Who are you?
I am an orthopaedic surgeon working in joint replacement unit of Helsinki University Hospital. In addition to hip and knee replacement surgery I am involved in education of orthopaedic residents and medical students.
What is your role in FICEBO?
I lead the FINTERCEPT study. In my PhD I examined intimate partner violence victims in traumatology ER:s and FINTERCEPT study is about finding new approaches for their care
Who/What inspires you?
I am inspired by kind and enthusiastic people who are able to “think outside the box”.
The most interesting article you’ve read recently?
Storer HL, Rodriguez M, Franklin R. “Leaving Was a Process, Not an Event”: The Lived Experience of Dating and Domestic Violence in 140 Characters. J Interpers Violence. 2021 Jun;36(11-12):NP6553-NP6580.
Previous literature on obstacles for leaving an abusive relationship focuses mainly on victims/survivors in shelters or other public advocacy services. With their sample of over thousand tweets on #WhyIStayed, Storter et al not only have a fresh perspective on the topic, but also manage to update the theory on the process of leaving and how it differs from other forms of health behavior change.
Your favorite book and why?
I rarely read a book twice and it is difficult to name a favorite. Recently I have been impressed with Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata and Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah.