Anu-Katriina Pesonen

Person

Research areas

Description of research and teaching

Research interests

My main research interests are interdisciplinary, combining psychology to pediatrics, epidemiology and psychiatry. Currently, I work as an acting professor in the Developmental Psychology Research Group, and work as a PI in project on adolescent sleep regulation. In addtion, my recent research interest has been the effects of early life stress (ELS) on subsequent development.

Teaching

Currently, I work as an acting professor in clinical child psychology, and besides my research activity, I am responsible for teaching activity/courses in the Institute of Behavioural Sciences concerning mental health/ clinical practices in child and adolescent mental health.  Complete list of courses is available on request. The teaching is mainly problem-based, and the case-based teaching material is often produced in collaboration with child and adolescent psychiatry clinics at the Helsinki University Hospital for Children and Adolescents.  I have created several web-based courses targeted to apply educational technology in the development of problem-based learning at all levels of psychological curriculum. These courses have also aimed at increasing teacher-student interaction, improving the quality of teaching, learning to apply scientific argumentation, bridging clinical and theoretical views. Published study materials include web-based courses, reviews, book chapters and several case-studies with videos for clinical teaching. It also includes bringing new child/adolescent assessment methods and interventions to clinical teaching.

 

I have accomplished University pedagogy II , an extensive pedagogical training program targeted to teachers in higher education (60 credits, approximately three years of studies)

 

 

 

Academic milestones

2004 PhD in Psychology, University of Helsinki

2006 Title of Docent (corresponds to adjunct professor) in educational and developmental psychology, University of Helsinki

2008 Title of Docent (corresponds to adjunct professor) in personality psychology, University of Tampere

2009 Speciality in Clinical Child Psychology and Educational Psychology, an academic, clinical diploma

2015 Professor of clinical and developmental psychology (5-year position)

 

 

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Further information on the affiliationActing professor in clinical child psychology, Principal Investigator

Highlighted publications

  1. Poor sleep and neurocognitive function in early adolescence

    Kuula, L., Pesonen, A-K., Martikainen, S., Kajantie, E., Lahti, J., Strandberg, T., Tuovinen, S., Heinonen, K., Pyhala, R., Lahti, M. & Räikkönen, K. Oct 2015 In : Sleep Medicine. 16, 10, p. 1207-1212 6 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Prenatal Origins of Poor Sleep in Children

    Pesonen, A-K., Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K., Heinonen, K., Paavonen, J. E., Lahti, J., Komsi, N., Lemola, S., Järvenpää, A-L., Kajantie, E. & Strandberg, T. 2009 In : Sleep.. 32, 8, p. 1086-1092 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Continuity and Change in Poor Sleep from Childhood to Early Adolescence

    Pesonen, A-K., Martikainen, S., Heinonen, K., Wehkalampi, K., Lahti, J., Kajantie, E. & Räikkönen, K. 1 Feb 2014 In : Sleep.. 37, 2, p. 289-297 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  4. Poor Sleep and Cardiovascular Function in Children

    Martikainen, S., Pesonen, A-K., Feldt, K., Jones, A., Lahti, J., Pyhälä, R., Heinonen, K., Kajantie, E., Eriksson, J. & Räikkönen, K. Jul 2011 In : Hypertension. 58, 1, p. 16-U40 12 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  5. Cognitive ability and decline after early life stress exposure

    Pesonen, A-K., Eriksson, J. G., Heinonen, K., Kajantie, E., Tuovinen, S., Alastalo, H., Henriksson, M., Leskinen, J., Osmond, C., Barker, D. J. P. & Räikkönen, K. 1 Jun 2013 In : Neurobiology of Aging. 34, 6, p. 1674-1679 6 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Highlighted activities

  1. Chair of the supervising board of psychotherapy programs in the University of Helsinki

    Anu-Katriina Pesonen (Chair), University of Helsinki, 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2015

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  2. Chair of the National Graduate School of Psychology

    Anu-Katriina Pesonen (Chair), the National Graduate School of Psychology , 1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  3. Psykonet Board Member

    Anu-Katriina Pesonen (Board member), UH, 1 Jan 2015 → …

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

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Highlighted projects

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Education

PhD in psychology, docent in developmental and personality psychology, acting professor, Deputy Head of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences

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