Aapo Hiilamo

Aapo Hiilamo

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

About me

Research topic:

Longitudinal study on household debt and mental health among middle-aged and older population in Europe


Aapo holds a MSc in European Social Policy from the LSE and M.Soc.Sci. in Social and Public Policy from the University of Helsinki. Prior to joining the programme, he worked as a researcher at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. His research aims to determine the ways and contexts in which household debt is linked to mental ill-health among older European populations. Aapo’s research is funded by The Osk. Huttunen Foundation.


Research interests:
Research interests include social exclusion and financial hardship, social determinants of mental health and population ageing.


Supervisors:  Dr Tania Burchardt, Dr Jouni Kuha

Expertise Details

Financial hardship; debt; public health; ageing; mental health; longitudinal analyses; Europe