Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Humanities, University of Brighton, UK, 2018 (expected)

Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health, University College London, UK, 2013

Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, Pirkanmaa University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland, 2008

Other selected courses and education

Basic studies in philosophy and politics research, Open University, Jyväskylä, Finland  (35 ECTS)

Physiotherapy for dizziness and balance disorders, Linköping University, Sweden, 2008 (5.5 ECTS)

Finnish Matriculation Examination, Kaurialan lukio, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 2004

Language skills

Finnish, native

English, bilingual proficiency

Swedish, limited working proficiency

German and Spanish, elementary proficiency

Russian, no proficiency

Current positions

PhD candidate, University of Brighton, School of Humanities,  Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, October 2014-

Freelance columnist, Fysioterapia – the journal of the Finnish Association of Physiotherapists, January 2016-

Work experience

Physiotherapist, City of Hämeenlinna, 2011 and 2012

Physiotherapists, Municipality of Janakkala, 2009-2011

Physiotherapists, City of Valkeakoski, 2008 and 2009

Salesperson, Blackhorse / Finnwear / Nanso Oy, 2004-2005, and as a holiday help 1999-2006

Teaching experience

Undergraduate teaching (BA programme), Is revolutionary art possible in the age of mass culture? Adorno, Horkheimer, Benjamin, and the Avant-garde (lecture), University of Brighton, School of Humanities, November 20, 2017

Undergraduate teaching (BA programme) on the following courses: Historical inquiry, Democracy and Understanding Society in Globalizing World, University of Brighton, School of Humanities, October 2016 – February 2018

Postgraduate teaching (MSc programme), Ethics in geriatric rehabilitation (lecture)
University of Brighton, School of Health Science, March 12, 2015

Postgraduate teaching (MSc programme), seminars on geriatric physiotherapy
University of Brighton, School of Health Science, March 9 and 13, 2015


Research Student Conference Support Fund, University of Brighton, for presenting a paper at an international conference, £800, 2016

Suomen Psykofyysisen Fysioterapian yhdistys, for co-writing a peer-reviewed article, 500€, 2018

Other academic activities

Committee memberships:

Shakespeare and philosophy -project, 2017-

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT), 2016–

Critical Studies Research Group, 2014–2017



Aspect – Portal for Evidence-based physiotherapy in mental health (in Finnish), 2018 –


Other memberships:

The International Council of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health, interested colleague, 2014-

Citizenship and Dementia: International Research Network, 2014-


Memberships of ethics committees:

Research Ethics and Governance Committee, University of Brighton, 2015–2017


Memberships of editorial boards:

Critical Studies (peer-reviewed), Critical Studies Research Group, 2015–2017

Thanatos (peer-reviewed), Finnish Death Studies Association, 2014–