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Dr Mari Martiskainen

Post:Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, The Sussex Energy Group)
Location:JUBILEE BUILDING JUB-313
Email:M.Martiskainen@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:6715
UK:01273 876715
International:+44 1273 876715

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Biography

I am a social scientist with a specific interest in the transition to a more fair, clean and sustainable energy world. My research centres around energy policy, with specific focus on the issues of just low carbon transitions, developing low carbon innovations such as low-energy housing, addressing energy poverty and promoting renewable energy. I have worked with a range of conceptual approaches, including sustainability transitions, grassroots innovation, innovation intermediation, user innovation, and energy justice.

My research has been published in several peer reviewed journals such as Energy Research & Social Science; Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions; Environment and Planning A; Journal of Cleaner Production; Local Environment; and Research Policy. I have also written several book chapters, conference proceedings and invited blog posts. You can also find me on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

I have worked with a range of stakeholders and partners, including community groups, not-for-profit organisations, businesses and consultants. For example in 2018, I was invited to join the Mayor of London Fuel Poverty Partnership. I also have experience from various communication channels, ranging from TV and radio to social, print and online media.

Prior to joining the University of Sussex, I worked for RenewableUK (formerly the British Wind Energy Association), concentrating on small-scale wind energy systems and engaging widely with industry and stakeholders. My previous experience includes a post as an Editor at www.bunkerworld.com, where I conducted research in the global marine fuels sector and sustainable shipping fuels. You can also read more details about my career at Sussex at Spotlight on Dr Mari Martiskainen. I was delighted to win the University of Sussex Business School Research Excellence Award for Emerging Scholars in February 2019. 

 

Role

Dr Mari Martiskainen is a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex. She is a member of the Sussex Energy Group, also based at SPRU.

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