Veli-Matti Partanen


At NIASC my job is to manage the NordScreen ( project which is a publicly available, web-based application that delivers information of cancer screening programmes in the Nordic countries.  The website will provide standardized, evidence-based indicators for monitoring the performance of screening programmes based on registry data from the Nordic countries and Estonia. Currently we are focusing on screening for cervical cancer. The Nordscreen is a collaborative project and other NIASC partners include Karolinska Institutet, the Cancer Registry of Norway, the Icelandic Cancer Registry and the Finnish Cancer Registry, where I’m working as a project manager and researcher.

I’m also starting my PhD studies in Public Health at University of Helsinki (Finland). My research is closely related to NordScreen project. In my research I’m developing indicators to measure the performance of cervical cancer screening programmes in the Nordic countries. I have a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from University of Tampere and I’ve previously been working with health policy and measuring quality in health care. E-mail: