Faculty & Staff



Tuula Heinonen
Professor

Faculty of Social Work
University of Manitoba
418E Tier Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Phone: (204) 474-9543
Fax: (204) 474-7594
E-mail: Tuula.Heinonen@umanitoba.ca

Biography:
Tuula Heinonen was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, England in 1994. She has been a faculty member at the University of Manitoba since 1993. Her doctoral research was on gender and household health care use in rural Philippines. She is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work. With M. Cheung, she co-directed a 6 year project in China that ended in 2010. Her interests are in gender and international social development, women’s health, integration issues of immigrants and refugees in new host countries, photovoice and arts-based social work practice and research. She teaches courses in qualitative research, health and social work, art and creative methods in social work practice and inquiry, women and international social development and global issues. Currently, she is engaged in an advanced diploma in art therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. With Dr. Julie Drolet, Dr. Heinonen has recently had a book published by Fernwood Publishers in autumn, 2012.

Education:
1994 - D. Phil., Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, U.K
1984 - M.S.W., MGill University
1982 - B.S.W., University of Calgary
1980 - B.A Art and Anthropology, University of Alberta

Areas of Specialization:
• Social Work and Health;
• Determinants of Health;
• Qualitative Research including Photo Voice;
• Violence Against Women;
• Gender Relations;
• International Social Development;
• Cultural Identity and Cultural Retention of Immigrants;
• Refugee and Immigrant Settlement Issues;
• Rural Development in China.

Research Interests:
Older rural women and well-being; gender in rural China; health dimensions and determinants; photography in qualitative research, refugee and immigrant services and needs; international community development and health; gender and newcomer settlement in Manitoba.

Selected Publications:

Blum, E., Heinonen, T. & White, J. (2010). Participatory action research studies (pp. 449-465). In Thyer, B. (Ed.). Handbook for social work research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [invited book chapter]

Blum, E. & Heinonen, T. (2007). Newcomer experiences and needs related to settlement. For Labour and Immigration Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

Blum, E., Heinonen, T., Migilardi, P. & White, J. (2006). Opening the Floodgates: The aftermath of an immigrant women’s action against violence project and its evaluation. Canadian Woman Studies. 25(1/2), 27-32. PR

Blum, E., Heinonen, T., Migliardi, P., White, J., Ramos, M. & Sonnenschein, V. (2005). Immigrant women against violence project. Manitoba Social Worker, 36(4), 8-9.

Blum, E. & Heinonen, T. (2001). Achieving educational equity in social work through participatory action research. Canadian Social Work Review 18(2), 249-266. PR

Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work (1999). (Prairie Region—T. Heinonen, member). Anti-Racist Training and Materials for Social Work Education, Report, CASSW: Ottawa.

Cheung, M. & Heinonen, T. (2012). Grassroots change for rural women in China: Building human capacity, in Heinonen, T. & Drolet, J. (2012, Eds.) International social development and social work. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing.

Cheung, M., Meng, L. & Heinonen, T. (2010). Women and patriarchy in rural China. In Sarkar, P. (ed.). Women in patriarchal society (pp. 233-253). New Delhi: Serials Publications.

Cheung, M., Heinonen, T. & Liu, M. (2008). Gender analysis of Chinese rural women’s marginalization over the life span after economic reform. International Journal of Social Development, 30(2), 59-77.

China Project (Cheung, M. & Heinonen, T.). 2005 Annual Report: Building Human Capacity—Social Work with Rural Women in China, for CIDA, Ottawa.

China Project (Heinonen, T. & Cheung, M.). 2006 Annual Report: Building Human Capacity—Social Work with Rural Women in China, for CIDA, Ottawa.

China Project (Flaherty, M., Cheung, M. & Heinonen, T.) 2007 Annual Report: Building Human Capacity—Social Work with Rural Women in China, for CIDA, Ottawa.

Harvey, C.H. & Heinonen, T. (2003). Cohort and generational effects of cultural retention of Finnish Canadians in Manitoba. Siirtolaisuus/Migration, 2, 24-30. PR

Harvey, C.H. & Heinonen, T. (2001). Use of artifacts and language in acculturation and adaptation by Finnish-Canadian immigrant families. Canadian Home Economics Journal, 50(3), 122. PR

Ferguson, E., Heinonen, T., Shooshtari, S. & Harvey, C.H. (2012). Impact of sending remittances on the lives of Filipino and Iranian immigrants to Winnipeg: “Sending money home makes us feel better.” In Baffoe, M., Cheung, M., Asimeng-Boahene, L., & Ogbuagu, B. (Eds.). Strangers in new homelands: The social deconstruction and reconstruction of “home” among immigrants in the diaspora (pp. 91-101). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars’ Press.

