PhD (environmental strategies and technology assessment), Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2011
MA (philosophy), University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, 2000


Knowledge integration and participation in environmental and health issues
Sustainability scenarios for environmental and health issues
Socio-cognitive studies of innovation
Mixed methods research


University Lecturer, environmental policy, Environmental Policy Research Group (EPRG)Faculty of Social Sciences and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), University of Helsinki

In close collaboration with:

Data, Self and Society Research Group, Consumer Society Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki



Janasik, N. (2021) Plausibility designs, or a probabilistic and predictive take on scenario effectiveness. Futures.
DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2020.102670

Janasik, N. (2020) Leva eller överleva – eller både och? Nya Argus 10-11.

Isoaho, K., Burgas, D., Janasik, N., Mönkkönen, M., Peura, M., & J.I. Hukkinen. (2019). Changing forest stakeholders’ perception of ecosystem services with linguistic nudging. Ecosystem Services 40 101028. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101028

Janasik, N. (2019) Reframing Autonomy—My Data, Our Data and the Question of Human Dignity. Chapter in Toivonen, M. & E. Saari (Eds.) Human-Centered Digitalization and Services. Springer. (pp. 245-258).

Isoaho, K., Janasik-Honkela, N., Burgas Riera, D., Peura, M., Mönkkönen, M., Toikka, A. & J. Hukkinen. (2018) Changing forest stakeholders’ perception of ecosystem services with linguistic nudging. Paper presented at the conference 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology, Jyväskylä, Finland, 12-15 June 2018. DOI: 10.17011/conference/eccb2018/108086

Janasik-Honkela, N. (2017) Reclaiming melancholy by emotion tracking? Datafication of emotions in health care and at the workplace. Open Cultural Studies 1(1), 549-558.

Nikinmaa, E., Kalliokoski, T., Minkkinen, K., Bäck, J., Boy, M., Gao, Y., Janasik, N., Hukkinen, J.I., Kallio, M., Kulmala, M., Kuusinen,, N., Mäkelä, A., Matthies, B.D., Peltoniemi, M., Sievänen, R., Taipale, D., Valsta, D., Vanhatalo, A., Welp, M., Zhou, L. , Zhou, P., & Berninger, F. 2017.  Accounting for multiple forcing factors and product substitution enforces the cooling effect of boreal forests. Biogeosciences Discuss.

Janasik-Honkela, N. & M. Ruckenstein (2016) Teknologian orjuudesta digitaaliseen vastarintaan. Tieteessä tapahtuu 34 (2): 11-19.

Matthies, B., Kalliokoski, T., Eyvindson, K., Janasik-Honkela, N., Hukkinen, J.I., Kuusinen, N., Räisänen, P. & L.T. Valsta (2016). Nudging service providers and assessing service trade-offs to reduce the social inefficiencies of payments for ecosystem services schemes. Environmental Science & Policy 55 (1): 228-237.

Honkela, T., Janasik-Honkela, N., Lagus, K., Raitio, J., Sintonen, H., Lindh-Knuutila, T. & M. Pantzar (2015). GICA: Grounded Intersubjective Concept Analysis. A Method for Improved Research, Communication and Participation. Chapter in Buhlmann, V., Hovestadt, L. & V. Moosavi (Eds.) Coding as Literacy. Applied Virtuality Book Series – Metalithikum IV. Birkhauser.

Munck af Rosenschöld, J., Honkela, N. & J. Hukkinen (2014) Addressing the temporal fit of institutions: the regulation of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in Europe. Ecology and Society 19 (4): 30.

Honkela, N., Toikka, A., Hukkinen, J. & T. Honkela (2014) Coming to grips with scientific ignorance in the governance of endocrine disrupting chemicals and nanoparticles. Environmental Science & Policy.  38: 154-163.

Honkela, N. & S. Irni. (2014) Hormonaalisesti vaikuttavat ympäristökemikaalit ja kestävyyden etiikka. In Irni, S., Meskus, M. & V. Oikkonen (Eds.) Muokattu elämä: Teknotiede, sukupuoli ja materiaalisuus. Tampere: Vastapaino.

Toikka, A., Honkela, N. & J. Hukkinen (2013) Epävarmuus ja nanomateriaalit. Tieteessä tapahtuu 31 (5): 52-54.

Honkela, N., Niva, M. & S. Yli-kauhaluoma (2013) Curbing Unruly Objects: The challenge of probiotic innovation to regulation. Paper presented at The XXIV ISPIM Conference – Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth in Helsinki, Finland on 16-19 June 2013.

Honkela, N., Berglund, E. & J. Hukkinen (2013). Reframing the object of regulation: the challenge of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Paper presented at The ESEE 2013 Conference: Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics in Lille, France on 18-21 June 2013.

