Spatial & Speculative Research in Architectural Design (SPREAD)
Emerging Technologies Laboratory (ETLab)
Atte Oksanen is professor of social psychology and the leader of Emerging Technologies Lab at the Tampere University. His research focuses on emerging technologies, social interaction, criminology and addiction research. He has successfully led several major research projects funded by the Academy of Finland, Kone Foundation, Aaltonen Foundation, Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, Finnish Work Environment Fund, Wihuri Foundation, and Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. His international research projects have been funded by the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology, the Research council of Norway and the National Science Foundation (U.S.). He has published extensively on social media, online communities and cyberhate during the last years and has over 300 publications to his name, with over 170 peer-reviewed international journal articles, including flagship journals (e.g. Criminology, Addiction, Pediatrics, International Journal of Information Management, Computers in Human Behavior, and New Media & Society). Publications include two international monographs on cyberhate and cybervictimization published by Springer (2016) and Routledge (2017).
Research and research management, MA and PhD level teaching in social psychology at the degree program for social sciences.
Board member of Research Council for Culture and Society, Academy of Finland (2022–2024)
Board member of Finnish Research Infrastructures Committee, Academy of Finland (2022–2025)
artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction, human-technology interaction, social media, internet, online aggression, online hate, online harassment, self and identity, severe targeted violence, addiction, gambling, wellbeing
Faculty of social sciences
Social psychology, psychology, criminology, sociology, social sciences, health sciences, cultural studies
2018– Professor of Social Psychology (full), Tampere University, Finland
2014–2018 Professor of Social Psychology (tenure-track), University of Tampere Finland
2013–2016 PI, Hate Communities: A Cross-National Comparison Project (Kone Foundation), University of Turku, Finland
2013–2014 Senior researcher, National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Ministry of Justice, Finland
2012–2013 Senior researcher, Finnish Youth Research Network, Helsinki
2009–2012 PI, Everyday Life and Insecurity (Aaltonen Foundation), University of Turku, Finland
2009–2011 PI, post-doctoral researcher’s project Images of Addiction in Rock Culture, University of Tampere, Finland
2007–2008 Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Tampere, Finland
2002–2006 Research fellow, University of Tampere, Finland
Education and degrees awarded
2011 Title of docent, sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland
2011 Title of docent, sociology, University of Turku, Finland
2008 Title of docent, social psychology, University of Tampere, Finland
2006 Doctor of Social Sciences, social psychology, University of Tampere, Finland
2004 Licentiate of Social Sciences, social psychology, University of Tampere, Finland
2004 Master of Arts, Finnish literature, University of Tampere, Finland
2001 Master of Social Sciences, social psychology, University of Tampere, Finland
2022–2025 Board member, Finnish Research Infrastructures Committee, Academy of Finland
2022–2024 Board member, Research Council for Culture and Society, Academy of Finland
2021–2022 Member assessment group for gambling harms and risks, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
2020– A-Clinic Foundation, member of board
2019–2020 Member assessment group for gambling harms and risks, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Currently editorial board member of Scientific Reports (Nature) and Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies.
1. Oksanen, A., Oksa, R., Savela, N. Mantere, E., Savolainen, I., & Kaakinen, M. (2021). COVID-19 Crisis and Digital Stressors at Work: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study. Computers in Human Behavior https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.106853.
2. Savela, N., Oksanen, A., Pellert, M, & Garcia, D. (2021). Emotional reactions to robot colleagues in a role-playing experiment. International Journal of Information Management, 60, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2021.102361.
3. Oksanen, A., Kaakinen, M., Latikka, R., Savolainen, I., Savela, N., & Koivula, A. (2020). Regulation and trust: 3-month follow-up study on COVID-19 mortality in 25 European countries. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 6(2): e19218. https://doi.org/10.2196/19218.
4. Oksanen, A., Kaakinen, M., Minkkinen, J., Räsänen, P., Enjolras, B., & Steen-Johnsen, K. (2020). Perceived societal fear and cyberhate after the November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks. Terrorism & Political Violence, 32(5), 1047–1066. https://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2018.1442329.
5. Keipi, T., Näsi, M., Oksanen, A., & Räsänen, P. (2017). Online Hate and Harmful Content: Cross-National Perspectives. Abingdon & New York: Routledge.
6. Aaltonen, M., Oksanen, A., & Kivivuori, J. (2016). Debt Problems and Crime. Criminology, 54(2), 307–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9125.12103.
7. Oksanen, A., Aaltonen, M., & Kivivuori, J. (2015). Driving under the Influence as a Turning Point? A Register-based Study on Financial and Social Consequences among First-time Male Offenders. Addiction, 110(3), 471–478. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.12777.
8. Oksanen, A., Garcia, D., Sirola, A., Näsi, M., Kaakinen, M., Keipi, T., & Räsänen, P. (2015). Pro-Anorexia and anti-pro-anorexia videos on YouTube: Sentiment analysis of user responses. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(11):e256. https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.5007.
9. Oksanen, A. Hawdon, J., & Räsänen, P. (2014). Glamorizing Rampage Online: School Shooting Fan Communities on YouTube. Technology in Society, 39, 55–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2014.08.001.
10. Oksanen, A. (2013). Deleuze and the Theory of Addiction. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 45(1), 57–67. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2013.763563.
