Professor, Department of Nursing Science


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Areas of expertise

Mental health


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.


Doctoral courses and seminars, students' supervision.


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.


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Preventing the mental health consequences of war in refugee populations (2022)

Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Barbui Corrado, Purgato Marianna, Acarturk Ceren, Churchill Rachel, Cuijpers Pim, Koesters Markus, Sijbrandij Marit, Välimäki Maritta, Wancata Johannes, White Ross G
(Kirjoitus tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (B1))

An International Study of Correlates of Women's Positive Body Image (2022)

European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education
Torres Sandra, Araújo Carolina A, Fitzgerald Amanda, Dooley Barbara, Leondari Angeliki, Costa Cátia Miriam, Olenik-Shemesh Dorit, Sygkollitou Efthymia, Burusic Josip, Boone Liesbet, Šuvak-Martinović Marijana, Välimäki Maritta, Anttila Minna, Heiman Tali, Babarović Toni
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Effectiveness of a WHO self-help psychological intervention for preventing mental disorders among Syrian refugees in Turkey: a randomized controlled trial (2022)

World Psychiatry
Acarturk Ceren, Uygun Ersin, Ilkkursun Zeynep, Carswell Kenneth, Tedeschi Federico, Batu Mine, Eskici Sevde, Kurt Gulsah, Anttila Minna, Au Teresa, Baumgartner Josef, Churchill Rachel, Cuijpers Pim, Becker Thomas, Koesters Markus, Lantta Tella, Nose Michela, Ostuzzi Giovanni, Popa Mariana, Purgato Marianna, Sijbrandij Marit, Turrini Giulia, Valimaki Maritta, Walker Lauren, Wancata Johannes, Zanini Elisa, White Ross G., van Ommeren Mark, Barbui Corrado
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Long-term effectiveness of Self-Help Plus in refugees and asylum seekers resettled in Western Europe: 12-month outcomes of a randomised controlled trial (2022)

Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Turrini G, Purgato M, Tedeschi F, Acartürk C, Anttila M, Au T, Carswell K, Churchill R, Cuijpers P, Friedrich F, Gastaldon C, Klein T, Kosters M, Lantta T, Nosé M, Ostuzzi G, Papola D, Popa M, Sijbrandij M, Tarsitani L, Todini L, Uygun E, Välimäki M, Walker L, Wancata J, White RG, Zanini E, van Ommeren M, Barbui C
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Trajectories of psychosocial symptoms and wellbeing in asylum seekers and refugees exposed to traumatic events and resettled in Western Europe, Turkey, and Uganda (2022)

European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Purgato M, Tedeschi F, Turrini G, Acartürk C, Anttila M, Augustinavicious J, Baumgartner J, Bryant R, Churchill R, Ilkkursun Z, Karyotaki E, Klein T, Koesters M, Lantta T, Leku MR, Nosè M, Ostuzzi G, Popa M, Prina E, Sijbrandij M, Uygun E, Välimäki M, Walker L, Wancata J, White RG, Cuijpers P, Tol W, Barbui C
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))