Honkela, N., Munck af Rosenschöld J. & J. Hukkinen (2012) Criterial Time vs. Hormonal Time. Time lags and entrainment of policy, practice and technology in the governance of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Paper presented at the 2012 ISEE Conference – Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 16-19 June 2012.

Honkela, T., Raitio, J. Lagus, K. Nieminen, I., Honkela, N. & M. Pantzar (2012) Subjects on objects in contexts: Using GICA method to quantify epistemological subjectivity. In Proceedings of IJCNN 2012, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks .

Honkela, N. (2011) En hormonsparv i vetenskapernas tranedans? Om hormonstörande ämnen och behovet av riskkommunikation (A sparrow in the scientific crane dance? On endocrine disruptors and the need for risk communication). Ikaros: En tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen.

Toikka, A. & Honkela, N. (2011) Risk Governance or Uncertainty Governance and Phronetic Skill: New Theories of Uncertainty and Overcoming Challenges to Risk Governance of Novel Technologies in Two Cases, Carbon Nanotubes and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. Paper presented at The ESA (European Sociological Association) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland on 7-10.9 2011.

Janasik, N., Honkela, T., Toikka, A. & J. Hukkinen (2011) Phronetic skill as pattern recognition: The cases of endocrine disrupting chemicals and nanotechnology. Paper presented at the 10th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference (NESS) in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 14-16, 2011.

Janasik, N. (2011) A Cognitive and Pragmatic Account of Innovation: Domesticating the probiotic Gefilus in Finland. Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology.

Janasik, N. (2011) Learning to Match: User-producer integration and blending in the probiotic Gefilus innovation process. International Journal of Learning and Change 5(1): 51-67.

Janasik, N., Salmi, O. & V. Castán Broto (2010) Levels of Learning in Environmental Expertise: From generalism to personally indexed specialisation. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (2010) 7 (4): 297-313.

Janasik, N., Honkela, T. & H. Bruun. (2009) Text Mining in Qualitative Research: Application of an unsupervised learning method. Organizational Research Methods 12 (3).

Langlais, R., N. Janasik & H. Bruun (2004) Managing Knowledge Network Processes in the Commercialization of Science: Two probiotica discovery processes in Finland and Sweden. Science Studies 17 (1).

Höyssä, M., Hyysalo, S. & N. Janasik (2010) TeleChemistry: Radical Innovation, Deviance, and Path Formation. Chapter 10 in Hyysalo (2010): Health Technology Development and Use. New York: Routledge.

Bruun, H., Langlais, R. & N. Janasik (2005) Knowledge Networking: A conceptual framework and typology. VEST 18 (3-4).

Honkela, T., Janasik, N., Lagus, K., Lindh-Knuutila, T., Pantzar, M. & J. Rautio (2010) Gica: Grounded intersubjective concept analysis – a method for enhancing mutual understanding and participation. Aalto University Technical Report TKK-ICS-R41, AALTO-ICS.

Honkela, T., Janasik, N., Lagus, K., Lindh-Knuutila, T., Pantzar, M. & J. Rautio (2009) Modeling Communities of Experts. Helsinki University of Technology Technical Report: TKK-ICS-R24.

Karasti, H., N. Janasik & S. Talja (2011) Tieteen infrastruktuurit – tukirakenteista kilpailuvalteiksi? Co-authored with Karasti, H. and S. Talja. Tieteessä tapahtuu 29 (5): 31-36.

Talja, S., H. Karasti & N. Janasik (2010) Tutkimusinfrastruktuuripolitiikan haasteet Suomessa – Tieteen infrastruktuurit -asiantuntijapaneelin antia. Informaatiotutkimus 29 (4): 1-8.

Janasik, N. (2004) Filosofi transepisteemisen tiedon tutkijana (Investigating Transepistemic Knowledge as a Philosopher). Technology, Society, Environment 1.

Janasik, N. (2003) Den svåra förståelsen (The Hardships of Understanding). Technology, Society, Environment  2.

Janasik, N. (1998) Där dikt blommar, springer källor opp (Where Poetry Blossoms, Wells Appear). In Otalt: Noveller, dikter och essäer om litteratur och filosofi (Something Unsaid: Short Stories, Poems and Essays on Literature and Philosophy). Ed. Westerlund, F. & T. Brandt.


Paper Of The Year Award (2008) by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, for the paper Text Mining in Qualitative Research: Application of an unsupervised learning method (co-authored with Honkela, T. and H. Bruun).

Placement in the top 25% of all submitted dissertations in the ISPIM-Wiley Innovation Dissertation Award for dissertations written in 2011 in the field of innovation management. ISPIM stands for The International Society for Professional Innovation Management.


Assistant at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Environmental Protection.