Gerontology Research Centre (GEREC),Centre of Excellence on Research in Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare)
- Research Manager
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Tampere University
Currently I work as a research director and a senior researcher at the Tampere University, Faculty of Social Sciences and at the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Finland. My central tasks are linked to the activities of the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare 2018-2025, www.jyu.fi/agecare), which is a joint centre of the University of Jyväskylä, Tampere University and University of Helsinki. The multidisciplinary centre of the CoE AgeCare studies the questions of ageing, health of ageing population, agency of older people, housing and care policies, digitalization and migration in national and global contexts.
My research covers different topics and the disciplines of social gerontology, sociology of health and illness, care studies, care and housing policies. I have a longstanding interest towards the concept of agency and the possibility of the individual people to make choices and act upon ageing, health, place of living and care. In recent years I have become interested in the ideas of geographical and environmental gerontology. In connection to this my research has focused on linkages between living environment and wellbeing, communal senior housing models, emerging housing models combining ordinary housing and service housing, and sustainable development goals in the context of ageing of population and old age policies. Majority of my research has been conducted with qualitative methods like discourse analysis and content analysis.
I am working with several research projects which address linkages between social wellbeing of older people and participation in community, living environment and technology. Social wellbeing and older people-project (SoWell https://research.uta.fi/sowell/ 2018-2022) maps the meanings of social wellbeing for older people and their participation in community and in society. Wellbeing and Later Life in a Digital Age-project (AgeWell, 1.3.2020-31.6.2021) is a collaborative project between Tampere University and Brunel University (UK). In this project we map the linkages between wellbeing and technology use from the perspective of older people themselves, and prepare a larger research collaboration. In a joint research project of the University of Jyväskylä and Tampere University (AHAVA 2018-2022) we study housing and moving from a lifecourse perspective and new models of senior housing.
In my current research I continue the work conducted and initiated in previous research projects on housing (New housing options and dignified old age ASUVA 2016-2017 TAU; LinkAGE 2016-2020 JYU; Moving in old age: Transitions in Housing and Care MOVAGE 2012-2015 JYU), social and health care policies (Client-centered care – patient choice and care integration VALINT 2014-2016 National Institute for Health and Welfare & Tampere University), and family care (Working Carers and Caring Workers: Making Paid Employment and Care Responsibilities Compatible? WOCAWO 2008-2012 JYU).
I hold the title of Docent (Adjunct Professor) of Social Gerontology from the University of Helsinki (2015), and I have the PhD from the University of Tampere (2009). My PhD thesis combined disciplines of social gerontology and sociology of health and illness and studied older people’s views of ageing and health especially their views of individual responsibility and possibilities to have effect on health. I took the masters’ degree (M.Sc. Sociology) in the Department of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, 1996 studying as a major subject sociology and as minor subjects history, philosophy, administration and gender studies.
My teaching duties are mainly related to the fields of social gerontology, social policy and qualitative research methods. I have created and taught courses for Bachelor and Master level students in Finnish and in English. I have been and am involved in teaching qualitative methods and in particulary discourse analysis in research method courses in Tampere University in health sciences and in the University of Jyväskylä in the department of social sciences and philosophy. Currently I am responsible for the course (5 etcs) on places and politics of housing and care (Asumisen ja hoivan paikat ja politiikat), which is part of the master level studies in Gerontology (35 op) in the Open University, University of Jyväskylä.
Scholarly activities and societal impact
My central academic tasks include the membership in the European Sociological Association Research Network Ageing in Europe (ESA RN01 Ageing in Europe, https://www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/rn01-ageing-europe) 2019-, the editor of Debates & Issues section of The International Journal of Care and Caring (2019-) and the membership in editorial boards of scientific international journals (Journal of Ageing Studies 2009-, Housing & Society 2020-) and Finnish journal of gerontology (Gerontologia 2010-, editor-in-chief 2018-2020).
During last years I have participated in and lectured in several local and national seminars in different parts of Finland. The central topics include new models of senior housing, collaborative and multigenerational senior housing, the interlinkages of housing and care policies, social wellbeing and family care. I am a member of the national network (IKÄ-verkosto, 2018-, https://www.ikainstituutti.fi/eduskunnan-ika-verkosto/), which aims to promote information exchange between members of the parliament, scientists and NGOs. I participate in developing housing innovation as a member of steering group of KALON-project (kalon.fi). KALON collaborative housing complex offers different kind of housing options including social housing and service housing. The central aim is to build a housing option based on sustainable development aims which means active participation of the residents, collaboration and shared use of resources as well following principles of sustainable construction and promoting public transportation.
gerontology, geographical gerontology, environmental gerontology, sociology, social and health care policy, care policy
- the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare 2018-2025, www.jyu.fi/agecare)
- Social wellbeing and older people-project (SoWell 2018-2022)
- Wellbeing and Later Life in a Digital Age-project (AgeWell, 2020-2021)
- AIsola - Contextual complexity implementation in older people’s social isolation AI-based assessment systems
List of selected peer-reviewed publications
Jolanki, O.H. (2021) Senior Housing as a Living Environment That Supports Well-Being in Old Age. Frontiers in Public Health 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2020.589371
Lehto-Niskala, V; Jolanki, O; Pulkki, J; Jylhä, M. (2021) Kuntoutus ikääntyneiden pitkäaikaishoidossa asukkaiden ja hoitajien näkökulmasta. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka, 86 (2021): 1. http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202102164933
Lehto-Niskala,V., Jolanki, O., Valvanne, J. & Jylhä, M. (2021) Standardised functional assessment in long-term care for older people: perspective of Finnish care workers. Nordic Journal of Social Research, vol 12, no 1, 27-47. https://doi.org/10.7577/njsr.3734
Aaltonen, M., Martin-Matthew, A., Pulkki, J., Eskola, P. & Jolanki, O. (2021) Experiences of people with memory disorders and their spouse carers on influencing formal care: “They ask my wife questions that they should ask me”, Dementia 2021, vol 0(0), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301221994300
Pirhonen, J., Lolich, L., Tuominen, K., Jolanki, O. & Timonen, V. (2020) ’These devices have not been made for older people’s needs’ – Older adults’ perceptions of digital technologies in Finland and Ireland. Technology in Society 62, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101287.
