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  • PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35), 328




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research fields:

  • Globalisation and  work and occupations, inequalities in working life
  • Welfare state and diversity
  • Theories on professionalism and citizenship
  • Sociology of health and health care
  • Comparative social  research and qualitative comparative methods

Ongoing research projects:

  • Glocal Care Work and Negotiations on Occupational Subjectivities: The Rise of New Ethnic Hierarchies

Completed research projects:

Most important professional appointments:

  • 1/1/1995-31/12/1998 Researcher in the doctoral program Population, Health and Living Conditions administered by University of Helsinki placed at Dept of Sociology, Åbo Akademi University.
  • 1/1/1995-31/12/2001 and 1/8/2002-31/7/2003 Co-investigator, Dept of Sociology, Åbo Akademi University (Academy of Finland project Service Professions in Transition.)
  • 1/1/2002 – 31/7/2002 Senior Lecturer (substitute) tf överassistent, Åbo Akademi University.
  • 1/8/2003-31/7/2008 Academy Research Fellow, Academy of Finland.
  • 1/8/2008 – 31/12/2008 Senior Researcher, Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki.


Education information

Doctor of Social Sciences, sociology, Åbo Akademi University, 2001

Fields of Science

  • 514 Sociology
  • 5141 Sociology

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


Autonomia ja ammatillisuus käytännön lääkäreiden näkökulmasta

Wrede, S. H., Olakivi, A. O., Fischer, N. E. E. & Sigfrids, A. J., 11 Jan 2017, Helsinki: Suomen lääkäriliitto. 114 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access

Ammatit ja toimeentulo globaalissa ajassa

Wrede, S. H., Jan 2018, Työelämän perustietoa. Michelsen, T., Reijula, K., Ala-Mursula, L., Räsänen, K. & Uitti, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Duodecim, p. 33-45 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Maternity care as a global health policy issue

Benoit, C., Declercq, E., Murray, S. F., Sandall, J., van Teijlingen, E. & Wrede, S., Mar 2015, The Palgrave International Handbook of Health Care Policy and Governance. Kuhlmann, E., Blank, R. H., Bourgeault, I. L. & Wendt, C. (eds.). 1st. ed. ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 85-100 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Street-Level Engagements: Migrated Families Encountering the Local Welfare State

Nordberg, C. (ed.) & Wrede, S. (ed.), 2015, Berlin: de Gruyter. 52 p. (Nordic Journal of Migration Research; vol. 5, no. 2)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Professions and the Migration of Expert Labour: Towards an Intersectional Analysis of Transnational Mobility Patterns and Integration Pathways of Health Professionals.

Bourgeault, I. L., Wrede, S. H., Benoit, C. & Neiterman, E., 23 Jun 2016, The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism. Dent, M., Bourgeault, I. L., Denis, J-L. & Kuhlmann, E. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 295-312 18 p. (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review



Uudenlainen potilas-lääkärisuhde - mitä pitäisi tutkia?

Sirpa Wrede (Speaker)
11 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Potilaslähtöisyys - mitä se tarkoittaa? (Patient orientation - what does it mean?)

Sirpa Wrede (Speaker)
31 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Potilaat ja lääkärin autonomia (Patients and the autonomy of the physician)

Sirpa Wrede (Speaker)
19 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

University of Western Australia

Sirpa Wrede (Visiting researcher)
26 Nov 20176 Dec 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Press / Media

Lätt öppna börsen för cancer

Sirpa Wrede


1 item of Media coverage

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Milloin päivystämisestä voi kieltäytyä?

Sirpa Wrede


1 Media contribution

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Oletko reseptiautomaatti tai pelinappula?

Sirpa Wrede


1 Media contribution

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Radion Suomen Ajantasa

Sirpa Wrede


1 Media contribution

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