Saija-Liisa Kankaanpää

Saija-Liisa Kankaanpää is a specialist in Cultural Psychology (Ph.D.), licensed Psychologist (MSc) and a Philologist (MA). Currently she works as a Refugee Mental Health Specialist at PALOMA2 project, coordinated by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare. She is a member of the Finnish Psychological Association's Cultural Psychology working group.

Her main interests and expertise include Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry, Developmental Psychology, Somali Studies, and Mental Health and Wellbeing in conflict and war zones. Previously she has worked, among other things, as a Clinical Psychologist, University Lecturer and Researcher, and with unaccompanied minors.