Pirhonen, J., Jolanki, O., Tuominen, K. & Jylhä, M. Hyvinvointi vanhuudessa – valmistautumista, sopeutumista, luopumista ja hyväksymistä. Gerontologia, 3/2019, 105-120.
Jolanki, O. & Tynkkynen, L-K. (2018) Primary health care nurses’ views on patients’ abilities and resources to make choices and take decisions on health care. Health Policy, 122, 957-962.
Jolanki, O., Tynkkynen, L-K. & Sinervo, T. (2017). Professionals’ views on integrated care. Journal of Integrated Care, 25 (4), 247-255.
Jolanki, O., Leinonen, E., Rajaniemi, J., Rappe, E., Räsänen, T., Teittinen, O., & Topo, P. (2017). Asumisen yhteisöllisyys ja hyvä vanhuus. Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja 47/2017. Valtioneuvoston kanslia, Helsinki.
Lehto, V., Jolanki, O., Valvanne, J., Seinelä, L. & Jylhä, M. (2017). Understanding functional ability: Perspectives of the nurses and older people living in long-term care. Journal of Aging Studies, 43, 15-22.
Vehko, T., Jolanki, O., Aalto, A-M. & Sinervo, T. (2017). How do health care workers manage a patient with multiple care needs from both health and social care services? – A vignette study. International Journal of Care Coordination, pp.1-10. DOI:10.1177/2053434517744070.
Häikiö, L., Adams, S., Fraisse, L., Jolanki, O. & Knutagård, M. (2017). The Janus face of social innovation in local welfare initiatives. In Martinelli F., Anttonen, A. & Mätzke, M. (eds). Social services disrupted. Changes, Challenges and Policy Implications for Europe in Time of Austerity, 281-301, Edvard Elgar e-book. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781786432117.
Jolanki, O. (2016). Liian vanha vai liian nuori muuttamaan? Iän merkitys asumisen valinnoissa [Too old or too young to move? Meaning of age in housing choices]. In Juhila, J. & Kröger, T. (eds). Siirtymät ja valinnat asumispoluilla [Transitions and choices in housing pathways], pp.134-162. Jyväskylä: SoPhi (www.jyu.fi/sophi), e-book.
Jolanki, O. (2016). Whose business it is anyway? Distributing responsibilities between family members and formal carers. In Östman, J-O. & Solin, A. (eds.) Discourse and Responsibility in Professional Settings, pp. 96-119. London: Equinox Publishing.
Jolanki, O. & Sinervo, T. (2016). Valinnanvapaus ja palveluiden integraatio työntekijänäkökulmasta [Patient choice and service integration from the workers perspective]. In Vehko, T., Tynkkynen, L-K. & Aalto, A. (eds.) Mitä kuuluu perusterveydenhuolto? Valinnanvapaus ja integraatio palveluiden kehittämisen polttopisteessä [How are you Finnish health centre? Freedom of choice and care integration as central targets of development], pp.76-97. Helsinki, The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Raportti 16/2016.
Juhila, K., Jolanki, O. & Vilkko, A. (2016). Siirtymät ja valinnat vanhojen ihmisten ja asunnottomien asumispoluilla [Transitions and choices in the housing pathways of older and homeless people]. In Juhila, J. & Kröger, T. (eds.). Siirtymät ja valinnat asumispoluilla [Transitions and choices in housing pathways],pp.11-39. Jyväskylä: SoPhi (www.jyu.fi/sophi), e-book.
Pulkki, J., Tynkkynen, L-K. & Jolanki, O. (2016). Vanhenemisen paikat vanhuspalvelulain lähetekeskustelussa [Definitions of appropriate places to live in old age in the parliamentary speech]. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka. 82 (1), 45-54.
Jolanki, O. (2015a). Elderly parents’ need for help and adult children’s moving decisions. Journal of Housing for the Elderly. Special Issue: Northern Lights on Housing for Elderly People Research, 29 (1-2), 77-91.
Jolanki, O. (2015b). Jäädä vai lähteä? Muuttosyyt 75+-haastatteluissa [To stay or to go? Reasons to move among people 75+]. Gerontologia: Asuminen teemanumero 4, 250-261.
Jolanki, O. (2015c). To work or to care? Working women’s decision-making. Community, Work and Family, 18 (3), 268-283.
Jolanki, O. (2015d). Whose business it is anyway? Distributing responsibilities between family members and formal carers. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice. Special Issue: Discourse and Responsibility, 9 (3), 2012@2015, 319-340.
Jolanki, O. & Seppänen, M. (eds.) (2015). Gerontologia: Asuminen teemanumero [Gerontologia. Special Issue on Housing], 4, 2015.
Jolanki, O. & Vilkko, A. (2015). The meaning of a ‘sense of community’ in a Finnish senior cohousing community’. Journal of Housing for the Elderly. Special Issue: Northern Lights on Housing for Elderly People Research, 29 (1-2), 111-125.
