Matti Pelkonen

Name: Matti Pelkonen
Country: Finland
Degrees: Bachelor of Health Care, Radiographer
Current job title: Nursing science student, radiographer
Institution: University of Turku, Turku University Hospital
Short autobiography:

I’m a nursing science student from Turku. The subject of my research is body image related mental disorders in athletes. I’m also a former professional ice-hockey player myself, so the subject is very close to me. In work life I’m a radiographer and I work in the on-call department of radiology in the Turku University hospital.

Reason for joining: To get more perspective on my research. Be the part of group where I can change appearance/body image related ideas with others.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Body image related mental disorders in athletes: a) Are there differences between sports b) How to prevent body image related mental disorders in athletes
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: matti.m.pelkonen@utu.fi
Link to institution: http://www.utu.fi/en/Pages/home.aspx , http://www.tyks.fi/en/