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I am a Doctoral Student in Social Policy with a research focus on informal care with the overall development in Finnish social care for older adults with care needs as an important context. I use qualitative and quantitative methods in my Thesis that consists of four studies. 

In 2018-2021, I coordinated and worked with the evaluation of the Expert Caregiver project [Erfarenhetsmentorer för närståendevårdare] led by Fredrica Nyqvist, where we trained former caregivers to become peer supports to current caregivers. It was a collaboration between Åbo Akademi University, Novia University of Applied Sciences and NGO Folkhälsan. I am also involved in the gerontological regional data base and GERDA survey in 2016 and 2021.

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