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Dr Mari Martiskainen

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

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Dr Mari Martiskainen is a social scientist with a specific interest in the transition to a more fair, clean and sustainable energy world. Her research centres around energy policy, with specific focus on the issues of developing low energy housing, addressing energy poverty and promoting renewable energy. Dr Martiskainen has worked with a range of conceptual approaches, including sustainability transitions, grassroots innovation, innovation intermediation, user innovation, and energy justice. Dr Martiskainen has authored several articles in 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. She has written book chapters, conference proceedings and invited blog posts. She is a reviewer for several international journals. Dr Martiskainen presents her research regularly to a range of audiences, including international conferences.

Dr Martiskainen has worked with a range of stakeholders and partners, including community groups, not-for-profit organisations, businesses and consultants. She is for example a member of the Mayor of London Fuel Poverty Partnership. She has experience from various communication channels, ranging from TV and radio to social, print and online media.

Prior to joining the University of Sussex, Dr Martiskainen 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 www.bunkerworld.com, where she conducted research in the global marine fuels sector and sustainable shipping fuels. 

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

You can also find Dr Martiskainen on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.



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.