Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. (London 1992)
Center of Excellence on Intersubjectivity in Interaction
P.O. Box 4 (Vuorikatu 3)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Telephone: +358 9 191 24620
My research topic is social interaction in psychotherapy, medical consultations, and everyday settings. Especially I’m interested in the role of emotional expression in social interaction. In recent years, I have developed means for investigating the linkages between the process of social interaction, and the physiological responses in the participants’ bodies. I give courses on social interaction and interaction research. My research team is part of the Academy of Finland funded Center of Excellence on Intersubjectivity in Interaction. Besides my academic work, I also have a small scale psychoanalytic practice which supports and gives inspiration to my research work.