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Sanni Tiitinen

Sanni Tiitinen

Postdoctoral researcher

Phone: 050 509 9195
Room: LINNA 6086

Office hours:by appointment

Research interests:

  • Workplace interaction
  • Counselling interaction
  • Development work in organisations
  • Conversation analysis
  • Multimodal interaction

Ongoing research projects:

Evidence-based health promotion at work - Promo@work

Previous research projects:

Preventive healthcare in maternity and child health clinics


Tiitinen, Sanni & Lempiälä, Tea (submitted) The social functions of stepwise topic transitions in workplace meetings.

Tiitinen, Sanni (2015) Supporting parenthood in interaction. A conversation analytic study of maternity and child health clinics. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis 2009. Tampere: Tampere University Press. Available at:

Tiitinen, Sanni & Ruusuvuori, Johanna (2015) Producing gendered parenthood in child health clinics. Discourse & Society 26(1), 113-132.

Tiitinen, Sanni & Ruusuvuori, Johanna (2014) Using formulations and gaze to encourage parents to talk about their and their children's health and well-being. Research on Language and Social Interaction 47(1), 49-68.

Tiitinen, Sanni & Homanen, Riikka & Lindfors, Pirjo & Ruusuvuori, Johanna (2014) Approaches used in investigating family support in transition to parenthood. Health Promotion International, 29(3), 518-527.

Tiitinen, Sanni & Ruusuvuori, Johanna (2012) Engaging parents through gaze: Speaker selection in three-party interactions in maternity clinics. Patient Education and Counseling 89(1), 38-43.

Henriksson, Lea & Tiitinen, Sanni (2011) Lähihoitajan ammatti elämän risteysasemana: haastattelututkimus alalle hiljattain valmistuneista. [The occupation of a practical nurse as the intersection in life: An interview study of recently graduated]. Työelämän tutkimus [The Studies of Working Life] 9(2), 120-135.

Kuula, Arja & Tiitinen, Sanni (2010) Eettiset kysymykset ja haastattelujen jatkokäyttö. [Ethical questions and reuse of interviews]. In: Johanna Ruusuvuori & Pirjo Nikander & Matti Hyvärinen (eds.) Haastattelun analyysi [Analysing interviews]. Tampere: Vastapaino, 446-459.

Ruusuvuori, Johanna & Lindfors, Pirjo & Homanen, Riikka & Haverinen, Sanni & Lehtonen, Heidi & Keskinen, Katri (2008) Ennaltaehkäisevä terveystyö neuvolassa: Muuttuva asiakassuhde, tiimityö ja hyvinvointineuvolamalli. [Preventive health care in maternity and child health clinics: The changing client relationship, team work and family centered model]. Tampere: Tampereen kaupunki, Tietotuotanto ja laadunarviointi, Hyvinvointipalvelujen julkaisuja 7/2008.

Full papers in conferences:

Tiitinen, Sanni & Lempiälä, Tea: Coaching towards "real" work: Defining clients’ empowerment in intermediate labor market. EGOS Colloquium, Naples, 7.–9.7.2016.

Tiitinen, Sanni & Lempiälä, Tea & Ikävalko, Heini: Drifting away from making decisions? Processes of discussing developmental ideas in three types of meeting interaction. International Process Symposium, Kos, 24.–27.6.2015.

Conference presentations in English:

Tiitinen, Sanni, Weiste, Elina, Vehviläinen, Sanna, Ruusuvuori, Johanna, Lusa, Sirpa & Laitinen, Jaana: Interactional practices of peer support for fire chiefs in enhancing work ability of their employees. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Research on Work and Working Life, Turku, 16.–18.8.2017.

Tiitinen, Sanni, Weiste, Elina, Vehviläinen, Sanna, Ruusuvuori, Johanna, Nevanperä, Nina & Laitinen, Jaana: Sharing experiences with peers in group counselling meetings. International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters, Bristol, 12.–14.7.2017.

Tiitinen, Sanni & Ruusuvuori, Johanna: Applying CA to studying gendered parenthood in preventive maternity and child health care. International Conference on Conversation Analysis, Los Angeles, 25.–29.6.2014.

Tiitinen, Sanni: Reopening the talk about problems in Finnish maternity and child health care clinics (data session). International Conference on Conversation Analysis & Clinical Encounters, York, 5.–7.7.2013.

Tiitinen, Sanni & Ruusuvuori, Johanna: Question design concerning somatic vs. psycho-social issues in the maternity and child health care clinics in Finland. International Conference on Conversation Analysis & Clinical Encounters, York, 12.–14.7.2011.

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