Doctoral programme on Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State (DPInvest)

Doctoral programme on Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State (DPInvest) is part of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS). DPInvest includes doctoral candidates from two faculties (ie. social sciences and medicine) and three disciplines (ie. child psychiatry, psychology and sociology).

DPInvest is part of research flaship project INVEST, which aims at increasing wellbeing of Finnish society during childhood, youth and early adulthood and preventing psychosocial risks compromising such development through innovative interventions. INVEST will implement and test various universal and targeted interventions to improve the efficiency of the current welfare state institutions at critical points of the life course. INVEST will provide an outline for more efficient, just and affordable model of the Finnish welfare state for years to come.


Fortcoming open calls to the doctoral programme:

  • 29.8. - 16.9.2022 (study right begins 1.1.2023  + UTUGS funded positions 1.1.2023-31.12.2026). Link to application
  • 1.3. - 17.3.2023 (study right begins 1.8.2023)


University Lecturer
Patricia McMullen

The Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme:
Vesa Rautio

Decisions concerning funded positions 2022-2025

Heiskala Laura
Tammisalo Kristiina
Tuominen Minna
Balducci Marco
Haider Waseem
Ahlroth Essi
Seger Aleksi
Johander Eerika
Bin Pan
Harjuniemi Inari
Tenhunen Essi-Lotta

Reserve list:

Shikanga Sharon    

Wang Zixuan    
Chavez Daniela    
Teräsahjo Timo    
Larva Michelle