I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Centre for Consumer Society Research.

My research interests are related to themes of sustainable consumption, food ad energy practices, and local climate governance and experiments. I am also interested in eco-social wellbeing, sufficiency, social media and climate politics.

At the moment I’m working on two research projects. ENERGISE is a research initiative of ten European research partners to achieve a greater scientific understanding of the social and cultural influences on energy use in households. Funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme for three years (2016-2019), ENERGISE develops, tests and assesses options for a bottom-up transformation of energy use in households and communities across Europe. Based on a database of household and community energy initiatives from 30 European countries, ENERGISE develops a Living Labs approach to understand and challenge energy consumption practices in households and communities.

EE-TRANS (Eating and Energy Use Reconfigured) brings together sociotechnical transition and practice theories and connects them in a novel way with the analysis of institutional disruptions. We analyse and compare two transitions-in-the-making: the reduction of meat consumption for a more sustainable food system and the development of novel technologies for a fossil-free energy system. EE-TRANS analyses the emerging transitions in these two systems, and pursues a strong empirical programme in taking the dialogue between sociotechnical transition and practice theories further. EE-TRANS is funded by the Academy of Finland for four years (2018-2022).

I am also a member of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) network and European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation (ENGAGER 2017-2021) research network.

I write about  environment and sustainable lifestyle (mostly in Finnish) in my blog. See also more about my research.

Olen tutkijatohtori Helsingin yliopiston Kuluttajatutkimuskeskuksella, tutkimusteemoina kestävä kuluttaminen, kokeilut, ruoka ja energiankäyttö. Myös kaikenlaiset muut teemat kestävästä ekososiaalisesta hyvinvoinnista ja kohtuudesta ilmastopolitiikkaan kiinnostavat.

Kirjoituksia suomeksi, lisätietoja tutkimuksesta englanniksi.