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Dr Mari Martiskainen

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

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UK:01273 876715
International:+44 1273 876715

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Mari is a social scientist with a specific interest in the role of citizens in energy systems. Mari's research has included topics such as energy efficiency policies in buildings; innovation and engagement in community energy; the emergence of ‘pro-saving’; 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 also 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. 


Mari is a Research Fellow at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, concentrating on issues such as energy efficiency policy and innovation linked to building energy efficiency. 

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