Dr Riikka Hofmann is a University Lecturer at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the processes and mechanisms of professional change in schools and healthcare settings, as well as dialogic teaching and learning. Riikka’s research, informed by sociocultural psychology and cultural-historical activity theory, has involved schools in the U.K., Finland, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; she also works with various NHS Trusts in the U.K. Prior to completing her PhD in Cambridge, Riikka also studied at the University of Helsinki and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Riikka holds multiple advisory roles: she is an expert member of the cross-Whitehall policy trials advisory panel, working with a range of U.K. government departments, and advises the U.K. Cabinet Office on the Civil Service Future Leaders Scheme.
In the DIALLS project, Riikka is particularly involved in the development and implementation of the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme (WP3) and the analysis of dialogue and argumentation (WP5).