Curriculum vitae

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  • 2012 Doctor of Laws (LLD), Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2005 Master of Laws (LLM), Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2015 Title of Docent. Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland. 
Current employment
  • 2022– Professor of European Law and Legislative Studies, UEF Law School.
  • 2018– Affiliated Fellow, Erik Castrén Institute, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.
  • 2018– Visiting Fellow, Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL), Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.
Previous work experience
  • 2018–2021 Associate Professor of European Law and Legislative Studies (tenure track), UEF Law School.
  • 2016–2021 Academy of Finland Research Fellow, UEF Law School.
  • 2019–2020 Visiting Fellow, Yale Law School, USA.
  • 2014–2015 Visiting Fellow, European University Institute (EUI), Italy.
  • 2013–2016 Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.
  • 2010 Visiting Student, Columbia Law School, USA.
  • 2010–2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence “Foundations of European Law and Polity Research”, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.
  • 2009–2010 Visiting Graduate Research Student, University College London, UK.
  • 2006–2010 Doctoral Student (salaried), Graduate School “Foundations of European Law and Polity”, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Research funding and grants
  • 2023-2026 Kone Foundation Project “Lobbaus Suomen kunnissa” (Political Influence and Lobbying in Finnish Municipal Politics) (LoSKa).
  • 2021–2025 Academy of Finland Project “Expertise In and Out of Government: The Bureaucratic Revolving Door and Its Regulation in EU Member States” (REVOLVE). 
  • 2018 Lead Investigator of the grant by the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office. 
  • 2016–2021 Academy of Finland Research Fellow.
  • 2016–2019 Principal Investigator of European Commission Jean Monnet Network on Soft Law Research (SoLaR). 
  • 2016–2013 Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher.
  • 2010–2012 University of Helsinki three-year grants, Professor Jan Smits (Maastricht) as PI.
Research supervision and leadership experience
  • 2015– Supervisor of four doctoral students, two working on EU law-making and legisprudence (University of Helsinki) and two on EU lobbying and regulation of platform labour (UEF). Supervisor of approximately 30 completed LLM theses, annually around 5 new completed LLM theses.
  • 2016–2019 PI of a three-year Jean Monnet Network with over 30 researchers in 7 EU Member States.
Teaching experience
  • 2018– Convenor of EU Law. UEF Law School, University of Eastern Finland.
  • 2010– Modules and courses on EU Law, Environmental Law and Research Methods at UEF, University of Helsinki, Maastricht University, University of Copenhagen, King’s College London and KU Leuven.
  • 2013–2017 University pedagogical training, University of Helsinki, 15 ECTS.
  • 2013–2015 I created a tutoring scheme through which early postdoctoral colleagues could mentor doctoral students when Faculty regulations still prevented them from supervising. The Faculty of Law at Helsinki awarded me a bonus in recognition of the creation of the scheme. I personally tutored 2 doctoral students and managed the scheme. The success of the scheme initiated a review of Faculty regulations that now enable postdoctoral researchers to co-supervise doctoral theses together with senior colleagues.
Awards and honours
  • 2019 Academy of Finland Award for Societal Impact.
  • 2015 Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. Bonus awarded for professional achievements.
  • 2014–2015 Invited Member of the Academy Club for Young Scientists, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
  • 2006 The Finnish Lawyers’ Association. Graduate Thesis Award.
  • 2006 The Association of Finnish Savings Banks. Graduate Thesis Award.
  • 2005 The Association of Finnish Lawyers. Prize awarded for highest GPA in the class of 2005.
Other key academic merits
  • 2018 Co-organisation of international seminar “Legal Experts in Transnational Policy-Making”, University of Helsinki and UEF, with ten internationally renowned speakers including Prof. Antoine Vauchez (Paris I/Sorbonne) and Prof. Anu Bradford (Columbia Law School). 
  • 2018– Member of the Executive Board of UEF Law School.
  • 2017 Inaugural seminar of SoLaR, University of Helsinki. The two-day seminar included 25 participants with Prof. Takis Tridimas (King’s College London) as keynote speaker.
  • 2017– Member of the Nordic Network of Empirical Legal Scholars (NoLesLaw), funded by NordForsk. Universities of Helsinki, Copenhagen and Umeå.
  • 2016–2018 Member of the Ethical Review Board in the Humanities and Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki.
  • 2015– Member, Tutkas (The Finnish Association of Researchers and Parliamentarians).
  • 2015–2016 Lead Scientific Member, The Good Lobby, a civic start-up committed to mobilising European citizens (Citizen Lobbyists). Included advising postgraduate students from École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC) working on lobbying.
  • 2014–2018 Member and Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee, Doctoral Programme in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.
  • 2014–2018 Research Committee Member, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.
  • 2013–2016 Co-Convenor and Member of Organising Committee, Helsinki Seminar for Governance and Institutions, University of Helsinki.
  • 2013 Co-organisation of “Territorial Laws in a Global Era”, University of Helsinki. The international seminar included ten invited speakers, e.g. Professors Erin O’Hara (Vanderbilt Law School) and Gralf-Peter Callies (Bremen).
Scientific and societal impact
  • 2023- Vice Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Finnish Transparency Register
  • 2019–2021 Membership in the Finnish Ministry of Justice Working Group on lobbying registers.
  • 2018– Public appearances in the printed press, on television and on the radio (Helsingin Sanomat,Ilta-Sanomat, Yle Uutiset, Kauppalehti, Yle radio, Brysselin kone, MOT etc.).