Theme Lead & Project Researcher
Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
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.
- Humanizing heat as a service: Cost, creature comforts and the diversity of smart heating practices in the United Kingdom
- New dimensions of vulnerability to energy and transport poverty
- House of Commons BEIS Select Committee inquiry – decarbonising heat in homes
- From thermal comfort to conflict: The contested control and usage of domestic smart heating in the United Kingdom
- Testing smarter control and feedback with users: Time, temperature and space in household heating preferences and practices in a Living Laboratory
- Vulnerability to fuel and transport poverty
- Hot transformations: Governing rapid and deep household heating transitions in China, Denmark, Finland and the United Kingdom
- Consultation on the Fuel Poverty Strategy for England
- Transitions in energy efficiency and demand
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