Keynote speakers

Vili Lehdonvirta

Vili Lehdonvirta is Professor of Economic Sociology and Digital Social Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. He leads a research group examining the politics and socio-economic implications of digital technologies. He is one of the world’s most cited authors on gig work and the platform economy. His current research focuses on the international political economy and geopolitics of digital infrastructures.

Lehdonvirta is a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, an associate member of the Department of Sociology, Oxford, and a former Turing Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, London. He holds a PhD in Economic Sociology from the University of Turku (2009) and a MSc from the Helsinki University of Technology (2005). He has previously worked at the London School of Economics, the University of Tokyo, and the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology.

Eva Serlachius

Eva Serlachius is Adjunct Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet. She is a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, and as a researcher has concentrated on making the diagnosis and treatment process for mental ill-health in children and adolescents more accessible through internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT). Since 2010, Serlachius has been developing and evaluating several iCBT treatments for children and adolescents for such problems as anxiety, OCD and depression. During this time, the research field has attracted more researchers, and today she collaborates a great deal with other national and international groups.

Serlachius is interested in the implementation of iCBT and its position along the care pathway. On account of her research, BUP Stockholm has created a specialized unit for iCBT in regular health care, where many of the treatments are now offered. She is also responsible for the education in child and adolescent psychiatry for prospective doctors at the medical programme.