Auli Toom, PhD, Professor of Higher Education, works as a Director of the Centre for University Teaching and Learning at University of Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Toom is also the Director of the Doctoral Programme PsyCo (Psychology, Learning and Communication). She holds Adjunct Professorship at the University of Eastern Finland and is Visiting Professor at University of Tartu, Estonia. Toom is also a President of the Finnish Educational Research Association. Her research interests include teacher knowing, agency and teacher education as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning. She investigates student learning of knowledge work competencies, and pedagogies and digital technologies supporting learning in the contexts of upper secondary and higher education. She leads and co-leads several research projects and supervises PhD students. She serves on editorial boards in different journals and has acted as a reviewer for many scientific journals and research programs. Her research articles have appeared in several scientific journals and edited books. She is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator at national and international educational conferences. She also works as an expert in many international education researches and in various development projects.