Docent Riitta Maijala, DVM, PhD, has been appointed as the new Vice President for Research at the Academy of Finland. The appointment is for a five-year term starting on 1 July 2016. The appointment decision was made by the Academy Board in its meeting last Friday.
Riitta Maijala is currently the executive director of thematic research funding at the Academy.
Previously, Maijala was director of science policy at the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. She has also worked as a researcher, university lecturer and professor. She has held a number of management positions at the National Veterinary and Food Research Institute (EELA), the University of Helsinki, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Finnish Food Safety Authroity (Evira) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Maijala’s own research has focused on food hygiene, risk assessment and environmental health control.
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