Venla Bernelius

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Description of research and teaching

Ph.D. Venla Bernelius is an Urban Geographer, whose particular research interest is the relationship between spatial socio-economic and ethnic segregation and the educational opportunities of young people. Her work deals broadly with the issues of urban segregation, educational outcomes, school choices, immigration, social deprivation, neighbourhood effects and creative cities.

Bernelius is specialized in quantitative research methods and geographical information systems, and is interested in creating bridges between different disciplines and research traditions, as well as between research and practice. The results of her former projects have also been applied to practice, as the City of Helsinki currently uses a school funding model, which is based on her work in modelling the educational challenges created by the school catchment area demographics.

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Further information on the affiliationUniversity Lecturer, Department of Geosciences and Geography

Curriculum Vitae

Venla Bernelius is an Urban Geographer, who is currently finalizing her Ph.D. thesis on urban segregation, schools and neighbourhood effects in Helsinki. She is particularly interested on how growing socio-economic and ethnic differences between urban neighbourhoods affect public schools and the educational opportunities of young people.

Bernelius is specialized in quantitative research methods and geographical information systems, and is passionate about creating bridges between different disciplines and research traditions, as well as between research and practice. The results of her former projects have also been applied to practice, as the City of Helsinki currently uses a school funding model, which is based on her work in modelling the educational challenges created by the school catchment area demographics.

Highlighted publications

  1. School Choice to Lower Secondary Schools and Mechanisms of Segregation in Urban Finland

    Kosunen, S., Bernelius, V., Seppänen, P. & Porkka, M. 2018 In : Urban Education. 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. School Outcomes and Neighbourhood Effects: A New Approach Using Data from Finland

    Bernelius, V. & Kauppinen, T. M. 2011 Neighbourhood Effects Research: New Perspectives. van Ham, M., Manley, D., Bailey, N., Simpson, L. & MacIennan, D. (eds.). Lontoo: Springer, p. 225-247 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Osoitteenmukaisia oppimistuloksia?: Kaupunkikoulujen eriytymisen vaikutus peruskoululaisten oppimistuloksiin Helsingissä

    Bernelius, V. 2011 In : Yhteiskuntapolitiikka. 76, 11, p. 479-493 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Lähi(ö)koulu: Helsingin koulut ja kaupunginosat EU:n Urban II -ohjelman kouluhankkeissa

    Bernelius, V. 2008 Helsinki: Helsingin kaupungin tietokeskus. 96 p. (Tutkimuksia)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  5. Vetävä Helsinki: luovien ja tietointensiivisten alojen osaajien näkemyksiä seudusta: Kotimainen ja kansainvälinen näkökulma.

    Kepsu, K., Vaattovaara, M., Bernelius, V. & Itälahti, M. 2010 Helsingin kaupungin tietokeskus. 97 p. (Tutkimuksia; vol. 2010, no. 4)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Highlighted activities

  1. Esitelmä: "The dynamics of segregation and education: The changing geography of schools in Helsinki"

    Bernelius, V. (Invited speaker)
    10 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  2. Konferenssiesitelmä: "Pupils on the move: Urban segregation, school segregation and housing choices in Helsinki, Finland"

    Bernelius, V. (Speaker), Katja Vilkama (Speaker)
    12 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  3. Education Governance Seminar

    Bernelius, V. (Speaker: Keynote)
    27 Mar 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest prizes

  1. Vuoden tiedeartikkeli -palkinto

    Sonja Kosunen (Recipient), Piia Seppänen (Recipient) & Venla Bernelius (Recipient), 1 Dec 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. MAPS: Mixed classes and Pedagogical Solutions (MAPS)

    Kosunen, S., Lappalainen, S., Bernelius, V., Vartiainen, H., Juvonen, S., Seppänen, P., Paulle, B., Boterman, W., Magnúsdottir, B. R. & Sigurðardóttir, A. K.

    NordForsk

    01/01/201831/12/2020

    Project: Research project

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Education

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