I currently work as a postdoctoral reseacher in the University of Turku in my own project Alongside Dementia (funded by the Academy of Finland 2020-2023). My fields of expertise are Finnish language, conversation analysis, institutional interaction, healthcare interaction, multicultural interaction, and shared decision making. I am also the chair of the Centre for the Study of Language and Wellbeing.

Blog Posts


    Alongside Dementia (Academy of Finland)
    Heart Talk
    Social inclusion, interaction, and mental illness (Academy of Finland)
    Multicultural encounters in primary care


    International Society for Conversation Analysis (ISCA)
    International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
    Centre for the Study of Language and Wellbeing LaWe
    Centrum för demensforskning CEDER’s researcher community, Linköping University
    Kotikielen Seura (the Society for the Study of Finnish)
    Suomen Kielen Seura (Society for Finnish Language,
    Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura (SKS, The Finnish Literature Society)
    the Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics (AFinLA)
    the Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG)

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