Kai Lehikoinen is a university lecturer in performing arts in the Performing Arts Research Centre at the University of the Arts Helsinki. He has degrees in dance pedagogy and dance studies and a Ph.D. (Surrey) on dance and masculinities. His research interests include artistic interventions in non-artistic environments. He has recently published a curriculum framework for trainer training in arts-based work with people with dementia and a research policy proposal on arts-based work. Currently, Lehikoinen is writing articles on artistic interventions for a book Training Artists for Innovation: Competencies for New Contexts, which he co-edits with Joost Heinsius.