Ms. Päivi Niiranen-Linkama works as a RDI-specialist in Diaconia University of Applied Sciences. The main focus in her work is to develop service-user -centered solutions and practices in social and health care services as a member of a multi-professional team. She also works in several EU -projects. Most of her career she has worked in universities of applied sciences in social work programs in different tasks. She also has expertise in professional pedagogy, adult education and issues of wellbeing of children and families but also of research-based development of working life.