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Dr Mari Martiskainen

Post:Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, The Sussex Energy Group)

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UK:01273 876715
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Mari is a social scientist with a specific interest in the transition to a more sustainable energy world. Mari's research topics include for example the role of intermediation in low energy housing, energy efficiency policy mixes in relation to buildings, community action on fuel poverty and the diffusion of microgeneration technologies. Mari has worked with a range of stakeholders and partners, including community groups, not-for-profit organisations, businesses and consultants. She has experience from various communication channels, including conference presentations, social media, seminars and media interviews.

Prior to joining the Sussex Energy Group, Mari worked for RenewableUK (formerly the British Wind Energy Association), concentrating on small-scale wind energy systems and engaging widely with industry and stakeholders. Her previous experience includes a post as an editor at, where she conducted research in the global marine fuels sector and sustainable shipping fuels. 

For more details about Mari's career at Sussex, see also Spotlight on Dr Mari Martiskainen.

You can also check Mari's profile on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.



Mari is a Research Fellow at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand. Her research has included a range of topics in energy research, such as the role of intermediation in transitions to low carbon housing, building energy efficiency policy mixes and community action on fuel poverty. 

Mari is also an affiliate Researcher of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research