Anna Reetta Rönkä

Anna Reetta Rönkä

PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

Biography

Rönkä is PhD and postdoctoral researcher in LIVES project (Lives over time: Birth cohort studies as a form of scientific knowledge-production, 2018-2021, Academy of Finland). In the project her focus areas are changing (research) ethics and their impact on Birth Cohort research; affordances and challenges of birth cohort data for gender research, and research participants´s experiences and evaluations on birth cohort studies. Rönkä defended her doctoral thesis "Experiences of loneliness from childhood to young adulthood. Study of Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986" in 2017. In her PhD she utilized mixed methods research framework. She has lectured in courses related to topic of loneliness in Gender Studies. Her broader research interests include health and wellbeing in the northern circumpolar areas.

Research interests

  • Experiences of loneliness from childhood to young adulthood
  • Knowledge production in Birth Cohort studies
  • History of Birth Cohort studies
  • Wellbeing and health in northern circumpolar areas
  • Gender, norms, normativities
  • School violence / bullying
  • Mixed methods

Social media

Research groups

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Lives over Time (Lives)
  • Researcher, Youth in the North research group
  • Researcher, Gender Studies

Selected publications

  • Rönkä, Anna Reetta; Rautio, Arja; Koiranen, Markku; Sunnari, Vappu; Taanila, Anja (2014) Experience of loneliness among adolescent girls and boys : Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 Study. - Journal of Youth Studies 17 (2), 183-203 . [Original]
  • Rönkä, Anna Reetta; Taanila, Anja; Koiranen, Markku; Sunnari, Vappu; Rautio, Arja (2013) Associations of deliberate self-harm with loneliness, self-rated health and life satisfaction in aldolescence. Northern Finland Birth cohort Study 1986. - International journal of circumpolar health 72, 21085 . [Original]
  • Rönkä, Anna Reetta; Sunnari, Vappu; Rautio, Arja; Koiranen, Markku; Taanila, Anja (2017) Associations between school liking, loneliness and social relations among adolescents : Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 study. - International journal of adolescence and youth 22 (1), 93-106 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Rönkä, Anna Reetta (2017) Experiences of loneliness from childhood to young adulthood: Study of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series E, Scientiae rerum socialium 172. Oulun yliopisto. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 192 sivua. [Original]
  • Sarkki, Simo; Rönkä, Anna Reetta (2012) Neoliberalisations in Finnish forestry. - Forest Policy and Economics 15, 152-159 . [Original]
  • Rönkä, Anna Reetta; Sarkki, Simo (2011) Globaalivirtojen paikallistuminen : sellutehdas, ihmiset ja paikka Kemijärvellä. - Alue ja ympäristö 40 (1), 17-28
  • Rönkä, Anna Reetta (2016) Human security in the Arctic : socioemotional problems as risks. - Shared Voices 1, 16-17 . [Original]
  • Rönkä, A.; Taanila, A.; Rautio, A.; Sunnari, V. (2018) Multidimensional and Fluctuating Experiences of Loneliness from Childhood to Young Adulthood in Northern Finland. - Advances in life course research 35, 87-102 . [Original]

Research visits

  • Visiting scholar
    1.1.2014 to 31.5.2014

    Visiting scholar, Public Health research group, University of Anchorage Alaska, USA

Projects

LIVES project Vehkalahti Hakosalo Ronka

Lives over time: Birth cohort studies as a form of scientific knowledge-production

The project focuses on the history of the birth cohort study, a variant of cohort studies.