Areas of expertise
Professor of neurology at the University of Oulu (since February 2023). Adjunct professor (docent) of neurology at the University of Turku since 2014. Associate Professor of neurology at University of Turku from September 2021 to January 2023. Post doc (Sigrid Jusélius Fellowship) at Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, in 2014-2015. Ph.D. (neurology) 2012. Medical specialist (neurology) 2009. M.D. 2002. Medical education and specialist training at the University of Turku, Finland. Erasmus Fellowship studies at the Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in 2001.
Interest in Medical Education. Experience as a clinical teacher (neurology) since 2015. Special competence in Medical Education (Finnish Medical Association). Medical education studies at the University of Turku, Karolinska Institute (Sweden), ACGME (USA). National coordinator of postgraduate medical education development in Finland, 2018 - 2021.
Our research interests are focussed on the clinical, genetic, and epidemiological aspects of human mitochondrial disease. We are also involved in movement disorder neurology research, particularly in the context of inherited neurological disease (e.g. monogenic Parkinson's disease). Part of the MJFF Global Genetic Parkinson's Disease Study Group; part of DystoniaNet Europe. Collaboration with researchers at University of Helsinki (FIN), Newcastle University (UK), University of Groningen (NED), University of Lübeck (GER).