Aarnikoivu Melina, postdoctoral researcher

Aarnikoivu Melina, postdoctoral researcher

Melina Aarnikoivu is a postdoctoral researcher in the Higher Education Studies (HIEST) team. She completed her PhD in applied linguistics at the Centre for Applied Language Studies in 2020. In her doctoral work, she studied doctoral education as a form of social action. Since then, she has been particularly interested in early-career researchers' academic writing practices and academic wellbeing. Her methodological expertise includes qualitative methodologies, especially doing (insider) ethnography.

Research interests:

Doctoral education; Academic writing; Academic wellbeing; Peer-mentoring; Qualitative methodologies of higher education research

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