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Dr Mari Martiskainen

Post:Research Student (SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research) (The Sussex Energy Group)
Other posts:Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
 Research Student (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)

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

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Mari joined the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU in 2006. Her research has included topics such as community energy, consumer behaviour and debates surrounding new and old energy technologies, such as nuclear power and microgeneration. Mari is currently working for the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, concentrating on issues such as energy efficiency policy and innovation linked to building energy efficiency. 

Mari succesfully defended her PhD, "Delivering Community Energy Projects, experiences from Finland and the UK", in August 2014. During her PhD Mari was supervised by Professor Gordon MacKerron and Dr. Adrian Smith.

Mari is an affiliate PhD Researcher of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. You can also follow Mari on Twitter @martiskainen.


  • PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies, SPRU, University of Sussex (2010 - 2014)
  • MSc in Environmental Technology, Imperial College London (2002 - 2003)
  • BA in Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (1997 - 2000)