Registered Nurse, Health Care School Tampere, 1993. Master in Nursing Science, University Tampere, 2000. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008.
Nurse Tampere City Hospital, Finland, 1986—2000, head nurse, 2001—2002. Nurse Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere University Hospital, 2000—2001. Health care teacher Tampere Institute Social and Health Care Studies, 2002—2003, since 2005.
Research assistant, department nursing science University Tampere, 2003—2004, researcher, department nursing science, 2003—2004, postdoctoral researcher, department nursing science, since 2009. Researcher Institute Occupational Health, 2007—2008.
Vice councillor Tampere Municipal Council, 2005—2008. Council member Joint Municipal Authority for Social Services Pirkanmaa, 2005—2008. Board member Womens' Defense House, since 2006.
Board chair person Dementia Society Tampere, 2006. Member of Finnish Association Nursing Research.
Married Kari Kanervisto, August 18, 1979. Children: Tarja, Mikko.