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Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Nursing Science
Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, PhD, RN


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Areas of expertise

Mental health
psychiatric nursing
violence risk assessment
violence risk management
violence prevention
patient involvement, COVID-19 & restrictions


I’m working as Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Nursing Science  (1.1.2019-). I have doctoral degree in health science and I'm a registered nurse.

My current main research focuses on developing and testing a new method for violence risk management in psychiatric hospital care, to increase patient engagement, self-determination and decrease violent incidents and use of coercive methods. I'm also part of European network COST Action FOSTREN focusing on coercive methods in mental health settings and how to implement coercion reduction programs in most effective ways. I'm acting as a Science Communication Manager for that network and I'm a core group member of the Action.

Additionnally, I'm interested on COVID-19 pandemic's impact on people's mental health and how they have perceived restriction during the pandemic period. I'm also involved in a project aiming to promote mental health of asylum seekers and refugees.


Mental health nursing science


Global health

Project management


My research focuses on psychiatric nursing and mental health care. More spesifically, I'm interested in evidence-based practice, reducing coercion in care, violence risk assessment, violence prevention and management - in those areas my research mainly focuses on both in Finland and in Hong Kong (China SAR). I'm also involved in European comission H2020- funded project aiming to promote mental health of asylum seekers and refugees (Re-define)


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Self-help plus for refugees and asylum seekers; study protocol for a series of individual participant data meta-analyses (2021)

European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Karyotaki Eirini, Sijbrandij Marit, Purgato Marianna, Acarturk Ceren, Lakin Daniel, Bailey Della, Peckham Emily, Uygun Ersin, Tedeschi Federico, Wancata Johannes, Augustinavicius Jura, Carswell Ken, Välimäki Maritta, van Ommeren Mark, Koesters Markus, Popa Mariana, Leku Marx Ronald, Anttila Minna, Churchill Rachel, White Ross, Al-Hashimi Sarah, Lantta Tella, Au Teresa, Klein Thomas, Tol Wietse A., Cuijpers Pim, Barbui Corrado
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Effectiveness of Self-Help Plus in Preventing Mental Disorders in Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Western Europe: A Multinational Randomized Controlled Trial (2021)

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Purgato M, Carswell K, Tedeschi F, Acarturk C, Anttila M, Au T, Bajbouj M, Baumgartner J, Biondi M, Churchill R, Cuijpers P, Koesters M, Gastaldon C, Ilkkursun Z, Lantta T, Nose M, Ostuzzi G, Papola D, Popa M, Roselli V, Sijbrandij M, Tarsitani L, Turrini G, Valimaki M, Walker L, Wancata J, Zanini E, White R, van Ommeren M, Barbui C
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)