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Hannela Palukka

PhD, Adjunct Professor

I am a senior sociologist focused on work research, especially working life relationships and institutional interaction situations. Right now, one of my main tasks is to attract research funding into younger researcher's use. In general, the aim of my work is to strengthen research and education in the area of working life at the University of Tampere.

Currently I am leading a project funded by Kone Foundation. "The third sector, the state and politics" analyses the change in the Finnish society from the point of view of the position and activities of the third sector as a social and health service provider from the 1970s to present day.

I am a research leader in the project funded by Tekes, Challenge Finland. "The peer support based platform VIRVE for services and marketing" contributes to Finland’s competitiveness by analyzing and developing the peer support based platform VIRVE for services and marketing. The platform is created as innovative action carried out by people age 60-plus, business companies offering welfare and ICT –services and companies preparing and marketing various products customized for seniors, including cosmetics, fashion and sport equipment. The focus is on ideas of open innovation and initiative that are present in existing and emerging social networks.

In addition to my research work I have participated in the planning of a research network at the University of Tampere, focused on wellfare services. Network WELLi is one of the multidisciplinary development projects that have been planned according to the change strategy of the University of Tampere.

Specialities: sociology, working life, action in interaction, research, attracting research funding, research project management, multidisciplinary networking


Arminen Ilkka, Koskela Inka, Palukka Hannele. (2014). Multimodal production of second pair parts in air traffic control training. Journal of Pragmatics 2014.

Auvinen Petra, Palukka Hannele, Arminen Ilkka. (2014). The document use as a situated practice in prehospital emergency care. Teoksessa Coletta Claudio, Colombo Sara, Magaudda Paolo, Mattozzi Alvise, Parolin Laura Lucia, Rampino Lucia (toim.) A Matter of Design: Making Society trough Science and Technology. Milan, Italia: STS Italia Publishing, 1179-­1196.

Koskela Inka, Arminen Ilkka, Palukka Hannele. (2013). Centres of coordination as a nexus of aviation. Teoksessa Haddington Pentti, Mondada Lorenza, Nevile Maurice (toim.) Interaction and Mobility : Language and the Body in Motion. Berlin: De Gruyter, 245-278. (Linguae & litterae 20).

Auvinen Petra, Palukka Hannele. (2012). Organization of work in interaction between the paramedics and the patient. Work : A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation 41 (Supplement 1), 42-48.

Koskela inka, Palukka Hannele. (2011). Trainer interventions as instructional strategies in air traffic control training. Journal of Workplace Learning 23 (5), 293 - 314.

Palukka Hannele, Tiilikka Tiina. (2011). Temporary agency work in the Finnish health care sector: Greater flexibility and freedom in the workplace?. Work Organisation Labour and Globalisation 5 (1), 112-128.

Arminen Ilkka, Auvinen Petra, Palukka Hannele. (2010). Repairs as the last orderly provided defense of safety in aviation. Journal of Pragmatics 42 (2), 443-465.

Arminen Ilkka, Auvinen Petra, Palukka Hannele. (2008). Multilayered organization of aviation safety. Teoksessa Jaakko Kujala, Päivi Iskanius (toim.) Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research ICPQR 2008. Oulu: University of Oulu, 474 – 486. (Research reports in Industrial Engineering and Management, Oulu 2/2008).

Palukka Hannele, Auvinen Petra, Mahlamäki Matti. (2014). Maaseutu, raviurheilu ja rahapelaaminen: miten maaseutua käytetään puheen tulkinnallisena voimavarana. Maaseudun uusia aika 22 (1), 21-33.

Anttonen Anneli, Haveri Arto, Lehto Juhani, Palukka Hannele (toim.). (2012). Julkisen ja yksityisen rajalla : julkisen palvelun muutos. Tampere: Tampere University Press.

Palukka Hannele. (2012). Palokunta yhteisöinä - vapaapalokuntalaisten identiteetin rakentuminen. Kunnallistieteellinen aikakauskirja 40 (3), 251-272.

Palukka Hannele, Tiilikka Tiina. (2012). Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon valtakunnallinen ohjaus terveyspalveluiden ulkoistamisen perusteluissa. Kunnallistieteellinen aikakauskirja 40 (2), 141-158.

Tiilikka Tiina, Aaltonen Tarja, Palukka Hannele. (2011). Lääkärinä vuokratyössä : näköaloja koulutukseen ja oppimiseen. Teoksessa Laiho Anne, Ruoholinna Tarita (toim.) Terveysalan ammatit ja koulutus. Helsinki: Gaudeamus, 180-201.

Aaltonen T, Henriksson L, Karttunen A, Kivimäki R, Palukka H, Silvennoinen-Nuora L, Tiilikka T, Valokivi H. (2009). Toimijat vanhusten hyvinvointipalveluja ohjaavissa kehittämisohjelmissa. Kunnallistieteellinen aikakauskirja 37 (3), 336-352.

Palukka H, Tiilikka T. (2008). Terveydenhuollon vuokratyö -joustava ja vapaa työn muoto?. Työelämän tutkimus 6 (2), 173-184.