Heinonen, T. (2007). Improving the health of women in rural China: Lessons from a bilateral development collaboration. Seminar 4-London. Located at: International Health Inequalities Network website at:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/healthatwarwick/research/devgroups/socialwork/swhin/esrc_
seminar_series/
 [invited article]

Heinonen, T. (2005). Review of presentation, Social work in the risk society, by Karen Swift, Manitoba Social Worker, 37(4), 12.

Heinonen, T. (1999). Women’s Initiatives in Devolution: A Report on the Installation of Minimum Basic Needs. DIWA, Development Institute for Women in Asia Pacific, 1(15), 17-18.

Heinonen, T. (1999). Terveys ja työttömyys –Tuotetut merkitykset [Ill health and unemployment: Constructed meanings]. In Pohjola, A., Saari, E. & Viinamäki (Eds.) Interventioilla hyvinvoitia työttömille? [Does intervention improve well-being in the unemployed?] (pp. 149-155) Lapin Yliopisto [University of Lapland]: Rovaniemi, Finland.

Heinonen, T. (1997). Economic constraints and gender relations in rural Philippines. In Ismael, J. & Hill, E. (Eds.) Social welfare and social development: Asian experiences. (pp.169-180) Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, Ltd.

Heinonen, T. (1996). Negotiating ideal womanhood in rural Philippine households: Work and survival. In Ghorayshi, P. and Belanger, C. (Eds.) Women and work from a global perspective. (pp.103-113). NY: Greenwood Press.

Heinonen, T. (1996) Connecting family resilience and culture: Recreation and leisure among Filipino-Canadians. Philippine Sociological Review. 44 (1-4), 210-221. PR

Heinonen, T. (1994). Gender and the use of health care services in rural Philippines. Canadian Journal of Development Studies. XV (3), 445-459. PR

Heinonen, T. (1995). The meeting of qualitative methods and feminist perspectives in research, Manitoba Social Worker, winter.

Heinonen, T. (1993). Letter to the Editor, Synergy, Canadian Society for International Health newsletter, 5(2), 3. Cheung, M. & Heinonen, T. (2012). Grassroots change for rural women in China: Building human capacity, in Heinonen, T. & Drolet, J. (2012). In International social development: Social work experiences and perspectives. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing.

Drolet, J. & Heinonen, T. (2012). Gender Concepts and Controversies. In International social development: Social work experiences and perspectives. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing.

Heinonen, T. & Cheung, M. (2008) Views from the village: Photonovella with women in Rural China. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 6(4), pp. 35-52. Located on line at: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/IJQM/article/view/993/675 PR

Heinonen, T., & Cheung, M. (2004). Building human capacity: Social work with rural women in China. Manitoba Social Worker, October, 8-9.

Heinonen,T. & Drolet, J. (2012) (Eds.). International social development: Social work experiences. Winnipeg, MB: Fernwood.

Heinonen, T., Yang, J., Deane, L. & Cheung, M. (2009). Social work in rural China: Advancing women’s health and well-being in the village. In Bywaters, P. & Napier, L. Social work and global health policy and practice. (pp. 172-190). Bristol, UK: Policy Press. [invited chapter]

Heinonen, T. & Harvey, C.H. (2001). The social construction of home by Finnish immigrants in Winnipeg, Canada. Journal of Finnish Studies 5(2), 41-48. PR

Heinonen, T. & Harvey, C.H. (2000). Finns of Manitoba: Stories of immigration, settlement and integration. Unpublished monograph commissioned by the Finnish-Canadian Club of Manitoba, Inc. and deposited (by request) with Culture, Heritage and Tourism section of the Legislative Library, Province of Manitoba.

Heinonen, T., Harvey, C. & Fox, K. (2006). Leisure as part of cultural retention of Finnish-Canadian immigrants, Leisure/Loisir, 29(2), 275-300. PR

Heinonen, T., MacKay, I., Tabisz, E., Bergal, T. Ludwig, L. & Petrinack, R. (1999). The Relationship between determinants of health and emergency hospital visits: A report of research. Winnipeg: Health Sciences Centre Foundation.

Heinonen, T., McKenzie, B. & Halonen, D. (2007). Outcome Report of Trip to Finland, International Relations Office and Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba.

Heinonen, T., Mercader, M., Quianzon, J., Peñera-Torralba & Baluis, L. (2000). Conceptualizing and applying a minimum basic needs approach in Southern Philippines. Health Policy and Planning. 15 (2), 194-206. PR

Heinonen, T., Merrett-Hiley, A., McClure, L., & Tudiver, S., with Kreklewetz, C. (1998). Perception and utilization of health care services by women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: A preliminary study. Unpublished report for RESOLVE, University of Manitoba.

