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.
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.
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.).