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Katri Savolainen

  • PL 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20112019

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Description of research and teaching

RESEARCH INTEREST

My post-doctoral research interests are related to sleep, recovery, stress, and nature exposure on development and well-being. In the ongoing project, I study the nature preschool children and their wellbeing compared to children going to the typical preschool. Objective sleep and physical exercise measurements, questionnaire based behavioral and psychological wellbeing as well as nature connectedness aspects are explored.

The aim of my PhD theses was to study whether stress related factor associate with cellular aging, measured by leukocyte telomere length (LTL), and thus, if LTL could function as a novel mechanism linking stress to aging related diseases and mortality. This multidisciplinary research was conducted in Developmental Psychology Research Group in collaboration with The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

 

DEGREES

Year 2016 PhD in Psychology, University of Helsinki. The title of the thesis: "Stress and cellular aging : Accociations between stress-related factors and leukocyte telomere length"

Year 2010 MA in psychology , University of Jyväskylä. Title of the thesis: "Associations between heart rate variability (HRV) and sleep stages and sleep quality".

Year 2008 BA in psychology , University of Jyväskylä. Title of the thesis: "High Frequency (HF) heart rate variability and sleep stages coded by static charge sensitive bed (SCSB)".

 

TEACHING

Year 2011 ->    Lecturer at Developmental psychology 1- web / lecture courses. Open University of Helsinki.

 

 

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology

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Publications and projects within past five years.
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