Senior Researcher, Dr.Soc.Sc., Docent (adjunct professor) in sociology
I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. My research focuses on trust, well-being and social networks. In particular, I am interested in how social networks, trust in our fellow citizens and confidence with the public institutions are generated. I would also like to know more about how these things associate with each other and the well-being of the people. I have studied the topics in the contexts of welfare states, neighbourhoods and the disadvantaged groups, for example. Currently, I am also working as a director of Kuopio Welfare Research Center (KWRC).