Niko Männikkö


Post-doctoral researcher


Niko Männikkö, PhD, is Post-doctoral researcher at University of Oulu. He is also a Head of RDI at Oulu University of Applied Sciences, in the field of Social and Health Care. His passion is developing actionable projects to optimize healthy development of young people. He is interested in search and investigate evidence-based ways to promote and educate families establishing healthy and balanced life. Current projects include of explorations of issues surrounding people’s use of, and interactions via, screens (i.e., smartphones, laptops, consoles etc) and how these behaviors may be related to wellbeing.


  • Responsible use of digital media
  • Excessive or problematic game (and social media) use prevention and parenting
  • Health promotion.


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