Prize for Promising Researcher in Gerontology 2024

The prize for Promising Researcher in Gerontology 2024 is awarded to Kaisa Koivunen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

At the 27NKG in Stockholm, the Nordic Gerontological Federation Prize for Promising Researcher will be awarded for the 6th time, this year to Kaisa Koivunen from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The prize is specifically intended for a promising researcher from the host country of the upcoming Nordic Congress of Gerontology, with the stipulation that the candidate does not hold a senior position.

The recipient of the NGF Prize 2024 is a versatile researcher specializing in gerontology. Her primary interests lie in public health, physical functioning, and specifically, systemic resilience and psychometrics. Her foundational education includes a Master of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy).

In 2021, Koivunen defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Resilience in Old Age: Physical Performance and Psychosocial Factors in Changing Sociocultural Contexts and as a Resource in Adversities” at the University of Jyväskylä. Since then, she has continued her academic pursuits as a postdoctoral researcher within the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the same university. Currently, she is immersed in her research project titled “Resilience and Aging Well: A Complex Systems Approach”.

We invite you to join us at the 27NKG congress, where Kaisa Koivunen will deliver a lecture during the prize ceremony.

Read more about Kaisa Koivunen and her work.

Kaisa Koivunen.

NKG 2024 - showing various meeting locations

Contact us

Congress Secretariat: Academic Conferences

Support abstract questions

Phone +46 18 67 10 34 or +46 18 67 10 03

Important dates

2 October 2023 - Abstract submission and registration open

29 November 2023 - Deadline abstracts for symposia

15 January 2024 - Notification for accepted symposia

25 January 2024 - Deadline oral presentations and posters

26 February 2024 - Notification for accepted oral and poster presentation

26 February 2024 - Deadline for submission of individual abstracts within accepted symposia

8 March 2024 - End of Early Bird registration

15 May 2024 - Deadline to register with an accepted presentation

12-14 June 2024 Congress dates