Johanna is visiting the Primary Care Unit during the year 2017.
Johanna became interested in the opportunities of digital health while developing online courses in the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This was followed by a research assistant position in adolescents’ physical activity intervention in the University of Helsinki, and a three-year doctoral project on sensor-based, gamified, physical activity service for smartphones (thepreciousproject.eu). She was also affiliated with Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and collaborated with human-computer interaction network researchers.
Johanna completed her Master’s degree in Social Psychology in the University of Helsinki, Finland, including three semesters of psychology studies in the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She also has a pedagogical teaching qualification.
Johanna is interested in factors that support motivation and self-regulation for behaviour change. Johanna currently investigates behaviour change techniques and motivational elements based on self-determination theory and motivational interviewing on a smartphone platform. Johanna is also curious about factors that increase service engagement, specifically gamification.
Johanna has been teaching workshops on quantitative methods
Johanna is a member of European Health Psychology Society EHPS, and serves as a grant master for the early career researcher network. She wishes to support the engagement of early career researchers in the society activities through the CREATE network (http://www.ehps.net/create).
Johanna work is supported by the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences in the University of Helsinki and the KAUTE Foundation “Tutkijat maailmalle” research grant to support ambitious research work in a high quality foreign university or research institution.
The research within PRECIOUS project has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no. 611366.
Nurmi, J., Hagger, M. S., Haukkala, A., Araújo-Soares, V., & Hankonen, N. (2016). Relations between autonomous motivation and leisure-time physical activity participation: The mediating role of self-regulation techniques. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. doi: 10.1123/jsep.2015-0222