Veijo Notkola is an epidemiologist and demographer who has conducted extensive research in the area of occupational mortality, disability and rehabilitation, as well as mortality and fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa and mortality among those affected by HIV. He began his career teaching at the University of Helsinki and oversaw the Institute of Occupational Health before he became the head of the Survey Department for Statistics Finland, the only Finnish public authority specifically established for statistics. From 2001 to 2015, Mr. Notkola served as the General Manager of the Rehabilitation Foundation, an independent, non-profit organisation that specialises in devising new operating models for rehabilitation work, assessing the effectiveness of current practices and providing up-to-date information on rehabilitation to both experts and the general public. He received a MA degree from the University of Helsinki in Sociology, a MS in Medical Demography from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the University of London. Mr. Notkola’s work has been supported by Finnish Work Environment Fund, the Rehabilitation Foundation of Finland, the Kone Foundation and the University of Eastern Finland.
Itä-Suomen Yliopisto (University of Eastern Finland)