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  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)

    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 social scientist whose work concerns cultural 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 2018May 2019

Editor in Chief, Nordic Studies of Alcohol and Drugs (NAD)

Jan 2016 → …

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

Open Access
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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

Compliance with regulations and codes of conduct at social media accounts of Swedish alcohol brands

Lindeman, M., Katainen, A. H., Svensson, J., Kauppila, E. K. & Hellman, C. M. E., May 2019, In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 38, 4, p. 386-390 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Construing oppositions, demarcating a we-ness: The dramaturgy of a live TV debate on the refugee crisis

Hellman, C. M. E. & Lerkkanen, T. M. M., 1 Feb 2019, In : European Journal of Cultural Studies. 22, 1, p. 37-59 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

File

Gambling – no ordinary commodity

Hellman, C. M. E., 1 Apr 2019, In : Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 36, 2, p. 63-65 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Open Access
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Projects 2008 2021

CEACG: University of Helsinki Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance

Hellman, M., Egerer, M., Nikkinen, J., Marionneau, V., Alanko, A., Rönkä, S., Kotanen, R., Ruuska, A., Kankainen, V., Obstbaum, Y., Katainen, A., Perälä, J., Sulkunen, P., Perälä, R., Määttä, M., Karekallas, M., Kauppila, E. & Koivula, P.

01/01/201631/12/2019

Project: Research project

Regulation of online alcohol advertising: Is it possible and is it relevant from a public health perspective?

Hellman, M., Svensson, J., Lindeman, M., Raninen, A. & Katainen, A.

01/01/201731/12/2018

Project: Research project

Activities 2003 2018

Esimiesten koulutustilaisuus

Matilda Hellman (Attendee)
12 Mar 2018

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

Trial lecture for the title of research director

Matilda Hellman (Speaker)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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

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

International Journal of Drug Policy (Journal)

Matilda Hellman (Reviewer)
5 Jan 2018

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

Press / Media

Debatt: Smygreklamen för alkohol i sociala medier måste försvinna

Matilda Hellman, Mikaela Lindeman & Johan Svensson

20/03/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Monopolet ska minska spelproblemen

Matilda Hellman

01/02/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Spelberoende? Här är de tydligaste tecknen

Matilda Hellman

01/02/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Being without sports for a sports fan

Matilda Hellman

16/09/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media