Mira Haataja


I work as a specialist at Cultural wellbeing research and education centre CuWeRE. My area of responsibility includes, for example, project preparations, R&D&I (research, development and innovation) and communication.  

I am inspired about the holistic approach to human well-being and sustainability. Especially close to my heart are the promotion of equality and accessibility, as well as the acknowledgment of diversity from perspectives of both employees and customers. Themes related to mental health, mental well-being, and workplace well-being are also important to me. I strongly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to flourish and feel included, valued, and accepted, and I want to contribute to the realization of these values in the emerging field of cultural well-being.  

I hold a Master’s degree in sociology  and I am also a psychiatric nurse. Additionally, I have studied communication, cultural anthropology, psychology, and education sciences. I have extensive experience in cultural development work, communication, event production, group facilitation, and co-development with experts by experience.  

In my free time, I walk with my dog or explore museums with my Museum Card, spend time with friends, read books, and watch series. I love swimming and being in nature, hiking or lying on rocks—nothing beats the scent of a pine forest! Occasionally, I get inspired to sew and knit clothes. Making radical cross-stitching is my super power.