She is a Research Leader in Health Technology research group and a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and business at the Turku University of Applied Sciences. She has done her academic dissertation in faculty of medicine of Turku University, department of nursing science. Her academic dissertation was related to information management for tactical decision making in the cardiac care process. Kontio’s research interests are in health technology, user-centre design, knowledge management and decision making.
Kontio is a board member and a treasurer of the Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (FSTeH). She is a board member and an Innovation Group leader of Health Campus Turku (HCT). She is an editorial board member in Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare.