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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


  • 514 Sociology
  • 5141 Sociology

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

Publications 2001 2019

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

Projects 2006 2025

Activities 1993 2018

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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