PhD, Conference Coordinator, Finland, virve.repo(at)evipro.fi
I have been part of the ECMH family since 2011, when the conference was held in Turku, Finland. Since then I have changed my job, finished my MA in cultural history and PhD in human geography. My research interests are related to carceral, legal and historical geography and study of institutions. In my thesis I studied Finnish nursing homes and gero-psychiatric wards. Currently I work at the University of Turku as a post-doctoral researcher studying forensic mental health care. Organizing the ECMH conference have been a joyous experience and an excellent opportunity to meet people and gain new friends from all over the world. On my free time I study classical singing, play ukulele, practice pilates and yoga and knit.