The CEACG [pronounced SE-AGG] is a research unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The centre conducts research on social and lifestyle-related problems as well as on governance, control mechanisms and policies aiming at modifying and solving these problems.
The CEACG-researchers are involved in several national and international research projects. The centre, which is led by docent and research director Matilda Hellman, is funded by outside sources. It has a research cooperation contract with the Finnish Institute for Welfare and Health.
Ongoing projects concern e.g. online alcohol marketing, European gambling policies, images of gambling; images of addiction in the mass media, among stakeholders and gatekeepers; welfare policies; mental health and public health policies in national contexts and in different institutional settings; systems and strategies for handling substance abuse problems in families.
The center has specialized in four comprehensive areas of research:
1. Addiction: Behaviours, concepts and theories
2. Legal control and policies of gambling, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
3. Social and health care systems
4. Commercial operators and marketing of alcohol, gambling and food products
The CEACG functions both as a research center milieu and as a researcher group with associative partners from other institutions and research groups.
Saara Salmivaara, group coordinator
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