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I am Tarja Tapio and I work as a senior lecture of social services at the Applied University of Jyväskylä, Finland at the Institute of Rehabilitation. My research background is in social gerontology and I have PhD from University of Jyväskylä in Finland from the faculty of Social Sciences. I spend also a short period as a PhD student in Stirling’s University in 2008 (between January and July 2008). My research interests are ageing, agency and ethnicity, ageing and environment and ageing in place in circumpolar area. In the field of ageing research, I am especially interested in dementia, social inclusion, ageing and agency in rural areas especially at the circumpolar area.