Mentor pool

The FinEd mentor pool offers doctoral researchers the opportunity to seek expert advice within the educational field. The mentor pool consists of volunteer senior researchers. The mentors can, for example, guide the mentee to relevant literary sources, or help to improve the focus of the research plan. The mentors may participate in workshops and the annual FinEd seminar. Note that the FinEd also has international mentors in the mentor pool.

Guidelines for the doctoral researchers:

  • FinEd mentors do not offer official doctoral dissertation supervision, which is the responsibility of the supervisors nominated by the faculty. Therefore, it is wise to talk to and get a recommendation from one’s own supervisor before contacting a FinEd mentor.
  • When you contact a FinEd mentor, please mention that you are a member of the FinEd Network.
  • Preferably, mentors should be contacted during the annual FinEd seminars and the FERA Conference, and only at restricted times otherwise.

The FinEd Network’s mentor pool offers a unique networking channel for supervisors as well. In addition, post‑doctoral researchers are welcome to act as FinEd mentors. If you are interested in becoming a mentor for doctoral researchers, please contact the coordinator.

FinEd mentors

Päivi Atjonen, Professor, University of Eastern Finland
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Kristiina Brunila, Professor, University of Helsinki

Anja Heikkinen, Professor, University of Tampere

Laura Hirsto, Professor, University of Eastern Finland

Kaiju Kangas, Assistant professor, University of Helsinki

Kirsti Karila, Professor, University of Tampere

Jaakko Kauko, Professor, University of Tampere
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Leena Koski, Professor, University of Eastern Finland

Sonja Kosunen, Assistant professor, University of Helsinki

Erno Lehtinen, Professor, University of Turku

Miika Marttunen, Professor, University of Jyväskylä

Terhi Nokkala, Adjunct professor, University of Jyväskylä
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Päivi Palojoki, Professor, visiting scholar at University of Gothenburg (2021-2022).

Satu Perälä-Littunen, Title of Docent, University of Jyväskylä

Päivi Pihlaja, Title of Docent, University of Turku

Anna-Maija Poikkeus, Professor, University of Jyväskylä

Johanna Pöysä-Tarhonen, Senior Researcher, University of Jyväskylä

Päivi Rasi, Associate professor, University of Lapland

Piia Seppänen, Professor, University of Turku

Pirkko Siklander, Associate professor, University of Oulu
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Heikki Silvennoinen, Professor, University of Turku

Kristina Ström, Professor, Åbo Akademi

Auli Toom, Professor, University of Helsinki

Tuija Turunen, Professor, University of Lapland

Satu Uusiautti, Professor, University of Lapland
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Sanna Vehviläinen, Professor, University of Eastern Finland

International mentors:

Lucian Ciolan, Professor of Educational Policy and Research University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Romania

Yngve Nordkvelle, Professor, Inland Norway University College of Applied Sciences, Editor of Seminar.net, Norway

Marco Rieckmann, Professor of higher education development, University of Vechta, Faculty of Educational and Societal Sciences, Germany