Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Dr Mika Mannenien

Dr Mika Mannenien
University of Newcastle, Australia

Effectiveness Of School-Based Tobacco And Alcohol Use Prevention Programs: Umbrella Review

Mika Manninen is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University. He received his BSc and MSc in Physical Education from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, in 2012 and 2014. After receiving his master’s degree, he worked for two years as a Physical Education and Health Science teacher in two High Schools in Helsinki, Finland. In 2016, he started his doctoral studies at The University of Georgia with an emphasis on Physical Education and Exercise Psychology. In his doctoral studies, which ended in Spring 2019, he focused on Self-Determination Theory-based need-supportive instructional strategies and their effect on student motivation, emotion, and skill performance.

His current research interests revolve broadly around effective teaching practices and, in particular, their meaning for student motivation and learning. In addition,  Mika is well-versed in meta-analytic methodology and is involved in several ongoing systematic review projects ranging from motor skills to mood states and health. Besides Finland, the USA, and Ireland, Mika has lived and worked in Norway and Switzerland.