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Professor Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen

Professor Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen Professor Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen (PhD, Lic Health Sci, MSc ; nursing, health admin. and leadership), RN,RM.
Current position: Professor (1995), Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Science, Kuopio, Director of Nursing (part-time), Kuopio University Hospital, Finland , 1995- Docent, University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Finland, 1992.

Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen is a researcher in maternity care and health services with focus on nursing and midwifery. Her maternity services research program has its roots in the 1980’s. During 1990’s studies of councelling models of mothers, fathers and families were studied with some international comparisons by the PI funded by the Academy of Finland.

Several research methods have been used in the study such as observations, interviews, questionnaires, instruments, registers and analyzed by grounded theory, phenomenology, statistical methods as well as action research. International and national publications as well as dissertations have been produced of the study.

She has supervised over 30 PhDs and has ongoing collaboration with researchers from  Europe, USA and Singapore. She has held several positions in research and higher education bodies in Finland (Academy of Finland, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health).