Network members and 
contact persons

We are a network of organisations, and all member organisations have 1-3 contact persons. The contact persons act as the main contact point between the network and the member organisation, but there can be also other people involved in the network activities.

In this page you can see the list of member organisations, their contact persons and other people involved in the network activities. In addition, this page can be used in finding partners for joint network activities, such as research, conference presentations or joint funding proposals. Updates: sara.ihamaki(at)ulapland.fi


Alaska Pacific University, USA

Hilton Hallock

Network contact person

hhallock(at)alaskapacific.edu

Elaine Alvey

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Teacher Education, Network contact person

"Rural education, social studies education, place-based teaching, decolonizing praxis, clinical teacher education, issues of climate change & environment in teacher education"

ealvey(at)alaskapacific.edu


Cape Breton University, Canada

Carolin Kreber

Network contact person

carolin_kreber(at)cbu.ca


Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, 

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Heidi Harju-Luukkainen

Professor, Network contact person

"Early childhood education, justice in education and international student assessment"
heidi.harju-luukkainen(at)chydenius.fi

Minna Maunula

Ph.D., University lecturer
Network contact person

"Higher education, doctoral students life courses and developing expertise, questions in web-based, distance and digital learning, adult education"
minna.r.h.maunula(at)jyu.fi

Minna Maunumäki

Network contact person

minna.maunumaki(at)chydenius.fi


Kotlik School, Alaska, USA

Nelressa Faye

Doctoral Candidate, Alaskan Elementary Educator,
Network contact person

"Integrate core skills and themes, culturally responsive educator (CRE), teacher of social justice and inclusion (IE), student empowerment and native place-based learning"

nfaye(at)lysd.org


Leeds Beckett University, UK

Mhairi Beaton

Professor, Network contact person

"Interface of inclusion, student voice and teacher education. learning environments"
M.C.Beaton(at)leedsbeckett.ac.uk


Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Eva Alerby

Professor of Education, 

Network contact person

"Interface of inclusion, student voice and teacher education. learning environments"
eva.alerby(at)ltu.se


Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Anne Burke

Professor of Literacy Education and Early Learning, 

Network contact person

"Children's literacy engagements, social justice, diversity, arts-based community initiatives"
amburke(at)mun.ca

Kirk Anderson

Professor, Network contact person

"School improvement and effectiveness, educational administration, teacher leadership, rural schools, indigenous education"
kirk.anderson(at)mun.ca

Sylvia Moore

Associate Professor,
Network contact person

"Indigenous-led education, decolonization and reconciliation, and language rejuvenation"

sylvia.moore(at)mun.ca


Mongolian National University of Education, Mongolia

Burmaa Tsoodol

Network contact person

burmaa(at)msue.edu.mn 

Dembereldorj Uuriintuya

Network contact person

uuriintuya.d(at)msue.edu.mn  

Tungalag Baljir

Network contact person

tungalagbaljir(at)msue.edu.mn


Nord University, Norway

Heidi Harju-Luukkainen

Professor, Network contact person

"Early childhood education, justice in education and international student assessment"
heidi.k.harju-luukkainen(at)nord.no


Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Norway

Ylva Jannok Nutti

Network contact person

ylvajn(at)samas.no

Rauna Rahko-Ravantti

Network contact person

Rauna.Rahko-Ravantti(at)samiskhs.no


UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Gregor Maxwell

Associate professor, Network contact person

"International classification, participation, school systems, inclusion and diversity"
gregor.maxwell(at)uit.no

Anne-Mette Bjøru

Lecturer, Network contact person

"High school dropouts, relational skills, inclusion and adapted education, policy, curriculum studies, didactics, internationalisation, comparative work"
anne.m.bjoru(at)uit.no


Umeå University, Sweden

Björn Norlin

Senior lecturer in Education, Associate professor, Network contact person

"Educational history, history education and new media, conceptual and spatial history and Saami studies"
bjorn.norlin(at)umu.se


Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Jan Borm

Network contact person

jan.borm(at)uvsq.fr


University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Kirsten Darling-McQuistan

Network contact person

kirsten.darling-mcquistan(at)abdn.ac.uk

Elizabeth Curtis

Network contact person

elizabeth.curtis(at)abdn.ac.uk


University of Akureyri, Iceland

Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir

Professor, Network contact person

"Inclusive school and education, multicultural and plurilingualism in education, social justice, disability studies"
hermina(at)unak.is


University of Alaska Anchorage, USA

Diane Hirshberg

Professor of Education Policy, 

Network contact person

"Education policy, indigenous and circumpolar education issues, the role of education in sustainable development"
dbhirshberg(at)alaska.edu

Timothy Jester

Network contact person

tejester(at)alaska.edu


University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Ute Kaden

Network contact person

ukaden(at)alaska.edu


University of the Faroe Islands, the Faroe Islands

Kalpana Vijayavarathan

Assistant professor, 

Network contact person

"Teacher cognition, classroom management and teacher self-efficacy, inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogy, educational leadership, identity and language in the immigrant perspective"
KalpanaV(at)setur.fo

Erla Olsen

Network contact person

erlao(at)setur.fo


University of Greenland, Greenland

Lars Demant-Poort

Network contact person

lap(at)uni.gl

Kirsten Fons

Network contact person

kifs(at)uni.gl

Louise Andersen

PhD Student

loand(at)uni.gl


University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, UK

Morag Redford

Professor, Network contact person

morag.redford@uhi.ac.uk


University of Iceland, Iceland

Karen Rut Gisladóttir

Network contact person

karenrut(at)hi.is

Edda Óskarsdottir

Lecturer, Network contact person

"Inclusive education, employing self-study, action research methodology, inclusive practices"
eddao(at)hi.is


University of Lapland, Finland

Tuija Turunen

Professor, Dean, Network lead, Network planning group

"Teachers' professional development, global social justice via education, well-being at school"

tuija.turunen(at)ulapland.fi

Satu-Maarit Korte

Senior researcher, 

Network planning group

"Media education, digital technologies in teaching and learning, online education"
satu-maarit.korte(at)ulapland.fi

Pigga Keskitalo

Professor, 

Network planning group

"Sámi pedagogy, Sámi language education, diversity"

pigga.keskitalo(at)ulapland.fi

Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä

University lecturer, Vice-Dean, Network planning group

"Inclusive teacher education, teacher profession, cognitive skills"

outi.kyro-ammala(at)ulapland.fi

Suvi Lakkala

University lecturer, 

Network planning group

"Inclusive education, inclusive pedagogy, inter-professional teamwork"

suvi.lakkala(at)ulapland.fi

Erika Sarivaara

University lecturer, 

Network planning group

"Language revitalization, indigenous education, indigenous language didactics"
erika.sarivaara(at)ulapland.fi


University of Manitoba, Canada

Frank Deer

Associate professor, 

Network contact person

"Indigenous language education, indigenous religious and spiritual perspectives"
frank.deer(at)umanitoba.ca


University of Oulu, Finland

Riikka Sirkko

University lecturer,
Network contact person

"Inclusive education and teacher education"

riikka.sirkko(at)oulu.fi

Riikka Mononen

University lecturer,
Network contact person

"Individual differences in learning, motivation and well-being, especially in mathematics."

riikka.mononen(at)oulu.fi


University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Ron MacDonald

Network contact person

rjmacdonald(at)upei.ca

Kathy Snow

Associate professor, 

Network contact person

"Student persistence and resilience in education, restorative justice in schools, Inuit teacher education"
ksnow(at)upei.ca


University of Turku, Finland

Jan Löfström

Associate professor in history and social studies education, 

Network contact person

"Teacher education, historical consciousness, moral education, social studies education, democracy education "
jan.lofstrom(at)utu.fi

Lauri Kemppinen

Network contact person

laukem(at)utu.fi