Saara Nolvi
Ph.D.

Psychiatry (Department of Clinical Medicine)

saara.nolvi@utu.fi







Areas of expertise
prenatal stress; early life stress; postnatal stress; anxiety; temperament; fear reactivity; executive functioning; socioemotional development; cognitive development; structural equation modelling; milk cortisol; brain structure; amygdala; MRI; fMRI, DTI

Research

I am psychologist and post-doctoral researcher (Ph.D.) affiliated in Charité University of Medicine and University of Turku (FinnBrain Study). My research focuses on early life stress effects on child self-regulation development and the neural mechanisms underlying these effects. I am also interested in the inter-individual differences in sensitivity to stress and environment, and how these differences in plasticity are shaped by the environment across development.



Teaching

Teacher education (60 ects); experience from teaching and lecturing from all age groups and educational levels



Publications

Gut microbiota composition is associated with temperament traits in infants (2019)
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Anna-Katariina Aatsinki, Leo Lahti, Henna-Maria Uusitupa, Eveliina Munukka, Anniina Keskitalo, Saara Nolvi, Siobhain O'Mahony, Sami Pietilä, Laura L. Elo, Erkki Eerola, Hasse Karlsson, Linnea Karlsson
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Human milk cortisol concentration predicts experimentally induced infant fear reactivity: moderation by infant sex (2018)
Developmental Science
Nolvi Saara, Uusitupa Henna-Maria, Bridgett David J, Pesonen Henri, Aatsinki Anna-Katariina, Kataja Eeva-Leena, Korja Riikka, Karlsson Hasse, Karlsson Linnea
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Infant Sex Moderates the Effects of Maternal Pre- and Postnatal Stress on Executive Functioning at 8 Months of Age (2018)
Infancy
Nolvi Saara, Pesonen Henri, Bridgett David J, Korja Riikka, Kataja Eeva-Leena, Karlsson Hasse, Karlsson Linnea
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Maternal Depressive Symptoms During the Pre‐ and Postnatal Periods and Infant Attention to Emotional Faces (2018)
Child Development
Eeva-Leena Kataja, Linnea Karlsson, Jukka M. Leppänen, Juho Pelto, Tuomo Häikiö, Saara Nolvi, Henri Pesonen, Christine E. Parsons, Jukka Hyönä, Hasse Karlsson
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Maternal Pre- and Postnatal Anxiety Symptoms and Infant Attention Disengagement from Emotional Faces (2018)
Journal of Affective Disorders
Eeva-Leena Kataja, Linnea Karlsson, Christine E. Parsons, Juho Pelto, Henri Pesonen, Tuomo Häikiö, Jukka Hyönä, Saara Nolvi, Riikka Korja, Hasse Karlsson
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The courses of maternal and paternal depressive and anxiety symptoms during the prenatal period in the FinnBrain Birth Cohort study (2018)
PLoS ONE
Riikka Korja, Saara Nolvi, Eeva-Leena Kataja, Noora Scheinin, Niina Junttila, Henna Lahtinen, Suoma Saarni, Linnea Karlsson, Hasse Karlsson
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The Relations Between Maternal Prenatal Anxiety or Stress and Child’s Early Negative Reactivity or Self-Regulation: A Systematic Review (2017)
Child Psychiatry and Human Development
Korja R., Nolvi S., Grant K., McMahon C.
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Maternal postnatal psychiatric symptoms and infant temperament affect early mother-infant bonding (2016)
Infant Behavior and Development
Saara Nolvi, Linnea Karlsson, David J. Bridgett, Marjukka Pajulo, Mimmi Tolvanen, Hasse Karlsson
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Maternal prenatal stress and infant emotional reactivity six months postpartum (2016)
Journal of Affective Disorders
Saara Nolvi, Linnea Karlsson, David J. Bridgett, Riikka Korja, Anja C. Huizink, Eeva-Leena Kataja, Hasse Karlsson
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Maternal alexithymic traits, prenatal stress, and infant temperament (2015)
Infant Behavior and Development
Kantonen Tatu, Karlsson Linnea, Nolvi Saara, Karukivi Max, Tolvanen Mimmi, Karlsson Hasse
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-04-06 at 19:58