M.A. (Psychology), Psychologist, Subject teacher. Ph.D. student.
Areas of expertise: psychological well-being, body-mind interaction, stress management, constructive interaction, psychological aspects of physical environment, learning in higher education.
Before starting to work on her research, Kirsi Sjöblom has been working as a psychologist for several years. She has previous work experience on child psychiatry as well as suitability assessments and coaching. She has gained diverse further trainings, especially on the interaction between the body and the mind, but also on aggression and constructive interaction. She is also a certified yoga teacher.
In her doctoral thesis she explores aspects of positive and inspiring phenomena in the lives of young adults. Kirsi’s research advances as part of two major research projects, RYM Indoor Environment (TEKES - the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) and Mind the Gap (Academy of Finland), and the areas of interest vary accordingly. Her aim is to take a holistic perspective on learning and well-being by exploring 1) the relations between psychological factors and physical environment, as well as 2) the interplay between different contents of life; namely formal activities, such as studying at the university, and the various interests and activities that people are particularly passionate about.