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Anneli Anttonen

Anneli Anttonen
• Doctor of social sciences
• Professor in social policy, University of Tampere
• Docent in social policy, University of Joensuu
• Visiting professor in Sweden, Stockholm University, Department of Social Work, 2004.
• Research fellow in the UK, University of Leeds, Department of Sociology and Social Policy (2002), Visiting scholar in the University of Kent, Department of Social and Public Policy and Social Work, Canterbury (1994)
• Visiting scholar in Germany, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Institut für Sozialpolitik, 1999.
• Visiting scholar/lecturer in the USA, University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work (1997), University of California, Berkeley, Beatrice M. Bain Research Group (1990), City University of New York, Hunter College/School of Social Work and The New School for Social Research (1989),
• Member of the editorial board of Janus 2003- and 1995-1997 (the Journal of Social Policy and Social Work Associations in Finland), Nora (Nordic Journal of Women’s Studies) 2000-, Chief editor and member of editorial board of Naistutkimus-Kvinnoforskning (the Finnish Journal of Women's Studies) 1997-1999.
• Consultant in "Social Policy in a development context", UNRISD (2002-2003), "Care Work Security", ILO (2000-2001)
• Expert in "Paying for Care: Repercussions for Women who Care", OECD (1998-2000)
• Main research interests: Welfare state theory; comparative social care research; feminist social policy, care and social capital

Teppo Kröger

Teppo Kröger
• Doctor of social sciences 1997 (University of Tampere)
• Adjunct professor of social work at the University of Tampere
• Senior lecturer of social work at the University of Jyväskylä
• Visiting research fellow at the University of Kent at Canterbury 1998
• Administrative co-ordinator of the SOCCARE project
• Board member of the Nordic Committee of Schools of Social Work
• Founder and co-ordinator of the NORDPLUS network "Family-based social work in the Nordic countries"
• Member of editorial board of the journal "Nordisk Sosialt Arbeid" (Nordic Social Work)
• Member of advisory board of the European Journal of Social Work
• Board member of the Foundation for Research on Disability
• Research interests: care services for older people and families with children, disability research, comparative research.

Lina van Aerschot

Lina van Aerschot
• M.Soc.Sc. (Tampereen yliopisto)
• Researcher, doctoral student in social policy
• Research topics: elderly care policies and the effect of socio-economic status on the use of care services among the elderly

Katja Repo

Katja Repo
• M. Soc. Sc. 1995, Lic.Soc.Sc. 2002, D.Soc.Sc. 2010 (University of Tampere)
• Research fellow at the University of Tampere
• Visiting scholar at the University of Kent in 1997.
• Worked in international project SOCCARE
• Research interests: poverty, pension- and social service systems, child home care allowance and the questions concerning family, work and care.

Tapio Rissanen

Tapio Rissanen
• M. Soc. Sc. (University of Tampere)
• Research fellow, doctoral student on social policy
• Research work concentrates on work and family issues, such as working women, the use of child home care allowance and equality in working life

Jorma Sipilä

Jorma Sipilä
• Ph.D.1976 (University of Helsinki)
• Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Tampere 1982-, rector 1998-2004, chancellor 2004-.
• Visiting scholar or Senior research fellow: Columbia 1989, California 1990, Kent 1994.
• Editor-in chief of Janus 1996-97 (the Journal of Social Policy Association in Finland)
• Editorial board of the Scandinavian (now International) Journal of Social Welfare.

Liina Sointu

Liina Sointu
• M. Soc. Sc. (University of Tampere)
• Research fellow, doctoral student on social policy
• Research work concerning especially care of older people, spatiality of care and home as a site of care

Heli Valokivi

Heli Valokivi
• Doctor of social sciences (University of Tampere)
• Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Tampere, Pori Unit
• Being in on several research projects
• Research interests: case management, client's voice and participation, social and health care services for older people

Minna Zechner

Minna Zechner
• D.Soc.Sc. 2010 (University of Tampere)
• Research fellow, doctoral student on social policy
• Research work concerning especially consolidation between working life and family life, care of children and older people, comparative research and transnationality.

 

The following people have worked as trainees in the projects of the research group:

Outi Jaakkola, 2006
Kati Pynnönen, 2006
Jukka Syväterä, 2005