Riitta-Maija Hämäläinen joined EuroHealthNet as interim Programme Manager in July 2015. Riitta-Maija’s role is to link with research-related European initiatives concerning health, health inequities and their social determinants, and to feed research into the organization’s work. Her role is to manage and develop the European Platform for Health and Social Equity (PHASE) as an advocacy and action-oriented body for EuroHealthNet members and the framework of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Investment programme (EaSI). Riitta-Maija has previously worked in the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland. She has worked several years for various EC funded projects in the areas of health, social affairs, employment and education. Riitta-Maija has PhD in public health policy.