Päivi-Maria Jaatinen © 2018.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä
  • Master of Arts in English, English Teacher, University of Jyväskylä
  • Master of Arts in Art History, University of Jyväskylä
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Design, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design
  • Teacher's Pedagogical Education, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Vocational Teacher College
I work as an executive director of an art centre, Mikkeli Centre of Photography. I am also a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Music, Arts and Culture Studies at the University of Jyväskylä. As a teacher, I teach English language, culture and communication and visual arts and communication. My latest work as a designer and artist included acoustic interior design as well as the research, design and making of acoustic artworks for the Mikkeli University Consortium.

My research interests concern psychological well-being and applied positive psychology in arts, communication and applied linguistics. Lately, I researched how positive psychology could be applied in English language teaching and learning.

In my free time I value sustainable living with a connection to nature. I am a mother of two teenagers. Our home and head quarters are in Mikkeli, a town in Southeastern Finland, where I was born and still live on a small farm with my children. I appreciate the country life and run an organic garden in my leisure time. Caring for the environment and nature as well as the cultural heritage is an important part of my life. We live in a protected heritage building and also take care of a protected and restored granary. In my leisure time I enjoy also water sports.

If you require any further information concerning my work, please contact me through my e-mail: paivi at paivimariajaatinen.fi

My professional profile can be found also on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/paivimariajaatinen