From Brain Waves to Wellbeing: Minna Huotilainen’s Insights on Educator Wellness

With expertise in both neuroscience and education, Minna Huotilainen is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of educators. As the course ‘Neuroscientific Approach to Teacher and Educator Wellbeing’ draws closer, she shares more about her career and research journey. My background is in neuroscience. I started studying the human brain already in the early 1990s, so … Continued

“Research is often going down paths that no one has trodden before”

Meet Johnny Dyreborg, one of the course leaders for our upcoming course “From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety.” In this course leader interview, Dyreborg shares insights into his research journey, career highlights, and the critical need to bridge the gap between research and practical applications in Occupational Health and Safety. Background and … Continued

“Sleep is greatly undervalued but of vital importance for wellbeing and health”

In April it´s time for the course Associations Between Work Environment, Sleep, Health, and Safety. We asked professors and course leaders Dagfinn Matre and Bjørn Bjorvatn about their research careers and interests in the course subject. Dagfinn Matre holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark, and has experience in occupational health research … Continued

“We need to identify the relevant work environment factors that influence health, well-being and productivity among workers in the green sector”

As the course “Sustainable Industries, Sustainable Jobs? Work Environment in the Recycling Industry” approaches we asked course leader Live Bakke Finne about her research career and how she got invested in well-being among workers in the green sector. Live Bakke Finne combines psychology and sustainability in her research and has a background in occupational health … Continued

“It is crucial for researchers and practitioners to collaborate, both within and outside national borders”

Introducing the course Retaining and Reintegrating Workers with Cancer with course leaders Sietske Tamminga & Michiel Greidanus Sietske Tamminga started as a PhD-student in 2008 and was one of the first researchers that studied the return to work of cancer survivors in the Netherlands. Her curiosity and broad interests led her to become a researcher … Continued

“Building better job practices and positive leadership culture can be done practically in any circumstances, and without heavy financial investments”

We asked research professor and course leader Jari Hakanen about his research career and interest in positive psychology. “We need to address both the problems and the endless potential in human beings and organizations” My background is in social psychology. Before entering the world of work-life research as a burnout researcher at the Finnish Institute … Continued