WHO I AM
Combining teaching experience with the latest game based education research
I work as a researcher at the Game Research Lab of the Tampere University, Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. Right now I am concentrating on my PhD on game jams in schools, hoping to finish it soon and start other exciting projects.
I have previously worked as a teacher of literature and Finnish language at the Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Media Arts (2005-2020). I have been interested in digitalisation and media in teaching and learning, and have completed specialication studies in Learning and Teaching in Digital Learning Environments at the University of Turku (2016-2018, 60 study credits) and acted as a member of the Digitalization Board of the municipality of Helsinki (2017-2021).
I have lectured and ran workshops for teachers and other educators on subjects like gamification of education, educational games, games and play in schools, and game making in classrooms. If you would like to have me speaking in your event, please contact me!
In addition to game jams and game making I am interested in researching role playing games and their materiality, actual play, streaming, and game-related communities, game pedagogy, playfulness and gamification supporting learning, and co-creativity.
I am also an avid gamer, a neurodivergent mother of two neurodivergent kids, and a dice collector.