Maritta
Välimäki
Professor, Nursing Science
Professor

Contact

Joukahaisenkatu 3-5
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Mental health

Biography

Maritta Välimäki is a professor at the University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing Science. She has been a member of the Faculty since 1991. She has worked as a professor since 2005. In 2010 she has been appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of London (Social Care at T. George’s, London), and before that an Honorary Research Fellow at Kingston University, London, UK (2004-2006). 

Besides holding appointments at the Universities of Turku and Tampere, she has also given courses, lectures, keynote addresses, conference presentations and seminars around the world.  She has a motivated research group with active students and researchers.

Teaching

Doctoral courses and seminars, students' supervision.

Research

Her early research focused on patients' perceptions on care, treatment outcomes and ethical issues among vulnerable patient groups and especially patients with mental disorders. Her later research has strengthened its focus on information technology, but has also expanded to include outcome research. Recently she has published articles including a user-driven design related to information technology and RCT studies. She is also working with Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, being a member of the Editorial Board and author of reviews. She has gained specialized knowledge in evidence based practice at the University of Oxford, and mental health economics at Kings College, UK.

Publications

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Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Self-Help Plus (SH plus ) for preventing mental disorders in refugees and asylum seekers in Europe and Turkey: study protocols for two randomised controlled trials (2019)

BMJ Open
Purgato M, Carswell K, Acarturk C, Au T, Akbai S, Anttila M, Baumgartner J, Bailey D, Biondi M, Bird M, Churchill R, Eskici S, Hansen LJ, Heron P, Ilkkursun Z, Kilian R, Koesters M, Lantta T, Nosè M, Ostuzzi G, Papola D, Popa M, Sijbrandij M, Tarsitani L, Tedeschi F, Turrini G, Uygun E, Välimäki MA, Wancata J, White R, Zanini E, Cuijpers P, Barbui C, Van Ommeren M
(B1 Kirjoitus tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Efficacy and acceptability of psychosocial interventions in asylum seekers and refugees: systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)

Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Turrini G., Purgato M., Acarturk C., Anttila M., Au T., Ballette F., Bird M., Carswell K., Churchill R., Cuijpers P., Hall J., Hansen L.J., Kösters M., Lantta T., Nosè M., Ostuzzi G., Sijbrandij M., Tedeschi F., Välimäki M., Wancata J., White R., van Ommeren M., Barbui C.
(A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikauslehdessä)