Paula Saikkonen

Paula Saikkonen.

Official title: Research Manager
Tel: + 358 29 524 8133
E-mail: [email protected]


  • Social and ecological sustainability 
  • Evaluation
  • Social security

Primary duties

  • Research on minimum income protection systems and social security
  • Welfare state research
  • Research on socially and ecologically sustainable welfare


  • Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Social Policy /2015
    Further information: University of Helsinki
  • Master of Social Sciences 2002

Professional background

  • Doctoral student October 2007–February 2012  (Two years in Titeko, the Finnish Post-Graduate School in Science and Technology Studies; Project Urban Environmental Governance, Finnish Academy, October 2007–May 2009; other funding during PhD studies: Finnish Cultural Foundation and Nessling Foundation), University of Helsinki 
  • Course Teacher in social policy at University of Helsinki and at Open University
  • Planning officer at The Finnish Centre for Health Promotion (currently known as SOSTE), April 2005–September 2007. Main duties in Project JÄRVI, developing and training the evaluation of social and health NGOs
  • Project Manager, Finnish Student Health Services, April 2002–February 2005

Current projects

Selected publications

More information online