Jolanki,O. & Kröger, T. (2015). Onko vanhalla vara valita? Vanhojen ihmisten uudet asumisvaihtoehdot [Can older people afford to choose? New housing options for older people]. In Häkli, J., Vilkko, R. & Vähäkylä, L. Kaikki kotona?Asumisen uudet tuulet [New options in housing], 82-92. Helsinki, Gaudeamus, Tutkitusti-sarja.
2014 and before
Jolanki, O., Szebehely, M. & Kauppinen, K. (2013) Family rediscovered? Working carers of older people in Finland and Sweden. In Kröger, T. & Yeandle, S. (eds.). Combining Paid Work and Family Care, Policies and perspectives in international perspective, pp. 53-69. Bristol: Policy Press.
Kauppinen, K. & Jolanki, O. (2012) Työn sekä omais- ja läheishoivan yhdistäminen – työssäjatkamisajatukset [Reconciling work and care giving – to continue working or retire?]. Summary in English. In Perkiö-Mäkelä, M. & Kauppinen, T. (eds.) Työ, terveys ja työssä jatkamisajatukset [Work, health and thoughts on continuing work and retirement], pp. 133-156. Työ ja ihminen. Tutkimusraportti [Research report] 41. Helsinki: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
Perkiö-Mäkelä, M., Mutanen, P., Leino-Arjas, P., Hakanen, J., Hirvonen, M., Jolanki, O., Kandolin, I., Kauppinen, K., Kauppinen, T., Salminen, S., Tuomivaara, S. & Vartia, M. (2012). Työssä jatkamisajatuksiin yhteydessä olevat tekijät - yhteenvetoanalyysi ja suositukset [Thoughts on continuing work – summary and recommendations]. Summary in English. In Perkiö-Mäkelä, M. & Kauppinen, T.(eds.) Työ, terveys ja työssä jatkamisajatukset [Work, Health and thoughts on continuing work and retirement], pp.157-199. Työ ja ihminen. Tutkimusraportti [Research report] 41. Helsinki: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
Jolanki, O. & Karhunen S. (2010) Tietokoneohjelmat laadullisen aineiston analyysin tukena [Computer software programmes as tools in qualitative data analysis]. In Ruusuvuori, J., Nikander, P. & Hyvärinen, M. (eds.). Haastattelun analyysi [Analysing Interviews], pp.395-410. Tampere: Vastapaino.
Jolanki, O. (2009). Agency in talk about old age and health. Journal of Aging Studies, 23 (4), 215–226.
Jolanki, O. (2009) Talk about old age, health and morality. In Edmondson, R. & von Kondratowitz, H-J. (eds.) Valuing Older People. A Humanist Approach to Ageing, pp.261-274. Bristol, Policy Press.
Jolanki, O. (2008). Discussing responsibility and ways of influencing health. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life 3 (1), 45-76. doi:10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.083145
Jolanki, O. (2004). Moral argumentation in talk about health and old age. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 8 (4), 483-503. doi:10.1177/13634593040457001363-4593
Jolanki, O., Jylhä, M. & Hervonen, A. (2000). Old age as a choice and as a necessity. Two interpretative repertoires. Journal of Ageing Studies, 14 (4), 359-372.
Jolanki, O. (2009). Fate of choice? – Talking about old age and health. PhD Thesis, Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis 1434. Tampere: Tampere University Press. htpp://urn.fi./urn:isbn:978-951-44-7777-5
- Senior Research Fellow
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Tampere University
My research interests are focused on aging and care; how the increasing longevity and the changes in health and social care policy affect the use of formal and informal care over time. I’m particularly interested in research on care of people memory disorders. In 2018, I received a Postdoctoal Research Fellowship from the Academy of Finland for my postdoctoral project The challenge of dementia in the era of increasing longevity and changing care systems.
In my work I have mainly used quantitative methods and studied register-based datasets (administrative data), survey and questionnaire data. I have employed both cross-sectional and longitudinal methods in my work. I have ongoing projects using longitudinal data from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA) and Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). During fall 2018, I started my qualitative project and collected an interview data on people with memory disorders and their informal caregivers.
My work is part of the research conducted in Center of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoeAgeCare).
I have worked in the gerontology group and in a research project New dynamics of longevity and the changing needs for services (COCTEL) at the Tampere University (the University of Tampere until Jan 2019) since 2006, excluding academic year 2016 - 2017 during which I was working at the Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR), the University of Tampere. In March – August 209 I worked at Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.
Peer-reviewed scientific articles
Vargese, SS, Halonen P, Raitanen J, Forma L, Jylhä M, Aaltonen M. Comorbidities in dementia during the last years of life: a register study of patterns and time differences in Finland. Aging Clin Exp Res (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-021-01867-2
Aaltonen M, Martin-Matthews A, Pulkki J, Eskola P, Jolanki O. Experiences of people with memory disorders and their spouse carers on influencing formal care: “They ask my wife questions that they should ask me”. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1471301221994300
Aaltonen M, El Adam S, Martin-Matthews A, Sakamoto M, Strumpf E, McGrail K. Dementia and poor continuity of primary care delay hospital discharge in older adults: a population-based study from 2001 to 2016. Journal of American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). 2020 Dec 23;S1525-8610(20)31016-1.doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.11.030. Online ahead of print.
Forma L, Aaltonen M, Raitanen J, Anthun KS, Kalseth J (2020): Place of death among older people in Finland and Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Accepted for publication.
