ELISA TIILIKAINEN

Post-doctoral researcher

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

I am a social scientist interested in issues related to ageing and later life. In my PhD I examined loneliness from a life course perspective identifying different pathways behind loneliness in later life and exploring how loneliness changes in time. I have also examined experiences of loneliness from the perspective of people living with aphasia and older migrant women. My studies have highlighted the multidimensional and dynamic nature of loneliness and its individual meanings in relation to different life events and transitions. More recently I have worked in projects concerning health and wellbeing promotion of older people living alone (incl. effectiveness of older people’s care) and older men’s communities. In my studies I have used mostly qualitative methodologies, but I’m hoping to find ways to combine different methods, especially from longitudinal perspectives.

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Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Department of Social Sciences

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