Matilda Hellman


Mera information om affiliationDirector, University of Helsinki Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG)


Matilda Hellman is an internationally recognized and awarded researcher in social, sociohistorical and cultural understandings and articulations of addiction, lifestyles, health, deviance and social marginalization. Her research has focused especially on how political and popular discourse as well as governance practice and institutions embed views on questions such as drug use, alcohol policy, gambling, brain-based addiciton and how it effects individuals, groups and societies.


Editor-in-chief, Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD).

Guest researcher, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

Research lead in various international research projects since 2005, the latest of which is an ongoing ERA-NET-consortium regarding brain based addiction’s implications for policy and governance.

University lecturer, sociology, University of Tampere, 2015-2017

Member, editorial boards of Addiction Research & Theory and Research in Gender Studies.

Media visibility. In June 2017 a study on the Nordic welfare state ethos i Finnish governmantal platforms since the 1950s was the most shared and reported news story from the university. In December 2017 Hellman was interviewed by the BBC World Service regarding Finland’s new alcohol act: Listen to interview at the

Senaste publikationer

  1. Vad är folkhälsa i Norden?

    Hellman, C. M. E. 9 apr 2018 I : popNAD webbplats.

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  2. Smygreklamen för alkohol i sociala medier måste försvinna

    Hellman, C. M. E., Lindeman, M. & Svensson, J. 20 mar 2018 I : Metro : riippumaton päivälehti.

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  3. The epistemic project of the addicted brain: Towards a socio-historical understanding

    Hellman, C. M. E. 15 feb 2018 I : Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 35, 1, s. 3-8

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Senaste aktiviteter

  1. 4th Contemporary Drug Problems Conference

    Hellman, M. (Talare: Presentation), Alanko, A. (Talare: Presentation), Kauppila, E. (Talare: Presentation)
    23 aug 201725 aug 2017

    Aktivitet: Deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

  2. International Society for Addiction Journal Editors

    Hellman, M. (Närvarande)
    12 jul 201714 jul 2017

    Aktivitet: Deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

  3. Systembolaget's Alcohol Research conference at Skarpö 11.5-12.5.2017

    Hellman, M. (Närvarande)
    11 maj 201712 maj 2017

    Aktivitet: Deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangPublic Talks

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