Pulkki J, Aaltonen M, Raitanen J, Rissanen P, Jylhä M, Forma L. (2019). Purchases of medicines among community-dwelling older people: comparing people in the last 2 years of life and those who lived at least 2 years longer. European Journal of Ageing. First Online 14 November 2019. pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-019-00543-9
Aaltonen M, Van Aerschot L. Unmet care needs are common among community-dwelling older people with memory problems in Finland. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. First Published December 8, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494819890800
Aaltonen, M. S., Forma, L. P., Pulkki, J. M., Raitanen, J. A., Rissanen, P., & Jylhä, M. K. (2019). The Joint Impact of Age at Death and Dementia on Long-Term Care Use in the Last Years of Life: Changes From 1996 to 2013 in Finland. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333721419870629
Aaltonen Mari, Raitanen Jani, Comijs Hannie, Broese van Groenou Marjolein (2018). Trends in the use of care among people aged 65–85 with cognitive impairment in the Netherlands. Ageing & Society. 1–30. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18000752
Jørgensen Terese Sara Høj , Fors Stefan, Nilsson Charlotte Juul, Enroth Linda, Aaltonen Mari, Sundberg Louise, Brønnum-Hansen Henrik, Strand Bjørn Heine, Chang Milan, Jylhä Marja. (2018). The ageing populations in the Nordic countries : mortality and longevity from 1990 to 2014. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2018 Jun 1: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1403494818780024
Forma Leena, Aaltonen Mari, Pulkki Jutta, Raitanen Jani, Rissanen Pekka, Seinelä Lauri, Valvanne Jaakko, Jylhä Marja. (2018). Pitkäaikaishoito viimeisenä elinvuotena: Vertailussa suuret kaupungit ja muu Suomi 2002-2013 (In English Long-term care in the last year of life: Comparison between the major cities and the rest of Finland 2002-2013). Suomen Lääkärilehti 73 (38), 2086-2091. (in Finnish only)
Forma Leena, Rissanen Pekka, Aaltonen Mari, Pulkki Jutta, Raitanen Jani, Jylhä Marja. (2018). Vanhuusiän ympärivuorokautinen pitkäaikaishoito keskittyy yhä selvemmin viimeisiin elinvuosiin: Vuosien 2001-2003 ja 2009-2011 vertailu (In English Long-term care for older people is increasingly focused on the last few years of life: Comparison between 2001-2003 and 2009-2011). Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 83 (4), 399-411. (in Finnish only).
Kauppi Maarit, Raitanen Jani, Stenholm Sari, Aaltonen Mari, Enroth Linda, Jylhä Marja. (2017). Predictors of long-term care among nonagenarians: the Vitality 90 + Study with linked data of the care registers. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 30(8):913-919. http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:uta-201809132528
Aaltonen M, Raitanen J, Forma L, Pulkki J, Rissanen P. Change over time in the use of care in the last 5 years among people with dementia. Innovation in Aging, Volume 1, Issue suppl 1, 1 July 2017, Pages 542–543, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.1916 . Conference proceeding.
Aaltonen M, Raitanen J, Forma L, Pulkki J, Rissanen P. Longer lives mean higher need for long-term care at the end-of-life. Innovation in Aging, Volume 1, Issue suppl 1, 1 July 2017, Pages 65, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.264. Conference proceeding.
Masuchi Y, Jylhä M, Raitanen J, Aaltonen M. (2017). The place of death among people with dementia in Finland - the change from 1998 to 2013. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring 10: 86–93. Published online 2017 Nov 6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dadm.2017.10.006
Aaltonen M, Forma L, Pulkki J, Raitanen J, Rissanen P, Jylhä M.(2017). Changes in older people’s care profiles during the last two years of life, 1996-1998 and 2011-2013: a retrospective nationwide study in Finland. BMJ Open 7(11):e015130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015130
Enroth L, Aaltonen M, Raitanen J, Nosraty L, Jylhä M. (2017). Does use of long‑term care differ between occupational classes among the oldest old? Vitality 90 + Study. European Journal of Ageing. Published Online. 10.1007/s10433-017-0445-0 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10433-017-0445-0
Forma L, Jylhä M, Pulkki J, Aaltonen M, Raitanen J, Rissanen P. (2017). Trends in the use and costs of round-the-clock long-term care in the last two years of life among old people between 2002 and 2013 in Finland. BMC Health Services Research 17: 668. 10.1186/s12913-017-2615-3 https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-017-2615-3
Forma L, Aaltonen M, Pulkki J, Raitanen J, Rissanen P, Jylhä M (2017). Long-term care is increasingly concentrated in the last years of life: a change from 2000 to 2011. Eur J Public Health. 27 (4): 665–669. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckw260
Forma L, Aaltonen M, Pulkki J, Raitanen J, Rissanen P, Jylhä M (2017): Care service use in two years preceding suicide among older adults - comparison with those who died a natural death and those who lived longer. European Journal of Ageing 14 (2):143–153
Aaltonen M, Pulkki J, Forma L, Raitanen J, Rissanen P, Jylhä M (2016). Dementialääkkeiden kustannukset ja Kela-korvaukset moninkertaistuivat viimeisinä elinvuosina. Lääkärilehti, 71 (43): 2723-2729. (In English Costs for antidementia medicine purchases and SII reimbursements increased between the years 2002 and 2013. )
Forma L, Aaltonen M, Pietilä I (2016): Vanhojen naisten ja miesten erilainen sosiaali- ja terveyspalvelujen käyttö – ovatko syynä erilaiset tarpeet vai erilainen kohtelu? Gerontologia 30 (3): 131-142. (in Finnish).
