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Dr. Matti HEIKKILÄ Deputy Director General, STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki


1971 Planning Secretary, National Board of Health since 1972 lectures and presentations at foreign seminars, conferences and universities 1972-83 Senior Inspector, National Board of Welfare 1980-83 Chairman of the State Committee for Gipsy Issues 1983-84 Head of Welfare Department, Vantaa City Welfare Office 1984-85 Head of Information, National Board of Welfare 1985-86 Senior Adviser, Ministry of Health and Welfare 1986-92 Senior Researcher, National Board of Welfare and Health 1991-93 Co-ordinator of Research Program on Disadvantage and Deprivation by the Academy of Finland 1992-97 Research Director, Head of Social Research Unit, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health since 1993 Docent of Social Policy at the University of Lapland 1993 FINNIDA Consultative Expert in Welfare Issues in Zambia (MCDSS) 1994 Expert invited by Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), International Social Science Council, for State-of-the-Art Review of Poverty Research in Nordic Countries 1994-96 Co-ordinator of the Research Program on the Economics of Welfare by the Academy of Finland 1994 Member of a joint sociological research team of Moscow State Social University and STAKES, Finland since 1995 Docent of Social Policy at the University of Turku 1995 Member of the High Level Group on Social Exclusion set up by the EU Commission/DG V since 1995 Country co-ordinator and editor in a Nordic comparative research project on the Nordic Welfare States in the 1990s (publishing in 1999 and 2000) 1996 United Nations Preventive Deployment Force Macedonia; Member of the Intersectoral Mission Expert Group, May 27 - June 6, 1996, Skopje, Macedonia 1997-98 Detached National Expert in the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, Ireland 1998 Social Policy Analyst, Albanian Social Development Assessment Mission 1998 European Parliament Public Hearing on Tackling Social Exclusion, June 31, Brussels, invited speaker 1998-2001 Research Professor at STAKES 2000-01 Head of Research Group on Welfare Policies and Social Problems, STAKES 2000-01 Council of Europe, Reporter of a project on poverty and anti-poverty policies in Finland, Belgium, Ireland, France, Malta, Latvia, Bulgaria and Czech Republic 2000 Leader of a seven country research consortium on the role of social assistance as means of integration and inclusion contracted by the European Commission since 2001 Deputy Director General of STAKES 2002-03 The National Social Sector Development Project, Rapporteur ad int (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)