Heidi Enwald

Heidi Enwald

PhD, Docent

University lecturer

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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)].


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

Yhteiskunnalliset ja professionaaliset toimet

  • Editorial board, Information Studies Journal


  • Medical Research Center Oulu
  • HIM Oulu&Åbo


  • 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