Pulkki Jutta, Jylhä Marja, Forma Leena, Aaltonen Mari, Raitanen Jani, Rissanen Pekka (2016) Long-term care use among old people in their last 2 years of life: variations across Finland. Health and Social Care in the Community. 24(4):439-49. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12224
Lehto Vilhelmiina, Seinelä Lauri, Aaltonen Mari (2015) Tehostetun palveluasumisenasukkaiden siirrot – taustatekijät ja siirtojen syyt. Gerontologia 29(1): 12-24.
Aaltonen Mari, Raitanen Jani, Forma Leena, Pulkki Jutta, Rissanen Pekka, Jylhä Marja (2014) Burdensome transitions at the end of life among long-term care residents with dementia. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 15:643-648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.04.018
Forma L, M Aaltonen M, Rissanen P, Raitanen J, Jylha M. (2013). Age and Closeness of Death as Determinants of long-term care use in Finland from 1998 to 2006. Gerontologist, 53, 77. Conference proceeding.
Pulkki Jutta, Aaltonen Mari, Forma Leena, Jylhä Marja, Raitanen Jani, Rissanen Pekka. (2014) Pitkäaikaishoito kunnissa vanhuuden viimeisinä vuosina. Palvelujen käytön erot ja muutokset vuosina 2002−2008 (In English Differences in long-term care use between municipalities. Change between 2002-2008). Kunnallistieteellinen aikakauslehti vol 42 (1): 27-43.
Aaltonen Mari, Forma Leena, Rissanen Pekka, Raitanen Jani, Jylhä Marja. (2013). Effects of municipality factors on care transitions. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 41 (6), 604-615.
Aaltonen Mari, Rissanen Pekka, Forma Leena, Raitanen Jani, Jylhä Marja. (2012). The impact of dementia on care transitions during the last two years of life. Age and Ageing 41 (1), 52-57. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afr133
Forma Leena, Jylhä Marja, Aaltonen Mari, Raitanen Jani, Rissanen Pekka. (2011). Municipal variation in health and social service use in the last 2 years of life among old people. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 39 (4), 361-370.
Forma Leena, Rissanen Pekka, Aaltonen Mari, Raitanen Jani, Jylhä Marja. (2011). Dementia as a determinant of social and health service use in the last two years of life 1996-2003. BMC Geriatrics 11 (14).
Aaltonen Mari, Forma Leena, Rissanen Pekka, Raitanen Jani, Jylhä Marja. (2010). Transitions in health and social service system at the end of life. European Journal of Ageing 7 (2), 91-100.
Forma Leena, Rissanen Pekka, Aaltonen Mari, Raitanen Jani, Jylhä Marja. (2009). Age and closeness of death as determinants of health and social care utilization: a case-control study. European Journal of Public Health 19 (3), 313-318. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckp028
I am a principal investigator of the Vitality 90+ Study, which is a multidisciplinary research project on health, functioning, living conditions, quality of life and care needs among the oldest old individuals. My background is in public health and I got my PhD in health sciences in 2017 at the University of Tampere. In my PhD theses, I examined socioeconomic inequalities in health, functioning, mortality and round-the-clock care in people aged 90+. More recently, my research has focused on the societal consequences of lengthening old age. In particular, I have examined time trends in health expectancies and health inequalities and predictors of health and social service use. In addition, I am interested in air temperature-related public health effects such as quality of life, health care use and mortality among older people.
Health and functioning
Health and social care services
2022- Chair in the Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research
2022- Board member in the Nordic Gerontological Federation
2022- Member of the Faculty Council, Tampere University, Faculty of Social Sciences
2020-2021 Board member in Gerontology Research Center
2015-2022 Board member in the Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research, A deputy member 2018-2022
2017-2020 Secretary and an accountant in the Nordic Gerontological Federation
2018-2020 Deputy member of the board in the GeroCenter Foundation
2014-2016 Membership secretary in the Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research
Enroth L, Halonen P, Tiainen K, Raitanen J, Jylhä M. 2023. Cohort profile: The Vitality 90+ Study. A cohort study on health and living conditions of the oldest old in Tampere, Finland. BMJ open, 13(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068509
Vargese S, Jylhä M, Raitanen J, Enroth L, Halonen P, Aaltonen M. 2023. Dementia-related disability in the population aged 90 years and over: Differences over time and the role of comorbidity in the Vitality 90+ Study. BMC Geriatrics 23(1), 276. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-023-03980-5
Halonen P, Enroth L, Tiainen K, Jylhä M 2022. Dementia and related comorbidities in the population aged 90 and over in the Vitality 90+ Study, Finland: patterns and trends from 2001 to 2018. Journal of Aging and Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/08982643221123451
Enroth L, Jasilionis D, Németh L, Strand BH, Tanjung I, Sundberg L, Fors S, Jylhä M & Brønnum-Hansen H. Changes in socioeconomic differentials in old age life expectancy in four Nordic countries – The impact of educational expansion and education-specific mortality. European Journal of Ageing, 19, 161–173. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-022-00698-y
Enroth L, Fors S 2021. Trends in the social class inequalities in disability and self-rated health: Repeated cross-sectional surveys from Finland and Sweden 2001-2018. International Journal of Public Health, 66:645513. https://doi.org/10.3389/ijph.2021.645513
