CV Reija Ruuhela

Title Senior Climate Expert
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 503, FI-00101 HELSINKI
Street address Erik Palménin Aukio 1, FI-00560 HELSINKI
Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Health impacts of weather and climate

  • Climate risk assessment

  • Climate variability and change

  • Adaptation to climate change

  • International consulting on capacity building of climate services


University and other degrees

2018: PhD (meteorology), University of Helsinki

Previous professional appointments

  • Head of Group, Climate Service Centre, November 2009 – April 2014

  • Project manager, meteorologist, Climate Service and Climate Change Research, FMI, 2004-2009, on leave June 2008 – April 2009

  • Coordinator, Climate Change Adaptation Research Programme ISTO, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, June 2008 – April 2009

  • Head of Central Forecasting, FMI, 1996–2003

  • Freelance TV-meteorologist, channel MTV3, 1992–1999

  • Meteorologist and senior meteorologist in operational forecasting, FMI, 1990–1995

  • Science teacher in Pakistan International School, Cairo, Egypt, 1988–1989

  • Assistant researcher in Department of Physics (aerosol physics), University of Helsinki, 1986–1988

Other professional activities