Adaptive and innovative countryside

This study approaches the adaptive and innovative capacities of Finnish shrinking rural areas, as a multidimensional phenomenon, through the concept of smart shrinking, or as we term it: smart adaptation. The concept allows us to disentangle the impacts (both positive and negative) of demographic...

Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy

Our research is based on randomized controlled dietary inervention studies examining the effects of nutrients, diet and lifestyle on metabolism and risk of non-communicable diseases. We concentrate on the health effects of the quality of dietary fat, dietary fiber and dietary patterns. Lately, we...

Elderly care research

Elderly care research group is a multidisciplinary research group, which focus on elderly care management and organizational issues and wellbeing of the elderly people in national and international contexts.

Irja Haapala-Biggs

University Lecturer, Home Economics, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

Kaarniranta AMD Lab

The leader of the age-related macular degeneration (AMD) group is Professor Kai Kaarniranta (M.D.; Ph.D.; Chief Physician at the Department of Ophthalmology, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH); Head of Ophthalmology Department).