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Research interests

My research interest is in promoting peoples’ well-being by healthy eating. Health-beneficial changes in eating behaviour are targeted both via reflective and automatic cognitive processes to make healthy choices attractive and easy to excecute. We use for example self-monitoring of behaviours, nudging and virtual reality technolgies to promote healthy eating.

Education/Academic qualification

Life sciences, Doctorate, University of Eastern Finland

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2011 2019

Investigation of Variations in the Human Urine Metabolome amongst European Populations: An Exploratory Search for Biomarkers of People at Risk-of-Poverty

Trimigno, A., Khakimov, B., Savorani, F., Tenori, L., Hendrixson, V., Čivilis, A., Glibetic, M., Gurinovic, M., Pentikäinen, S., Sallinen, J., Garduno Diaz, S., Pasqui, F., Khokhar, S., Luchinat, C., Bordoni, A., Capozzi, F. & Balling Engelsen, S., Jan 2019, In : Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 63, 1, 1800216.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Mastication-induced release of compounds from rye and wheat breads to saliva

Pentikäinen, S., Koistinen, V., Kolehmainen, M., Poutanen, K., Hanhineva, K. & Aura, A. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Food Chemistry. 270, p. 502-508 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Mobile Phone App for Self-Monitoring of Eating Rhythm: Field Experiment

Pentikäinen, S., Tanner, H., Karhunen, L., Kolehmainen, M., Poutanen, K. & Pennanen, K., 2019, In : JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth. 7, 3, p. e11490 e11490.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Mobile Applications
Cell Phones
Feeding Behavior

The effect of structure and texture on the breakdown pattern during mastication and impacts on in vitro starch digestibility of high fibre rye extrudates

Alam, S. A., Pentikäinen, S., Närväinen, J., Katina, K., Poutanen, K. & Sozer, N., 1 Apr 2019, In : Food and Function. 10, 4, p. 1958-1973 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

dietary fiber
2 Citations (Scopus)

Easy-going, rational, susceptible and struggling eaters: A segmentation study based on eating behaviour tendencies

Pentikäinen, S., Arvola, A., Karhunen, L. & Pennanen, K., 2018, In : Appetite. 120, p. 212-221 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Feeding Behavior
Mental Health