Research group

The interdiscplinary research is conducted in three departments at two Finnish universities: Department of Language and Communication Studies and Department of Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä and Work Research Centre at Tampere University.

Mikko Villi

Professor of Journalism
Department of Language and Communication Studies
University of Jyväskylä

Principal investigator

Mikko is Professor of Journalism in the Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä. In the Media Work 2030 project, his strengths lie in his expertise regarding the changes in the networked media and communication landscape. Mikko is an avid cyclist and ultimate frisbee player.

Email me: mikko.villi@jyu.fi
Twitter: @mvilli

Sub-project principal investigators:

Tiina Parviainen

Director, University Researcher
Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research
University of Jyväskylä

Sub-project PI

Tiina Parviainen directs the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research in University of Jyväskylä, Department of Psychology. With PhD in psychology, her background is in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, and her research interests cover brain development and plasticity, as well as interaction between brain, body and mind in determining human wellbeing and competence. Tiina also develops ways to promote access to and use of brain knowledge in the society.

Email me: tiina.m.parviainen@jyu.fi
Twitter: @parviainentiina

Mia Tammelin

Academy Research Fellow
Work Research Centre
Tampere University

Sub-project PI

Mia Tammelin is academy research fellow at the Work Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University. She has been studying changing world of work and is now concentrating on digitalization of work, and continues studying work-family relations. Mia is keen on small outdoor tasks and maintenance, such as painting and renewing old furniture.

Email me: mia.tammelin@tuni.fi

Project members

Taru Feldt

Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Jyväskylä

Taru currently works as a Professor at the Department of Psychology in the University of Jyväskylä. The common threads of her scientific research have been employee well-being and motivation in working life.

Email me: taru.feldt@jyu.fi

Johanna Rantanen

Senior Researcher
Department of Psychology
University of Jyväskylä

Johanna Rantanen specializes in work and personality psychology and currently works as a senior researcher in the Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä. In the Media Work 2030 project her main responsibilities lie in data management and analyses of the quantitative data. Johanna enjoys stimulating discussions, good food, dancing, yoga and nature.

Email me: k.johanna.rantanen@jyu.fi

Anu Sivunen

Professor of Communication
Department of Language and Communication Studies
University of Jyväskylä

Anu Sivunen is Professor of Communication in the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä. Her research focuses on communication processes and identity issues in global virtual teams, flexible work arrangements, work spaces, and the affordances of new communication technologies, such as enterprise social media.

Email me: anu.e.sivunen@jyu.fi
Twitter: @asivunen

Tiina Saari

Postdoctoral researcher
Work Research Centre, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Tampere University

Tiina Saari works as a postdoctoral researcher in Work Research Centre in Tampere University. Her research interests include employee well-being and employees’ attitudes, for example organizational commitment, work engagement and psychological contracts in both blue-collar and white collar occupations.

Email me: tiina.saari@tuni.fi

Salla-Maaria Laaksonen

Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Consumer Society Research
University of Helsinki

Salla-Maaria Laaksonen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Consumer Society Research at the University of Helsinki. Her research intersects with media and communication studies, technology studies and organization studies, focusing on topics such as social media analytics in organizations, organizing on digital platforms and organizational reputation in the hybrid media system. She’s an early Internet adopter and lover who managed to turn that into a profession.

Email me: salla.laaksonen@helsinki.fi
Twitter: @jahapaula

Minna Koivula

PhD Student in Journalism
Department of Language and Communication Studies
University of Jyväskylä

Minna Koivula is a PhD student in the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä. Her dissertation project looks at creative work and innovations in media organizations. She likes tea, books and all things internet.

Email me: minna.r.h.koivula@student.jyu.fi
Twitter: @miimh

Pessi Lyyra

Post-doctoral Researcher
Department of Psychology
University of Jyväskylä

Pessi Lyyra works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä with a multi-disciplinary research background focusing on consciousness, body and perception. His pastime passions include sports, nature and prehistory.

Email me: pessi.lyyra@jyu.fi
Twitter: @pessilyyra

Paul Jonker-Hoffrén

Post-doctoral Researcher
Faculty of Social Sciences
Tampere University

Paul Jonker-Hoffrén’s current project concerns labour market participation of self-employed workers, but his other main research interest is labour market relations. He plays guitar and bass and thinks art and food are important.

Email me: paul.jonker-hoffren@tuni.fi

Armi Mustosmäki

Post-doctoral Researcher
Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Tampere University

Armi Mustosmäki works as postdoctoral researcher in gender studies at Tampere University, Faculty of social sciences. Her research has focused on the Nordic welfare state and working life model from a comparative perspective including its gendered and classed outcomes as well as sectoral differences. Her current work focuses on Finnish corporatist regime, changing power relations and the influence the social partners have in social and employment policies and gender in/equality in work life.

Email me: armi.mustosmaki@tuni.fi
Twitter: @Amustosmaki

Scientific advisory board

  • Professor Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam)
  • Professor Robert Picard (University of Oxford, Yale University)
  • Professor Lucy Küng (University of Oslo, University of Oxford)
  • Professor Tuomo Alasoini (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
  • Professor Lauri Parkkonen (Aalto University)

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