Laura Musta

Laura Musta

Title: Senior planning officer
Tel. +358 29 524 7259
E-mail: [email protected] 


  • Migration and cultural diversity
  • Health and well-being among foreign born population
  • Inclusion and equality of foreign born population
  • Global health
  • Multilingual and multichannel crisis communication

Primary duties

  • Doctoral Researcher and Senior Planning Officer
  • Member of THL's Expert Group for Cultural Diversity (MONET)


  • 2023- ,Doctor of Philosophy, Social and Public Policy (Doctoral Programme in Welfare, Health and Management), University of Eastern Finland
  • 2021-, Master of Social Sciences, Global development studies (Society and Change – programme) , University of Helsinki
  • 2019, Master of philosophy in Global Health, University of Berge
  • 2016, Public health nurse, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
  • 2014, Minor programme in intercultural communication, University of Jyväskylä

Professional background

  • 2023, Doctoral Researcher and Senior Planning Officer , THL
  • 2021-,2023 Senior Planning Officer, Building the future-project (ESF), THL
  • 2020-2021, Project coordinator, Moniheli Ry
  • 2019-2020, Project coordinator, African Care Ry
  • 2016-2019, Public Health Nurse, several employers

Language skills

  • Finnish (native)
  • English (excellent)

Former projects


Scientific publications

Conference presentations

  • 2023 World Congress on Public Health: Experiences of multilingual crisis communications during Covid-19 epidemic in Finland - Applying social marketing techniques to develop effective strategies. Poster.
  • 2023 Social Work Research Days: ”Alussa meillä ei ollut mitään hajua, mitä me tehdään ja miten” – Kohti vaikuttavampaa monikielistä kriisiviestintää koronaepidemian oppien avulla. Working group presentation.

Project reports

Blog posts


  • 2020-2023, Finnish Red Cross, Vice president at the board of the Finnish Red Cross, President at the national youth board of the Finnish Red Cross, Vice president at the first aid and health activities expert group
  • 2019-, Global Health Finland, board member 

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