Henrik Dobewall

Year of birth: 1982
Official title: Senior researcher
Tel. + 358 29 524 8389
E-mail: [email protected]


  • Register studies
  • Mental health, subjective wellbeing, health behaviours
  • Genes, gene-environment interactions
  • Life course research
  • Intergenerational transmission
  • Measurement
  • Cross-cultural differences
  • Human values and personality

Primary duties

  • Research
  • Expert advice
  • Data management 


  • 2013, Ph.D. Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Tartu-Estonia 
  • 2009, Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Göttingen-Germany

Professional background

  • 2019-2021, Post-doctoral researcher (Tutkijatohtori), Project: “How Early Psychosocial Environment Affects Compassion: A 31-years Long Prospective Cohort Study on the Development of Dispositional Compassion” / Principal investigator, Project: “Organizational Culture and Practices Dictionary”, Research Center for Psychology and Educational Psychology, University of Oulu-Finland
  • 2018-2019, Post-doctoral researcher (Tutkijatohtori), Project: “Redefining Adolescent Learning: A multilevel longitudinal study of adolescent learning, health and well-being in educational transitions in Finland” Faculty of Social Sciences (Health Sciences), University of Tampere-Finland
  • 2015-2017, Post-doctoral researcher (Tutkijatohtori), Project: “Intergenerational Transmission of Child-Rearing and Disadvantaged Position in Life”, Institute of Behavioural Sciences / Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki-Finland
  • 2014-2015, Post-doctoral researcher, Project: “European Social Survey - European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)”, Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology, University Pompeu Fabra-Spain

Language skills

  • German (native)
  • English (excellent)
  • Finnish (good)

Current projects

2021-, Mental health and social disadvantage over the early life course: Investigation into genes, families and living conditions (MEDIG) 

Professional memberships

  • 2018–, Review Editor, Frontiers in Psychology section Personality and Social Psychology
  • 2011–, Member of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2020
  • 2021–, Member of the RC28 Social Stratification

Publications and research


Dobewall, H. (2013). Human values and subjective well-being: An exploration of individual and cultural differences, change across life span, and self-other agreement, Tartu: Institute of Psychology, University of Tartu-Estonia.


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