Arts in Health, Welfare and Care

Arts in Health, Welfare and Care:

Research group

Kai Lehikoinen: Arts in Health, Welfare and Care

 

Arts in Health, Welfare and Care will examine how art and art pedagogy can co-operate with social and health services provided for young people, older adults, persons with a disability, refugees and others. The team will produce information that advances the accessibility of services, highlighting art and art education’s potential to enhance wellbeing and support social justice.

  • Team leader: Professor Kai Lehikoinen, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Professor Marja-Liisa Honkasalo, University of Turku
  • Researcher Anne Pässilä, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Postdoctoral researcher Anu Laukkanen, University of Turku
  • Postdoctoral researcher Satu-Mari Jansson, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Eeva Siljamäki, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Taru Tähti, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Tuula Jääskeläinen, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Taru Koivisto, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Doctoral student Liisa Jaakonaho, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Research assistant Liisa Laitinen, University of Turku
  • Doctoral student Heidi Fast, Aalto University
  • Producer trainee Pinja Puha, Humak University of Applied Science
  • Occupational therapist, group art therapist Ira Hynninen-Sundelin, The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa