Mikko Meriläinen is a postdoctoral researcher at Tampere University in Finland, and holds a PhD in Education from the University of Helsinki. He is currently focusing on studying youth gaming cultures, and is one of Finland’s leading experts on the subject. Being a life-long gamer and having previously worked in problematic gaming prevention, the complex relationships between gaming and well-being are among his key research interests. He has also worked in developing and studying game jamming, a process of rapid, time-constrained game creation, as an educational method. In the field of non-digital games, Mikko has studied miniaturing, the activity of collecting, painting and gaming with miniature figurines.