmental psychology, including courses from basic introduction courses to master level seminars and PhD supervisions.

In 2016 I will complete 60 credits module of University pedagogy that include both basic and subject studies. Studies aim at enhancing teaching skills and understanding of student learning.

Keywords

  • 515 Psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • developmental psychopatholy
  • neuropsychology

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

Publications 2002 2019

Late Preterm Birth and Neurocognitive Performance in Late Adulthood: A Birth Cohort Study

Heinonen, K., Eriksson, J. G., Lahti, J., Kajantie, E., Pesonen, A-K., Tuovinen, S., Osmond, C. & Räikkönen, K., 2015, In : Pediatrics (English Edition). 135, 4, p. E818-E825 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Late-Preterm Birth and Lifetime Socioeconomic Attainments: The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study

Heinonen, K., Eriksson, J. G., Kajantie, E., Pesonen, A-K., Barker, D. J., Osmond, C. & Räikkönen, K., Oct 2013, In : Pediatrics (English Edition). 132, 4, p. 647-655 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Late preterm birth, post-term birth, and abnormal fetal growth as risk factors for severe mental disorders from early to late adulthood

Lahti, M., Eriksson, J. G., Heinonen, K., Kajantie, E., Lahti, J., Wahlbeck, K., Tuovinen, S., Pesonen, A-K., Mikkonen, M., Osmond, C., Barker, D. J. P. & Raikkonen, K., Apr 2015, In : Psychological Medicine. 45, 5, p. 985-999 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2003 2019

Activities 2000 2015

Psykonet (External organisation)

Kati Heinonen (Board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Deputy member (External organisation)

Kati Heinonen (Member)
20152016

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Scandinavian Journal of Psychology (Journal)

Kati Heinonen (Member of editorial board)
2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Niina Lindberg (External organisation)

Kati Heinonen (Assessment)
2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Psykologimessut 2015

Kati Heinonen (Speaker: Presenter)
1 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Press / Media

Syntyjään erilaiset

Kati Heinonen

01/02/2015

1 media contribution

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Miten rohkaista ujoa lasta?

Kati Heinonen

01/07/2014

1 media contribution

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Radio:Yle1

Kati Heinonen

01/01/2004

1 media contribution

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MTV3 Huomenta Suomi

Kati Heinonen

01/01/2004

1 media contribution

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Radio Suomi

Kati Heinonen

01/01/2004

1 media contribution

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