Noora Hirvonen

Noora Hirvonen

I am Professor in Information Studies at the Research Unit of History, Culture and Communication Studies, Faculty of Humanities.

My research has concentrated on people's competencies and practices to seek, evaluate, use, and create information in everyday life, particularly in health settings (see Authority and Agency in Making Informed Decisions on Immunization and Cognitive Authorities in Everyday Health Information Environments of Young People) and I have been granted the title of docent in health communication at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oulu.

Currently, I work within the GenZ strategic profiling theme of the university with a team that examines the practices and competencies of young people in everyday information worlds shaped by AI-powered tools.

Research interests

  • information practices
  • information literacy
  • health information

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Pentti Kaiteran katu 1

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P.O.Box 1000
FI-90014 University of Oulu