Heidi Enwald

Heidi Enwald

PhD

University lecturer

Yhteensä 23 vertaisarvioitua julkaisua kansainvälisissä lehdissä. The publications have been cited 388 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 200 citations. Julkaisujen h-indeksi on 7.00. (Google Scholar)

Biografia

I have master's degree both in Information Studies and in Biochemistry. The topic of my doctoral thesis, finalized in 2013, was “Tailoring health communication. The perspective of information users´ health information behaviour in relation to their physical health status”. I have conducted research on health information behaviour (i.e., information needs, seeking and use), health information literacy, eHealth literacy, tailoring health information in e-health services, health communication and feedback tactics since 2008. At 2011 I had a privilege to be a visiting researcher at Stanford University, California. I belong to the HIM Oulu&Åbo and to Inspires research groups. By focusing on human- and information-centric perspectives, I have been involved in several multidisciplinary health related research and e-health service design projects. These projects have focused on young men (MOPO study) prediabetic individuals (PreDiabEx project), individuals in high risk for metabolic syndrome (PrevMetSyn project) and the older adults [GASEL project and HIBA project (Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)].

Tutkimusaiheet

  • Information behaviour
  • Health information
  • Health information literacy
  • Health communication
  • E-health services
  • Gamification

Yhteiskunnalliset ja professionaaliset toimet

  • Editorial board, Information Studies Journal

Tutkimusryhmät

  • INSPIRES
  • Medical Research Center Oulu
  • HIM Oulu&Åbo
  • GASEL

Tutkimusvierailut

  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
    4.1.2011 - 5.3.2011

  • Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID), Trier, Germany
    8.12.2014 - 14.12.2014