Short CV

Education

  • PhD (Special Education), University of Helsinki, January 2015
  • Master of Education (Special Education, with teacher qualification), University of Jyväskylä, May 2003
  • Title of docent/Adjunct professor (Education, especially Children’s mathematical development and pedagogical support), Tampere University, September 2020

Work history

  • Associate professor (Mathematical learning difficulties), University of Oslo, February 2016–present
  • University Lecturer of Special Education, University of Turku, August 2015–December 2015
  • Lecturer (part-time), Open University of Helsinki, Special Education, January 2014–August 2016
  • Lecturer of Special Education (part-time), University of Turku, January 2015–July 2015
  • Doctoral student/Researcher (ThinkMath project), University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education/Special Education, August 2011–July 2015
  • Special needs teacher, Lempäälä,  August 2003–July 2008, January 2010–July 2011
  • Junior researcher (LukiMat project), Niilo Mäki Institute, Jyväskylä, August 2008–December 2009

Fellowships

  • Associate visiting researcher, University of Johannesburg, Department of Childhood Education, South Africa, 2016-present
  • Visiting scholar, The Education University of Hong Kong, Department of Early Childhood Education (5.–11.3.2018)

Teaching experience

University of Oslo, Department of Special Needs Education

  • Fordypning i spesifikke lærevansker (matematikkvansker/mathematical learning difficulties), SPED4400 (advanced): lecturer, 2016-present
  • Spesifikke lærevansker knyttet til språk og kognisjon (matematikkvansker/mathematical learning difficulties), SPED3001/3003 (intermediate): lecturer, 2019–present
  • Spesifikke lærevansker knyttet til språk og kognisjon (matematikkvansker/mathematical learning difficulties), SPED3000/3100 (intermediate): lecturer, 2016-2019
  • Education for learners with special needs (mathematical learning difficulties), SEN4200 (advanced): lecturer, 2016-2018
  • Læring i et livsløpsperspektiv, SPED1300 (basics about mathematical learning difficulties): lecturer, 2018-present
  • Utvikling i et livsløpsperspektiv, SPED2100 (basics about development of math skills): lecturer, 2018-present
  • Supervision of master and PhD students: 2016-present
    • master: 18 completed
    • PhD: 1 completed (as co-supervisor), 2 ongoing (1 as main supervisor and 1 as co-supervisor)
  • Basics in SPSS -course: lecturer, 2017
  • Spesialpedagogisk forskningsmetode og forskningsbasert praksis (Quantitative methodology), SPED1200: seminar leader, 2018
  • Spesialpedagogikk: funksjonshemning og lærevansker (matematikkvansker/mathematical learning difficulties), SPED1001 (basic): lecturer, 2016-2017

University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education/Special Education

  • Mathematics Difficulties: workshops, 2012–2015
  • Interventions: workshops, 2013
  • Need for Support: workshops, 2011

Open University of Helsinki, Special Education

  • Mathematics Difficulties: lectures and workshops 2014–2016

University of Turku, Faculty of Education, Special Education

  • Prerequisite Skills for Learning, lectures, 2015
  • Learning Difficulties (math difficulties), lectures, 2015
  • Socio-emotional Difficulties: lectures and workshops, 2015
  • Methods in Special Education: workshops, 2015
  • Multicultural Education in the Context of Special Education: lectures, 2015
  • Professional Development of Special Education Teachers: workshops, 2015

Research group

  • FREMO, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo. (Role: participant) 2020–present
  • Learning, Motivation and Well-being (LeMoWe): Department of Education, University of Oslo. (Role: participant), 2018–2019
  • Child Language and Learning (CLL), (Role: participant), 2016–2018

Projects

Institutional responsibilities

  • Member of the Program Council for Studies at the Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, 2017–present
  • Course responsible (50%) for SPED3001/3003: Learning difficulties and special needs from a system and individual perspective’ (15 ECTS, Module 1), 2019–present
  • Course responsible for SPED4440: ’Specific learning difficulties’ (mathematical learning difficulties, 15 ECTS), Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, 2019–present
  • Course responsible for SPED3000: ‘Learning difficulties and special needs from a system and individual perspective’ (60 ECTS), Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, 2016–2019

Networks

  • Member of The American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2012–present
  • Member of The European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI/JURE), 2011–present
  • Member of The Finnish Research Network on Mathematical Learning Difficulties (NORSMA-FI), 2012–present
  • Committee member of The Nordic Research Network on Mathematical Learning Difficulties (NORSMA), 2019–present

Reviewer for the scientific journals

Journal of Early Childhood Research, Learning and Individual Differences, LUMAT (Research and Practice in Math, Science and Technology Education), Research in Developmental Disabilities, The Spanish Journal of Psychology, CURSIV, Educational Inquiry, NMI Bulletin, South African Journal of Childhood Education, Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education   (NOMAD), Mathematical Thinking and Learning, The European Journal of Special Needs Education, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, European Journal of Psychology of Education

Member of editorial board

South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019–present