Aino Peltonen

University Teacher, Project Specialist

Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology
Faculty of Medicine

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I am a member of the Digiwellbeing research group, where we investigate and evaluate how digital media (e.g., the Internet, social media, gaming) use can influence the health and well-being of individuals. The focal areas of the research group include digital well-being, mental well-being, and health promotion. I work on the MILAVA project (ESF+), which aims to strengthen the well-being, involvement, and active participation of fathers, as well as promote equality between parents.

In my Master's thesis, I investigated the risk profiles of Problematic Internet Use (PIU) among young adults. The data was Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 (NFBC1986). My research interests include various aspects of digital well-being and technology use, the promotion of health (psychological, physical, and social) among adolescents and young adults, as well as the well-being of sexual and gender minorities. I am also interested in developing the competence of different professionals who work with people’s health in various ways.

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Aapistie 5A, FI-90014 Oulun yliopisto

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P.O.Box 5000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland