Current Research Group

Principal investigators

 

Head of the group

Hanna Ebeling PhD, PI (since 2012)

Professor of Child Psychiatry

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu.

e-mail hanna.elina.ebeling(at)ppshp.fi

Tel. +358-405538306, +358-83155231

Publications

 

Irma Moilanen PhD, Co-PI, PI (1998–2012)

Emerita professor of Child Psychiatry

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Clinic of Child psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu.

e-mail irma.moilanen(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Research group

 

Jaana Alakortes MD, PhD

Child psychiatrist

Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University Hospital of Oulu

Special research interest: infant mental health and early interaction

e-mail jjalakortes(at)gmail.com

Publications

 

Katja Dindar PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

Research Unit of Logopedics, Faculty of Humanities

University of Oulu

Special research interest: social communication and social cognition in ASD

email katja.dindar(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Jenni Fyrsten MD, PhD student

Child psychiatrist

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu

Special research interest: little children, their mental health and relationship with their parents, parenting

e-mail jenni.fyrsten(at)mail.suomi.net

 

Sherin Elsheikh MD, PhD student

Child psychiatrist

Special research interest: ASD and ADHD in Egypt and Finland, inter-cultural comparisons

in collaboration with University of AinShams, Cairo

 

Tuula Hurtig PhD

Adjunct Professor, senior researcher

Clinic of Child Psychiatry, University Hospital of Oulu

Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu

Special research interest: neuropsychiatric disorders in children and adolescents

e-mail tuula.hurtig(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Leena Joskitt MSc

Biostatistician

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu

e-mail leena.joskitt(at)oulu.fi

 

Maria Junttila MA, PhD student

Primary school teacher, Myllyoja School, Oulu

Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu

Special research interests: Victimization and life management of children and youth with ASD

e-mail maria.johanna.junttila(at)gmail.com

 

Katja Jussila PhD student

Psychologist

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu

Special research interest: social responsiveness and diagnostics

e-mail katja.jussila(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Marko Kielinen PhD

University lecturer in special education, senior researcher

Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education, Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu

Special research interest: epidemiology, education, associated medical disorders, treatment, care and interventions of ASD

e-mail marko.kielinen(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Aija Kotila, MA, DI, PhD student

Speech and language therapist, researcher

Research Unit of Logopedics, Faculty of Humanities

University of Oulu.

Special research interest: socio-pragmatic comprehension and related fMRI analysis methods

e-mail aija.kotila(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Susanna Kovaniemi PhD student

Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University Hospital of Oulu

 

Sanna Kuusikko-Gauffin PhD

Psychologist, senior researcher

Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu

Special research interest: co-morbid anxiety, ASD on family level

e-mail sanna.kuusikkogauffin(at)gmail.com

Publications

 

Seppo Laukka PhD

Adjunct Professor

Faculty of Education

University of Oulu

e-mail seppo.laukka(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Soile Loukusa PhD

Speech and language therapist, Academy research fellow

Research Unit of Logopedics, Faculty of Humanities

University of Oulu

Special research interest: social and pragmatic communication in ASD

e-mail soile.loukusa(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Marja-Leena Mattila PhD

Pediatrician, senior researcher

Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University and University Hospital of Oulu

Special research interest: epidemiology

e-mail marja-leena.mattila(at)fimnet.fi

Publications

 

Leena Mäkinen PhD

Speech and language therapist, senior researcher

Research Unit of Logopedics, Faculty of Humanities

University of Oulu.

Special research interest: narrative language in ASD

e-mail leena.makinen(at)oulu.fi

Publications

 

Laura Mämmelä

 

Jyri-Johan Paakki PhD student

Radiologist (musculoskeletal and general radiology)

Department of Diagnostic Radiology

University and University Hospital of Oulu.

Special research interest: fMRI imaging and analysis methods in ASD

jyri-johan.paakki(at)ppshp.fi

Publications

 

Jukka Rahko MD, PhD student

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Clinic of Child Psychiatry

University Hospital of Oulu

Special research interest: fMRI findings in ASD

e-mail jukka.rahko(at)ppshp.fi

 

Anneli Yliherva PhD

Adjunct Professor, senior lecturer, speech and language therapist

Child Language Research Center, Logopedics, Faculty of Humanities

University of Oulu

Special research interest: early recognition of ASD

e-mail anneli.yliherva(at)oulu.fi

Publications


 

 

 

 



 


 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 20.3.2019