Kerttu Tossavainen holds the B.A., M.A., Ph.D. degrees in education. She is a professor and a nurse teacher. Her professional profile fits very well with the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) that is a multidisciplinary, internationally recognized research and teaching university. The university has extensive international networks and discipline-specific projects with a strong research profile in its areas of expertise such as health, health promotion, and education. The UEF has high standard of teaching and competitive research, and it is a central actor in the Finnish and international innovation system. Professor Tossavainen is the Head of two large research projects among her research groups, namely, Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) in the Finnish schools and Competences of the Nurses, Educators and Students in Different Health Care Contexts. She has long-standing experience in intervention and action research in her special field, health promotion with children, families, and school nurses in different school communities in national and international areas. She has supervised many Ph.D. theses in her research projects, and forever there are many Ph.D. theses in progress. She has reviewed and worked as the opponents in tens of Ph.D. theses in many universities in Finland.
Biography Updated on 23 November 2011