Anu-Katriina Pesonen leads the Sleep & Mind Research Group at University of Helsinki. Sleep & Mind focuses on sleep, cognition, learning and mental health in a multidisciplinary context, combining methods and designs from psychology, medicine, and brain research. Currently, the main focus of the research is on sleep microstructures, and experimental interventions to modify sleep-related emotion regulation.
2004 Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Helsinki
2006 Title of Docent (corresponds to adjunct professor) in educational and developmental psychology, University of Helsinki
2008 Title of Docent (corresponds to adjunct professor) in personality psychology, University of Tampere
2009 Speciality in Clinical Child Psychology and Educational Psychology, an academic, clinical diploma
2015 Professor of clinical and developmental psychology (5-year position)