Päivi Tynjälä is a Professor of Education at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER), University of Jyväskylä,Finland. Her main research area is learning and teaching in higher education. Her studies focus particularly on learning at the interface between higher education and the world of work, and the professional development of teachers. She has published widely both nationally and internationally and served as an Editor-in-Chief in Educational Research Review. Currently she is an editorial board member of Educational Research Review, and Vocations and Learning. She is a co-editor of the book Peer-group Mentoring for Teacher Development.