Docent, Adjunct Professor, University Lecturer
Public health (Environmental Health)
My expertise is related to pollen grains, especially dispersal between indoor and outdoor environments, pollen concentrations in different urban environments, and the environmental health, especially effects of environmental exposures on asthma, allergic diseases and symptoms. I have published more than 90 publications from the fields of urban ecology, environmental protection, environmental health, biodiversity, human-induced environmental impacts and allergology, including 25 peer-reviewed articles.
I have previously worked as a teacher/lecturer in the different organizations and as a head of South-Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute. Lately I have been working in two multidisciplinary research projects funded by the Academy of Finland: The Influence of Air Pollution, Pollen and Ambient Temperature on Asthma and Allergies in Changing Climate (APTA, 2013–2018; coordinator of WP1: Pollen monitoring and analyses) and Climate change, air quality and housing - future challenges to public health (CLAIH, 2008–2012; coordinator). I am a member of European Aerobiology Society, starting from 2012 and act as a vice director of CERH since 2015.
- Pollen grains
- Allergies and asthma
- Environmental exposures
Faculty of Medicine
Aapistie 5 B, 1st floor
PO Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu
Internal address: 5CERH