Kananen L, Enroth L, Raitanen J, Jylhävä J, Bürkle A, Moreno Villanueva M, Bernhardt J, Toussaint O, Grubeck Loebenstein B, Malavolta M, Basso A, Piacenza F, Collino S, Gonos E.S, Sikora E, Gradinaru D, Jansen E.H.J.M, Dollé M.E.T, Salmon M, Stuetz W, Weber D, Grune T, Breusing N, Simm A, Capri M, Franceschi C, Slagboom P.E, Talbot D.C.S, Libert C, Koskinen S, Bruunsgaard H, Hansen Å.M, Lund R, Hurme M, Jylhä M 2021. Self rated health in individuals with and without disease is associated with multiple biomarkers representing multiple biological domains. Scientific Reports 11, 6139. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85668-7
Enroth L, Pulkki J 2021. Aistivaikeudet, arki ja toimintakyky 90 vuotta täyttäneillä. (Sensory difficulties, everyday life and functional ability among people aged 90+). Gerontologia, 35(2), 121-137. https://doi.org/10.23989/gerontologia.96102
Enroth L, Raitanen J, Halonen P, Tiainen K, Jylhä M 2021. Trends of Physical Functioning, Morbidity, and Disability-Free Life Expectancy Among the Oldest Old: Six Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys Between 2001 and 2018 in the Vitality 90+ Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 76(7), 1227-1233. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa144
Enroth L, Veenstra M, Aartsen M, Kjær AA, Juul Nilsson C & Fors S 2019. Are there educational disparities in health among the oldest old? Evidence from the Nordic countries. European Journal of Ageing, 16, 415-424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-019-00517-x
Hoogendijk EO, van der Noordt M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, Deeg DJH, Huisman M, Enroth L & Jylhä M 2019. Sex differences in healthy life expectancy among nonagenarians: A multistate survival model using data from the Vitality 90+ study. Experimental Gerontology, 116, 80-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2018.12.015
Halonen P, Raitanen J, Enroth L, Jämsen E & Jylhä M 2019. Chronic conditions and multimorbidity in population aged 90 years and over: associations with mortality and long-term care admission. Age and Ageing, 48(4), 564-570. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz019
Nosraty L, Pulkki J, Raitanen J, Enroth L & Jylhä M 2019. Successful Aging as a Predictor of Long-Term Care Among Oldest Old: The Vitality 90+ Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 38(4), 553-571. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464817716968
Jylhä M, Enroth L, Halonen P (2019). Vanhoista vanhimpien terveys ja toimintakyky. Duodecim, 135 (11), 1085-1091.
Enroth L, Aaltonen M, Raitanen J, Nosraty L & Jylhä M 2018. Does use of long-term care differ between occupational classes among the oldest old? Vitality 90+ Study. European Journal of Ageing, 15(2), 143-153. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10433-017-0445-0
Jørgensen TSH, Fors S, Nilsson CJ, Enroth L, Aaltonen M, Sundberg L, Brønnum-Hansen H, Strand BH, Chang M ja Jylhä M. 2018. The ageing populations in the Nordic countries: mortality and longevity from 1990-2014. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 47(6), 611-617. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.608
Kauppi M, Raitanen J, Stenholm S, Aaltonen M, Enroth L & Jylhä M 2018. Predictors of long-term care among nonagenarians: the Vitality 90 + Study with linked data of the care registers. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 30(8), 913-919. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-017-0869-6
Halonen P, Enroth L, Jylhä M, Tiainen K. 2017. Pitkäaikaissairaudet ja monisairastavuus hyvin vanhoilla sekä niiden yhteys toimintakykyyn ja itse arvioituun terveyteen-Tervaskannot 90+ -tutkimus. (Chronic conditions and multimorbidity - associations with functioning and self-rated health among nonagenarians: The Vitality 90+ Study). Gerontologia, 31(4), 269-281. https://doi.org/10.23989/gerontologia.65943
Enroth L, Raitanen J, Hervonen A, Lehtimäki T, Jylhävä J, Hurme M & Jylhä M 2016. Cardiometabolic and Inflammatory Biomarkers as Mediators between Educational Level and Functioning at the Age of 90 Years. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(3), 412–419. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glv105
Enroth L, Raitanen J, Hervonen A, Nosraty L & Jylhä M. 2015. Is Socioeconomic Status a Predictor of Mortality in Nonagenarians? The Vitality 90+ Study. Age and Ageing, 44, 123-129. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu092
Nosraty L, Enroth L, Raitanen J, Hervonen A & Jylhä M. 2015. Do Successful Agers Live Longer? The Vitality 90+ Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 27(1), 35-53. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264314535804
Enroth L, Raitanen J, Hervonen A & Jylhä M. 2013. Do Socioeconomic Health Differences Persist in Nonagenarians? The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68(5), 837-847. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbt067
Jylhä M, Enroth L & Luukkaala T. 2013. Trends of functioning and health in nonagenarians − the Vitality 90+ Study. In Robine JM. Jagger C. & Crimmins E. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 33, ”Healthy Longevity”. Springer Publishing Company, 313-332.
Helminen S, Sarkeala T, Enroth L, Hervonen A & Jylhä M. 2012. Vanhoista vanhimpien terveys ja elämäntilanne – tuloksia vuoden 2010 Tervaskannot 90+ -tutkimuksesta. Gerontologia, 26(3), 162–171. https://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:uta-201702131130
Enroth L. 2017. Doctoral thesis: Social inequality in the health of the oldest old: Socioeconomic differences in health, functioning, mortality and long-term care use in the population aged 90+. University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland. Tampere University Press. (Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis 1840). http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0599-4
Enroth L. 2011. Master’s thesis: Sosioekonomiset erot vanhoista vanhimpien terveydessä. Tampereen yliopisto. http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:uta-1-21599
Future Automation Systems and Technologies Laboratory (FAST-Lab.)
