University of Eastern Finland

The School of Educational Sciences and Psychology at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

The University of Eastern Finland is a large multidisciplinary university that trains experts for the various sectors of society. UEF is a multidisciplinary university, which offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. We have four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.

The School of Educational Sciences and Psychology at the Philosophical Faculty of the UEF combines the competences of adult education, education, special pedagogy, psychology and career counselling. The key of our operation is formed by the basic and postgraduate education of experts in these fields and related research. Our school is also an important social expert, operator and developer regionally, nationally and internationally.

A link to the research foci of the school: http://www.uef.fi/en/web/kapsy/tutkimus

Anne-Mari Souto, D.Soc.Sc. in Sociology
Senior Lecturer in Career Counselling at the School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Eastern Finland
Research topics:

  • ethnicity, race, gender, and other intersectional differences in education and guidance
  • social justice in guidance
  • guidance in upper secondary education

Sanna Vehviläinen, D.Phil. in Adult education
Adjunct professor (Universities of Helsinki, Tampere and Eastern Finland), professor of Career Counselling at the School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Eastern Finland and professional supervisor and workplace mediator
Research topics:

  • interactional practices of guidance, supervision and counselling; conversation analysis
  • modeling and theorizing guidance for social justice
  • guidance in higher education and workplace settings
  • guidance as a collective activity
  • qualitative research on guidance outcome

Toni Kosonen, D.Soc.Sc. in Sociology, M.Ed. in Career Counselling
Post-doctoral Researcher (Tenure Track) in Career Counselling at the School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Eastern Finland
Research topics:

  • gender, masculinities and other intersectional differences in education and guidance,
  • higher education students’ everyday life and their responses to various societal expectations,
  • guidance in higher education, in relation to work life pedagogies and guidance