Noora Hirvonen

Noora Hirvonen


Postdoctoral researcher

28 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 581 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 256 citations. The author has a h-index of 8.00. (Google Scholar)


I am a post-doctoral researcher studying people's competencies and practices to seek, evaluate, use, and create health information. As a post-doctoral researcher, I have worked in two projects funded by the Academy of Finland: CogAHealth focuses on the construction of cognitive authority in everyday health information enviroments of young people and HIBA looks at older aduls' use of consumer health technologies. 

In September 2019 I started an Academy of Finland funded project Authority and Agency in Making Informed Decisions on Immunization.

Research interests

  • Information literacy
  • Information practices
  • Health information literacy
  • Health information
  • Cognitive authority

Research groups

  • Post doctoral researcher, CogAHealth
  • HIM Oulu&Åbo
  • Medical Research Center Oulu

Selected publications

  • Hirvonen, Noora; Palmgren-Neuvonen, Laura (2019) Cognitive authorities in health education classrooms: A nexus analysis on group-based learning tasks. - Library and information science research 41 (3), 100964 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Hirvonen, Noora; Tirroniemi, Alisa; Kortelainen, Terttu (2018) The cognitive authority of user-generated health information in an online forum for girls and young women. - Journal of Documentation early view, early view . [Original]
  • Hirvonen, Noora; Ek, Stefan; Niemelä, Raimo; Pyky, Riitta; Ahola, Riikka; Korpelainen, Raija; Huotari, Maija-Leena (2016) Everyday health information literacy in relation to health behavior and physical fitness : A population-based study among young men. - Library & Information Science Research 38 (4), 308–318
  • Hirvonen, Noora (2015) Health information matters : everyday health information literacy and behaviour in relation to health behaviour and physical health among young men. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series B, Humaniora 133. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 210, [91]. [Original]
  • Hirvonen, Noora; Ek, Stefan; Niemelä, Raimo; Korpelainen, Raija; Huotari, Maija-Leena (2015) Socio-demographic characteristics associated with the everyday health information literacy of young men. - Information Research 20 (1), 25
  • Hirvonen, Noora; Enwald, Heidi; Bath, Peter A.; Pyky, Riitta; Korpelainen, Raija; Huotari, Maija-Leena (2015) Individual factors affecting preferences for feedback message tactics in the contexts of physical activity. - Journal of Health Communication 20 (2), 220-229
  • Hirvonen, Noora; Huotari, Maija-Leena; Niemelä, Raimo; Korpelainen, Raija (2012) Information Behavior in Stages of Exercise Behavior Change. - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63 (9), 1804-1819
  • Huvila, Isto; Enwald, Heidi; Eriksson-Backa, Kristina; Hirvonen, Noora; Nguyen, Hai; Scandurra, Isabella (2018) Anticipating ageing : Older adults reading their medical records. - Information Processing and Management 54 (3), 394-407 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Jääskeläinen, Erika; Juola, Pauliina; Hirvonen, Noora; McGrath, John J.; Saha, Sukanta; Isohanni, Matti; Veijola, Juha; Miettunen, Jouko (2013) A systematic review and meta-analysis of recovery in schizophrenia. - Schizophrenia bulletin 39 (6), 1296-1306 . [Original]

Research visits

  • Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID), Trier, Saksa
    8.12.2014 to 12.12.2014

  • The Centre for Health Information Management Research, Sheffield, Iso-Britannia
    24.6.2012 to 8.7.2012