Anne Kouvonen


Description of research and teaching

Dr Anne Kouvonen is Senior Lecturer in Sociology. She is also Honorary Lecturer in Social Epidemiology in the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast (UK), and Research Associate Professor in the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw, Poland.

Anne is the Director of Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS).

Anne is one of the Co-Investigators of the Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC-NI) in Northern Ireland ( ), which is a part of the UK-wide ESRC-funded Administrative Data Research Network. She is also a Senior Researcher at the Academy of Finland funded Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (  Anne’s research focuses on the relationship between social determinants of health. In particular, she has been looking at determinants employee mental health. Her other current interests regard the investigation of ageing and care; and migrant health. Her research involves the application of social epidemiological methods and administrative record linkage as well as large-scale prospective survey designs.


Curriculum Vitae


2018-ongoing, University Lecturer; Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

2017 Professor of Social Policy, University of Helsinki, Finland

2014-16 ―  University Lecturer; Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland

2014―ongoing Honorary Lecturer in Social Epidemiology; UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Queen’s University Belfast, UK

2014― ongoing Research Associate Professor; SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Wroclaw, Poland

2012–2014 Lecturer; School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work; and UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Queen’s University Belfast

2011 Assistant Professor; University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Wroclaw

2006–2010 Research Fellow; Institute of Work, Health and Organisations (I-WHO), The University of Nottingham, UK

2005–2006 Special Lecturer; I-WHO, The University of Nottingham

2004-2006 Post Doc Research Fellow; Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki

2003–2004 Visiting Research Fellow; I-WHO, The University of Nottingham

2002-2003 Research Fellow; Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Other esteem markers:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013-)

Senior Fellow; Institute of Mental Health, The University of Nottingham (2008- )

Member; International Society for Social Capital and Health (2010- )

Language skills                

Finnish (native), English (bilingual/fluent), Swedish (satisfactory), Polish (basics)




Latest publications

  1. Parental Social Support and Adolescent Well-Being: a Cross-Sectional Study in China

    Ziyu, W., Kouvonen, A. M., Satka, M. E. A. & Julkunen, I. H. G. 18 Mar 2018 In : Child Indicators Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Distinctive use of newer and older antidepressants in major geographical areas: A nationally representative register-based study

    Halonen, J. I., Koskinen, A., Kouvonen, A. M., Varje, P., Pirkola, S. P. & Väänänen, A. 15 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 229, p. 358-263 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Distinctive role of income in the all-cause mortality among working age migrants and the settled population in Finland: A follow-up study from 2001 to 2014

    Patel, K., Kouvonen, A. M., Koskinen, A., Kokkinen, L., Donnelly, M., O'Reilly, D. & Väänänen, A. 1 Mar 2018 In : Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 46, 2, p. 214-220 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Faculty Common Matters (Organisational unit)

    Kouvonen, A. (Board member)
    Mar 2018 → …

    Activity: MembershipAssessment of candidates for academic posts

  2. Steering group member of Master's Programme in Social and Health Care Leadership and Research

    Kouvonen, A. (Supervisor)

    Activity: ExaminationAssistant director of or other significant role in doctoral programme

  3. Invited academic commentator

    Kouvonen, A. (Speaker)
    25 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

    Anne Kouvonen (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Senior Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health (UK)

    Anne Kouvonen (Recipient), 1 Jun 2008

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. Young employees' work ability and the use of occupational health services

    Kouvonen, A., Lahelma, E., Rahkonen, O., Sumanen, H., Lallukka, T., Mänty, M., Pietiläinen, O., Piha, K. & Harkko, J.

    The Finnish Work Environment Fund (Työsuojelurahasto)


    Project: Research project_Research

  2. CoE: The Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) - Phase II

    Kee, F., Bunting, B., Cantwell, M., Clarke, M., Coleman, H., Connelly, P., Cupples, M., Donnelly, M., French, D., Hutchinson, G., Kouvonen, A., Longo, A., Marshall, A., McCann, J., McDonough, S., McKinley, M., Moore, M., Murray, L., O'Reilly, D., Patterson, C., Tully, M. & Woodside, J.


    Project: Research project

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