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Matilda Hellman

University Researcher, Research Leader

  • PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35), 205

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

Accepting PhD Students

20022021
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Personal profile

Research interests

Matilda Hellman, DSocSci, is an internationally recognized and awarded sociologist whose work concerns understandings and articulations of addiction, lifestyles, health and social marginalization. Her research has furthered knowledge on the ways in which governance practice and institutions embed and produce views on questions such as drug use, alcohol policy, gambling, brain-based addiction and how it effects individuals, groups and societies. A central conceptual framework has been the welfare state in its many historical shapes and models.

Engagements:

Visiting scholar, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 2018-

Consultant, World Health Organization, 2018-

Editor-in-chief, Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD), since 2017-

Guest researcher, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), 2016-

Research lead in various international research projects since 2005, the latest of which is an ongoing ERA-NET-consortium regarding brain based addiction’s implications for policy and governance.

Vice president, The Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol  (2015-2017), International Society of Addiciton Journal Editors, ISAJE (2018- )

University lecturer, sociology, University of Tampere, 2015-2017

Member, editorial boards of Addiction Research & Theory and Research in Gender Studies.

Media visibility. In June 2017 a study on the Nordic welfare state ethos i Finnish governmantal platforms since the 1950s was the most shared and reported news story from the university. In December 2017 Hellman was interviewed by the BBC World Service regarding Finland’s new alcohol act: Listen to interview at the PRI.org.

External positions

visting scholar, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Aug 2018Dec 2018

guest researcher, Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos

Keywords

  • 5141 Sociology
  • 517 Political science
  • 5142 Social policy

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

Publications 2002 2019

An update report on policies for reducing the marketing of alcoholic beverages

Lindeman, M. & Hellman, C. M. E., 2019, 19 p. World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Gambling - No ordinary commodity

Hellman, C. M. E., 2019, In : Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 36, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Compromising the public good? Civil society as beneficiary of gambling revenue

Egerer, M. D., Kankainen, V. E. & Hellman, C. M. E., 14 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Civil Society. 14, 3, p. 207-221 15 p., 1744-8689.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2008 2021

Activities 2003 2018

Centre for Research on Addiction Control and Governance, seminar

Matilda Hellman (Attendee)
1 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Esimiesten koulutustilaisuus

Matilda Hellman (Attendee)
12 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

International Journal of Drug Policy (Journal)

Matilda Hellman (Reviewer)
5 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Project meeting the A-BRAIN consortium

Matilda Hellman (Speaker: Chair), Michael Dieter Egerer (Speaker: Presenter)
26 Mar 201828 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Online Marketing of Alcohol project meeting

Matilda Hellman (Attendee)
Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Debatt: Smygreklamen för alkohol i sociala medier måste försvinna

Carin Matilda Emelie Hellman, Mikaela Lindeman & Johan Svensson

20/03/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Spelberoende? Här är de tydligaste tecknen

Carin Matilda Emelie Hellman

01/02/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Monopolet ska minska spelproblemen

Carin Matilda Emelie Hellman

01/02/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Being without sports for a sports fan

Carin Matilda Emelie Hellman

16/09/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media