Palukka Hannele. (2013). Palokunta yhteisöinä. Teoksessa Mankkinen Teija (toim.) 24/365 Palokuntalaisuus Suomessa. Helsinki: Suomen Pelastusalan Keskusjärjestö ry, 106-157.

Palukka Hannele, Tiilikka Tiina. (2013). Universalismi, toimintaa edelleen ohjaava arvo ensihoidossa. Alusta, yhteiskunta ja kulttuuritieteiden verkkolehti 2013.

Auvinen Petra, Palukka Hannele, Tiilikka Tiina. (2012). Palvelujärjestelmä murroksessa - ensihoidon ja sairaankuljetuksen työ- ja toimintakäytänteet. Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto, Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö.

Palukka Hannele, Koskela Inka. (2010). Yhteistoiminnallinen oppiminen lennonjohtajien ammatillinen koulutuksessa : loppuraportti. Tampere: Opetusministeriö, Valtion työsuojelurahasto, Finavia, Tampereen yliopisto.

Tiilikka T, Palukka H, Tolkki H. (2009). Kilpailulliset toimintatavat perusterveydenhuollossa - argumentit ja narratiivit: loppuraportti. Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto.

Palukka Hannele, Tiilikka Tiina. (2007). Vuokratyöntekijänä hyvinvointipalvelurakenteen murroksessa. Tampere: Työsuojelurahasto ja Palkansaajasäätiö.

Palukka Hannele. (2003). Johtotähdet. Lennonjohtajien ammatti-identiteetin rakentuminen ryhmähaastatteluissa. Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto.


The Peer Support Based Platform VIRVE for Services and Marketing 

Starting June 2016

A global market of people age 50-plus nearly equals the size of China. According to American journalist Dan Kadlec, there is a need for more businesses targeting these people, who have never before had so much spending power and ambition. It is no longer appropriate to see the opportunities of longevity purely in terms of medicine and travel. If people age 50-plus aren’t working, they may be volunteer-ing, starting a small business or non-profit and taking enrichment courses. Many remain socially active and spend to get the experience of looking and feeling good. Businesses that realize how to deliver this experience will mint profits over the next few decades.

The project contributes to Finland’s competitiveness by analyzing and developing the peer support based platform VIRVE for services and marketing. The platform is created as innovative action carried out by people age 60-plus, business companies offering welfare and ICT –services and companies preparing and marketing vari-ous products customized for seniors, including cosmetics, fashion and sport equipment. The focus is on ideas of open innovation and initiative that are present in existing and emerging social networks.

The problem solution fit is validated by the method of co-creation, i.e., with multi-sided interactions, through continuous dialogue and transparency, access, and visualization of experiences. The development work conducted in the event of Ser-vice Hack and workshops aims to encourage creativity and collaboration between people age 60-plus, business and start-up companies. This interactive, real-time method of co-creation ensures Finland’s competitiveness in achieving better posi-tion in the global market of people age 60-plus.

The third sector, the state, and politics: an analysis of how Finnish society has changed from the 1970s to the present day

Starting January 2013

The aim of this research is to identify and conceptualize continuities and breaks in changes that have taken Place in Finnish society. By exploring the position and role of the third sector in different historical periods, our objective is to contextualize and conceptualize these changes from the early1970s through to the present day. The changes unfolding in society are examined via thereforms carried out in the social and health services system.

The study develops a methodology of temporal change By synthesizing the viewpoints of structureand agency By combining the analysis of alcohol and drug policy reforms and analysis of
the social integration of operating practice reforms.

The advantage of such a synthesizing perspective is that it highlights the active and flexible role of different agents in the domestication of reforms.In addition the study deeps, specifies and diversifies the viewpoints, results and conclusions gained through the internal discussion on social change in different scientific disciplines.

Publicly funded services and the public-private interface

September 2010 - December 2012

Publicly Funded Services and the Public-Private Sector Interface is one of three multidisciplinary research projects to be launched under University of Tampere Change Strategy 2010-2015. The aim of the project was to strengthen research and education in the area of publicly funded services at the University of Tampere.

The overhaul of publicly funded services is one of the greatest challenges facing Finnish society, in both the short and longer term. The need for change in the organization and provision of publicly funded services comes mainly from population ageing, changing service needs and current economic realities. 

Service system in transition: work practices in emergency medical care and ambulance services

June 2010 - December 2012

This research project was concerned to investigate collaborative work practices in emergency medical care and ambulance services, specifically in ambulance units that provide prehospital medical care. The examination focused on public and private service providers and their division of labour.

Emergency medical care is a complex task that requires real-time coordination, responsible and time-critical decision-making, and a shared understanding among the people involved in the job about the unfolding situation. This calls for seamless cooperation, which is a major challenge in emergency medical care and in other security-critical fields. The information generated by the research about the service system in emergency medical care and about distinctive job features within this system can be used to improve employee well-being in the workplace and to raise the standards of basic and continuing vocational training. More generally the results will be helpful in developing the social and health care service system; in creating innovative, customer-oriented and safe work practices and procedures; and in improving patient safety together with primary health care services, specialized medical care and social welfare services.

Multimodal Activities and Situated Agencies

January 2007 - June 2009

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