Kaija Puura

Kaija Puura, (b. 1961) MD., Ph.D is Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Tampere, Finland, and Head of Child Psychiatry at Tampere University Hospital. With a career spanning over thirty years, her extensive research and work on the assessment and treatment of young children has been widely published in national- and international peer reviewed journals. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal. Kaija is also Executive Director of the World Association for Infant Mental Health and Vice President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions.

How to Raise Your Child to Become a Nice Person is Kaija Puura’s first work of trade non-fiction. Her extended family includes her husband and two cats, five children and two grandchildren.