Heinonen, T., Merrett-Hiley, A., McClure, L., & Tudiver, S., and Kreklewetz, C. (2006, reprinted edition). Perception and utilization of health care services by women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: A qualitative study. RESOLVE/Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence: Winnipeg, MB.

Heinonen, T., Metteri, A. & Leach, J. (2009). Applying health dimensions and determinants in social work practice. European Journal of Social Work. 12(2), 39-153.

Heinonen, T. & Metteri, A. (2005) (Eds.) Social work in health and mental health: Issues, developments and actions. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Heinonen, T., Metteri, A., MacKay, I. & Pajula, M. (2001). Social work and health restructuring in Canada and Finland. Health in Social Work 34(1/2), 71-88. PR

Heinonen, T. with Nguyen, J. (2000). Tools in the hands of communities: Planning and working at the neighbourhood level. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Social Planning Council of Winnipeg.

Heinonen, T., Quianzon, J. & Baluis, L. (2001). Women volunteers in health care. In

MacDonald, C. & Pesigan, G. (Eds.). Old solidarities and new ties: Studies on Philippine communities. Manila: Ateneo de Manila Press. PR

Heinonen, T. & Spearman, L. (2010, 3rd Ed.) Social work practice: Problem solving and beyond. Toronto: Nelson.

Heinonen, T. & Spearman, L. (2005, 2nd Ed.) Social work practice: Problem solving and beyond. Toronto: Nelson.

Heinonen, T. & Spearman, L. (2001). Social work practice: Problem solving and beyond. Toronto: Irwin.

Heinonen, T. & Spearman, L. (2005). Introduction to social work practice: 047.314 Group-based study course manual. Winnipeg, MB: Distance Education Program, University of Manitoba.

Migliardi, P., Blum, E. & Heinonen, T. (2004). Immigrant and refugee women’s action against violence: A preventive strategy. In Ateah, C. & Mirwaldt, J. Within our reach: Preventing abuse across the lifespan (pp. 76-89). Blackpoint, NS: Fernwood. PR

Shooshtari, S., Harvey, C.D.H., Ferguson, E. & Heinonen, T. (2012, in press). Effects of remittance behaviour on the lives of recent immigrants to Canada from the Philippines: A population-based longitudinal study. Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

Taylor-Brown, J., Nelson, F. & Heinonen, T. (2001). The transition from active cancer treatment to palliative care: Impact on health care providers, Conference presentation abstract, Journal of Palliative Care, 17(3), 201.

Tudiver, S., McClure, L., Heinonen, T., Kreklewetz, C. & Scurfield, C. (2002). Recuerdos de cosas olvidadas: el legado del abuso sexual infantil en las mujeres adultas. [Remembrance of things past: The legacy of childhood sexual abuse in midlife women] Fem 26(236), 27-33.

Tudiver, S., McClure, L., Heinonen, T., Scurfield & Kreklewetz, C. (2001). Website for health practitioners and women on health care examinations for women who have survived abuse, on-line at: www.cwhn.ca/resources/csa/index/php

Tudiver, S., McClure, L., Heinonen, T., Scurfield, C. & Kreklewetz, C. (2000). Women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: Knowledge and preparation of health care providers to meet client needs. Research report for Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tudiver, S., McClure, L., Heinonen, T., Scurfield, C. & Kreklewetz, C. (2000). Women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: Knowledge and preparation of health care providers to meet client needs. Research report for Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on line at: www.pwhce.ca/womenSurvivors.htm

Tudiver, S., McClure, L., Heinonen, T., Kreklewetz, C. & Scurfield, C. (2000). Remembrance of things past: The legacy of childhood sexual abuse in midlife women. A Friend Indeed. XVII (4), 1-3; 7.

Tudiver, S., McClure, L., Heinonen, Kreklewetz, C. & Scurfield, C. (2002). Remembrance of things past: The legacy of childhood sexual abuse in midlife women. In McKenna, K. & Larkin, J. Violence against women: New Canadian perspectives (pp. 255-262). Toronto, ON: Inanna. PR

Tudiver, S., McClure, L., Heinonen, T., Scurfield, C., and Kreklewetz, C. (2000). Women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: Knowledge and preparation of health care providers to meet client needs. Research report for the Prairie Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health Research, Winnipeg, MB, also available on line at www.pwhce.ca/womenSurvivors.htm

Unfried, B., Spearman, L. & Heinonen, T. (2006). Instructor’s Manual to accompany Social work practice: Problem solving and beyond. Toronto: Nelson Publications.

Recent award (with M. Cheung): In conjunction with project Building Human Capacity: Social Work with Rural Women in China, 2012 CSWE Film Festival Audience Choice Award, Council on Social Work Education, USA for the documentary “More than half the sky” located at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrUWrNd8HuY
www.umanitoba.ca/news/blogs/blog/2012/12/06/film-on-rural-china-wins-award/