Anu-Katriina Pesonen

Person

    Research areas

  • 515 Psychology - Development, clinical, mental health, sleep

Description of research and teaching

Research interests

My main research interests are interdisciplinary, combining developmental and clinical psychology to pediatrics, epidemiology and psychiatry. Currently, I work as an acting professor in the Developmental Psychology Research Group, and work as a PI in project on adolescent sleep regulation. 

Teaching

I am the leader of the steering committée of BA and MA programs of psychology. I teach clinical child psychology.

I have accomplished University pedagogy II , an extensive pedagogical training program targeted to teachers in higher education (60 credits, approximately three years of studies)

 

 

 

Academic milestones

2004 PhD in Psychology, University of Helsinki

2006 Title of Docent (corresponds to adjunct professor) in educational and developmental psychology, University of Helsinki

2008 Title of Docent (corresponds to adjunct professor) in personality psychology, University of Tampere

2009 Speciality in Clinical Child Psychology and Educational Psychology, an academic, clinical diploma

2015 Professor of clinical and developmental psychology (5-year position)

 

 

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Further information on the affiliationActing professor in clinical child psychology, Principal Investigator

Highlighted publications

  1. Poor sleep and neurocognitive function in early adolescence

    Kuula, L., Pesonen, A-K., Martikainen, S., Kajantie, E., Lahti, J., Strandberg, T., Tuovinen, S., Heinonen, K., Pyhala, R., Lahti, M. & Räikkönen, K. Oct 2015 In : Sleep Medicine. 16, 10, p. 1207-1212 6 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Prenatal Origins of Poor Sleep in Children

    Pesonen, A-K., Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K., Heinonen, K., Paavonen, J. E., Lahti, J., Komsi, N., Lemola, S., Järvenpää, A-L., Kajantie, E. & Strandberg, T. 2009 In : Sleep.. 32, 8, p. 1086-1092 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Continuity and Change in Poor Sleep from Childhood to Early Adolescence

    Pesonen, A-K., Martikainen, S., Heinonen, K., Wehkalampi, K., Lahti, J., Kajantie, E. & Räikkönen, K. 1 Feb 2014 In : Sleep.. 37, 2, p. 289-297 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  4. Poor Sleep and Cardiovascular Function in Children

    Martikainen, S., Pesonen, A-K., Feldt, K., Jones, A., Lahti, J., Pyhälä, R., Heinonen, K., Kajantie, E., Eriksson, J. & Räikkönen, K. Jul 2011 In : Hypertension. 58, 1, p. 16-U40 12 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  5. Cognitive ability and decline after early life stress exposure

    Pesonen, A-K., Eriksson, J. G., Heinonen, K., Kajantie, E., Tuovinen, S., Alastalo, H., Henriksson, M., Leskinen, J., Osmond, C., Barker, D. J. P. & Räikkönen, K. 1 Jun 2013 In : Neurobiology of Aging. 34, 6, p. 1674-1679 6 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Highlighted activities

  1. University of Helsinki (External organisation)

    Pesonen, A. (Chair)
    1 Jan 201431 Dec 2015

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  2. the National Graduate School of Psychology (External organisation)

    Pesonen, A. (Chair)
    1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  3. UH (External organisation)

    Pesonen, A. (Board member)
    1 Jan 2015 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

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Highlighted projects

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Education

Psykologian tohtori

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