Academy Research Fellow
I have long experience in working together with West African researchers, mainly from Burkina Faso and Benin. Our work is in the field of microbiology, both research and capacity building. The projects concentrate on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and pathogenic bacteria in humans and environment. We organize training for students and experts in the related subjects.
Senior Research Scientist
I am an ecologist-biogeographer interested in biodiversity of all kinds of organisms inhabiting the Earth. My research focuses on both aquatic and terrestrial systems, ranging from topics like rarity through taxon, functional and phylogenetic biodiversity patterns to ecosystem functions. I am currently working as Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Environment Institute's Freshwater Centre.
Collaborative natural resource governance
Currently writing doctoral thesis on the rationale of Finnish actors for development cooperation in Southern Africa from the 1980s to the 1990s. The aim is above all to answer the question of why people wanted to engage in development cooperation in Africa and what were the reasons they used to justify it for themselves and others. Has before done research on relation between sports and society in contemporary subjects, and master's thesis handled Finnish ambassadorial views on Idi Amin Uganda in 1971-1979.