Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Humanities, University of Brighton, UK, expected 2017-2018

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 (significant) 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-

Part-time lecturer (hourly paid), University of Brighton, October 2016-June 2017

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

Previous 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) on the following courses: Historical inquiry, Democracy and Understanding Society in Globalizing World, October 3, 2016-June 30, 2017

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

Other academic activities

Memberships and committee memberships:

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT), 2016–

Critical Physiotherapy Network, 2015–

Critical Studies Research Group, 2014–


Memberships in ethics committees:

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


Memberships in editorial boards:

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

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