Senior Researcher, Ph.D.
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I work as a Head of Research at the National Consumer Research Centre (NCRC) Finland in the group for Living Environment and Technology, where we explore means of developing sustainable living environments with the help of research, foresight and technology assessment. At NCRC I have worked since 2007. Previously I worked as a researcher and teacher in the Laboratory of Environmental Protection at Helsinki University of Technology (2001-2007) and in the Group for Technology Studies at Technical Research Centre of Finland (1997-2001).
By education I am a Doctor of Philosophy in the subject of Environmental Strategies and Technology Assessment. In my dissertation, Expansion of Expertise in the Governance of Science and Technology, I studied the relationship between policy arenas and the characteristics of expertise in the context of environmental regulation. Thereafter I have continued research on these themes in several national and international deliberation projects, in which the focus has been in the integration of citizen and stakeholder perspectives in different decision processes.
- Modernization and attitudes to science and technology
- Environmental and technological risks and responsible regulation
- Integration of expert and lay knowledge
- Technology foresight and assessment
- User-driven innovations
- Transnational deliberation processes
Publications: NCRC publication database