Jose Luis Martinez Lastra currently works as Professor at FAST-Lab., Tampere University (FINLAND). Jose L. does research in Automation, Industrial Informatics, Industrial Cyberphysical Systems, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The main application domains for Jose L. research are: Factory Automation, Healthcare Automation and Smart Mobility.
Samuel Olaiya Afolaranmi is a researcher at Tampere University. He received a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering from the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria in 2008, B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2010, and M.Sc. in Automation Engineering from Tampere University of Technology, Finland in 2018. Samuel worked in the telecommunications and Industrial automation sector in Nigeria between 2011 and 2014. He is currently working in different EU-funded research projects, and he is also involved in collaborating with researchers from different European countries for the purpose of writing proposals to seek funding from published EU calls within the domains of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Circular Economy. His research interests include Robotics, AI, Cyber-physical systems, Smart environments, and Security.
- Managing EU funded research and innovation projects
- Conducting research related to AI, robotics and smart environments
- Preparation of EU Horizon Europe proposals
- Supporting B.Sc./M.Sc. teaching activites
Field of expertise
- Industrial robot programming (ABB, FANUC and Yaskawa)
- Industrial communication protocols (ProfiBus, CAN etc)
- Project management
Future Automation Systems and Technologies (FAST-Lab)
Robotics, Automation and AI
Saigopal Vasudevan is a Project Researcher for the FASTLab research group, at Tampere University. He has a B.E (bachelor’s degree) in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, India in 2016 and a M.Sc. in Factory Automation and Industrial Engineering from Tampere University, Finland in 2019.
Mr. Vasudevan has worked in the automation industry as a Roboticist for a year, between 2016 and 2017.
He is currently working in the project REMODEL from the EU H2020 funding program (2019-2023); where the aim is to develop hardware and software technologies to manipulate complex Deformable Linear Objects (DLOs) using robotic manipulators.
He is also working in the project AGILEHAND from the Horizon Europe funding program (2023-2025); where the aim is to develop intelligent and rapid configurable production lines for the Mindful and Nimble Manipulation of Heterogenous and Mobile Organic Objects.
He was also working in the project AISOLA of the INSO profiling action (2020-2021), which is funded by the academy of Finland; whose objective is to assess social isolation and to prevent the onset of perceived loneliness in older adults, with a focus on developing and utilizing dedicated AI systems.
In addition to working as a researcher, he also involved in collaborating for proposals, representing Tampere University, for the Horizon funding program of the EU with considerable success.
Mr. Vasudevan’s interests include Robotics, Bimanual Robot Manipulation, AI systems, Industrial Informatics & Automation, Industrial Design and Rapid-Protyping
Conducting research and executing Technical tasks.
Contributing to publications and project deliverables.
Managing personnel efforts on Task and Work Package level, co-ordination of dissemmination activities.
Scheduling the execution of tasks and ensuring relevant milestones are achieved.
Writing proposals for future projects' funding.
Wireless positioning team (TLTPOS)
Prof. E.S. Lohan received an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnics University of Bucharest (1997), a DEA degree in Econometrics at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (1998), and a PhD degree in Telecommunications from Tampere University of Technology (2003). She is now a Full Professor at the Electrical Engineering unit at Tampere University (former Tampere University of Technology) and a Visiting Professor at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain (spcomnav group). She is leading a research group on Signal processing for wireless positioning (www.cs.tut.fi/tlt/pos). She is a co-editor of the first book on Galileo satellite system (Springer "Galileo Positioning technology"), co-editor of a Springer book on "Multi-technology positioning", and author or co-author in more than 250 international peer-reviewed publications, 6 patents and inventions. She is also an associate Editor for RIN Journal of Navigation and for IET Journal on Radar, Sonar, and Navigation. She is now the coordinator of the H2020 MSCA European Joint Doctorate A-WEAR (www.a-wear.eu), 2019-2022.
Field of expertise
signal processing for wireless positioning; GNSS algorithms; wearable computing; privacy-aware indoor and outdoor localization; digital contact tracing; interference detection, mitigation, and classification; RF fingerprinting; IoT localization
Wireless positioning, UMTS/WCDMA mobile positioning, GNSS (Galileo, GPS and modernised GPS, GLONASS, Beidou), CDMA signal processing algorithms, baseband receiver processing such as acquisition and tracking, Binary Offset Carrier (BOC) modulation studies, accurate tracking in multipath channels, unambiguous acquisition of BOC/MBOC signals, sidelobe cancellation methods, wireless channel modelling, Carrier To Noise Ratio (CNR) estimators, Simulink-based models for Galileo and GPS receivers, WLAN-based positioning, cellular based positioning, user-driven Location Based Services, user surveys and statistical analysis, compressed sensing for WLAN localisation, 3D localisation and floor detection, spectrum sensing for location purposes, signals of opportunity, 5G positioning, convergence of communication and navigation signals, users mobility models, privacy and physical layer security in mobile localisation, interference detection, classification, mitigation, and localization, location-based beamforming, IoT communication and localization, communication and positioning algorthims for commercial aviation, general aviation and Unmanned Aerial Vehickes (UAVs), location-based e-health applications, industrial internet, etc.