The ageing and elder care research group is a multidisciplinary research group (incl. social gerontology, gerontological social work, health and social management, organization sciences), which addresses various elder care management and organizational issues and the wellbeing of older people from multi-agency perspectives. The effectiveness of services is also studied with different methodical approaches.
Vakimo’s main interests in research include gender sensitive cultural gerontology, life course and life history as well as social interaction in the web, media representations, folk narratives and humor and research ethics. She has also specialized in qualitative research methods, ethnography, and oral history methodology.