Synnöve Karvinen-Niinikoski is Professor of Social Work at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Professor Karvinen-Niinikoski has written on critical reflection, professional supervision, leadership and professional practices in social and on international social work research and researcher education. Her research concerns also child welfare, especially the changing family contexts caused by the increasing divorcing rates here interest lies in facilitative family mediation looking for the best of children and young people. She is a member of the executive Committee of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).
She has published following publications on issues close to supervision and research:
Beddoe, L., Karvinen-Niinikoski, S., Ruch, G., & Tsui, M.-s. (2015). Towards an international consensus on a research agenda for social work supervision: Report on the first survey of a Delphi study. British Journal of Social Work. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcv110 Read here
Yliruka, L. & Karvinen-Niinikoski, S. (2013). How can we enhance productivity in social work? : Dynamically reflective structures, dialogic leadership and development of transformative expertise. Journal of Social Work Practice. 27, (2), 191- 206.; 2)
Orme, J. & Karvinen-Niinikoski, S. (2012). Social Work Research in The Sage Handbook of International Social Work. Lyons, K., Kockenstad, T., Pawar, M., Huegler, N. & Hall, N. (Eds..). (pp.179-195).London & New York: SAGE
Marthinsen, E., Uggerhoj, L. & Rasmussen, T. (eds.) & Karvinen-Niinikoski, S. (co ed.) (2012) Practice research, in Nordic social work: Knowledge production in transition. London: Whiting and Birch. (Critical Studies in Socio-Cultural Diversity)
Karvinen-Niinikoski, S. (2009). Promises and pressures of critical reflection for social work coping in change European Journal of Social Work, 12(3), 333 – 348.
Karvinen-Niinikoski, S. (2005). Research orientation and expertise in social work- challenges for social work education. European Journal of Social Work, 8(3), 259-271.
Karvinen-Niinikoski, S. (2004) Social work supervision contributing to innovative knowledge production and open expertise. In Gould, N & Baldwin, J (ed.) Social Work, Critical Reflection and the Learning Organisation. (pp.23-39).Aldershot: England