Petra Suonnansalo

MNSc., Doctoral Researcher (Nursing Science)
University Teacher

Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology
Faculty of Medicine

Petra Suonnansalo

I belong to the Adherence research group, which conducts multidisciplinary and international research on the effect of various interventions on treatment adherence. In my dissertation research, I'm focusing on healthcare professionals lifestyle counselling competence.

In 2022-2023, I worked as a research assistant in the Sote-digiohjaaja project (ESF), the goal of which was to develop and pilot an education model that supports the digital counselling competence of social and healthcare professionals in the Wellbeing Services County of North Ostrobothnia.

My research interests include the themes of lifestyle counselling, digital counselling, the development of healthcare professionals' competence, wellbeing and health differences and comprehensive (physical, psychological, spiritual and social) wellbeing of people.

Research interests

  • Lifestyle counselling
  • Competence development
  • Digital counselling
  • Health promotion

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Aapistie 5A, FI-90014 University of Oulu

Postal address

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