Researchers

Contacts and profiles of researchers

  • Timonen, Päivi, Director of the Centre. Research Director, tel. +358 50 343 3138, paivi.timonen(at)helsinki.fi. Consumer capitalism, European consumer policy, user-centred innovation in companies, images of nature in the economy, comfortable urban environment: Tuhat research database
  • Aalto, Kristiina, Project Planner, tel. +358 50 573 8894, kristiina.aalto(at)helsinki.fi. Households’ consumption and time use, value of household production and work, household services, textile care and related practices, recycling of textiles.
  • Anttonen, Markku, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 50 317 7952 markku.anttonen(at)helsinki.fi. Circular economy, sharing resources, recycling.
  • Apajalahti, Eeva-Lotta, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 50 311 6383, +358 50 524 5458, eeva-lotta.apajalahti(at)helsinki.fi. Energy transition, sustainable production and consumption, corporate political power, consumers’ energy use and social practices.
  • Charitsis, Vassilis, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 50 556 0481, vassilis.charitsis(at)helsinki.fi. Self-tracking, datafication, surveillance capitalism: Tuhat research database
  • Ertiö, Titiana, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 45 850 9685, titiana.ertio(at)helsinki.fi, mobile participation, platforms for civic engagement, urban technologies, civic participation: Tuhat research database
  • Heiskanen, Eva, Professor, tel. +358 50 321 0190, eva.heiskanen(at)helsinki.fi. Energy policy, new energy solutions, consumers’ energy use, sustainable consumption, adoption and acceptance of new technology: Tuhat research database
  • Hietanen, Joel, Associate Professor, tel. +358 50 556 0487, joel.hietanen(at)helsinki.fi.
  • Jauho, Mikko, University Researcher, tel. +358 50 574 4869, mikko.jauho(at)helsinki.fi. Health and nutritional policy, lifestyles and risks, notions of health, food controversies: Tuhat research database 
  • Kaarakainen, Minna, University Lecturer, tel. +358 50 574 4732, minna.kaarakainen(at)helsinki.fi. Welfare policy, service systems, welfare organisations, steering mechanisms, customer relationships and engagement in welfare services: Tuhat research database
  • Kahma, Nina, University Researcher tel. +358 29 412 0932, nina.kahma(at)helsinki.fi: Tuhat research database
  • Kavonius, Ilja, University Researcher, tel. +358 50 556 0486, ilja.kavonius(at)helsinki.fi. Income, wealth and consumption and the measurement and distribution of those, growth studies, national accounts, financial stability: Tuhat research database
  • Koistinen, Katri, University Lecturer, tel. +358 50 596 5543, katri.koistinen(at)helsinki.fi. Services (esp. in retail), geography of trade and urban planning: Tuhat research database
  • Kolehmainen, Jari, Research Assistant, tel. +358 50 311 6381, jari.kolehmainen(at)helsinki.fi. Energy consumption, social practices, climate change mitigation.
  • Laakso, Senja, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 50 448 0940, senja.laakso(at)helsinki.fi. Sustainable consumption, experiments and practices, energy efficiency: Tuhat research database
  • Laaksonen, Salla-Maaria, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 50 415 6576, salla.laaksonen(at)helsinki.fi. New media, organizations, technology, digital methods and computational social sciences: Tuhat research database
  • Lammi, Minna, University Researcher, tel. +358 50 469 0321, minna.lammi(at)helsinki.fi. History and development of the consumption society, consumer communication (esp. visual communication), social construction of consumption: Tuhat research database
  • Lehtinen, Anna-Riitta, Project Planner, tel. +358 50 574 4389, anna-riitta.lehtinen(at)helsinki.fi. Management of household finances, financial knowledge, (excessive) indebtedness, reference budgets (moderate consumption).
  • Lillqvist, Ella, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 50 311 6390, ella.lillqvist(at)helsinki.fi. Economic inequality, discourse studies, (new) media, digital methods: Tuhat research database
  • Matilainen, Riitta, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 40  5176 574, riitta.matilainen(at)helsinki.fi. History of consumption, gambling studies: Tuhat research database
  • Matschoss, Kaisa, University Researcher, tel. +358 400 871 597, kaisa.matschoss(at)helsinki.fi. Public engagement, sustainable development and participation, consumers’ role in the energy system, socio-technical transitions, energy efficiency: Tuhat research database
  • Niva, Mari, University Lecturer, tel. +358 50 574 4967, mari.niva(at)helsinki.fi. Food culture, practices of eating, political and ethical food consumption, notions of healthiness: Tuhat research database
  • Pantzar, Mika, Professor, tel. +358 400 490 791, mika.pantzar(at)helsinki.fi. Changes in consumption, futures research, innovation research, big and small data, rhetoric of economic policy, data economy, economics of sport, health and happiness: Tuhat research database
  • Pöyry, Essi, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 50 3223 298, essi.poyry(at)helsinki.fi. Social media analytics, data economy, consumer trends: Tuhat research database
  • Rask, Mikko, University Researcher, tel. +358 50 322 2012, mikko.rask(at)helsinki.fi. Innovation policy, engagement in decision-making processes, deliberative theory, futures research, risk management: Tuhat research database
  • Repo, Petteri, Research Director, tel. +358 400 737 968, petteri.repo(at)helsinki.fi. Sustainable innovation, new online services, product development, innovation and consumer policy, novelty, natural language processing: Tuhat research database
  • Ruckenstein, Minna, Associate Professor, tel. +358 400 871 598, minna.ruckenstein(at)helsinki.fi. Anthropology of consumption, temporal dimensions of everyday life and finances, childhood and financial conditions, value creation, money, digital health, self-measurement technologies: Tuhat research database
  • Soila, Tuomas, Doctoral Student, tuomas.soila(at)helsinki.fi.
  • Trentmann, Frank, Professor, tel. +358 50 318 8473, f.trentmann(at)bbk.ac.uk. History of Consumption, consumer politics, moral economy, everyday life, energy.
  • Velkova, Julia, Postdoctoral Researcher, tel. +358 50 556 0489, julia.velkova(at)helsinki.fi. Media infrastructures, critical cultural theory, computer cultures, data economy, media industries, value, data and energy, waste economies of the cloud: Tuhat research database
  • Yli-Kauhaluoma, Sari, University Researcher, tel. +358 50 302 8275, sari.yli-kauhaluoma(at)helsinki.fi. Knowledge-intensive work, development of technological innovations, urban space and urban rhythm: Tuhat research database
  • Ylisiurua, Marjoriikka, Doctoral Student, tel. +358 29 412 0929, marjoriikka.ylisiurua(at)helsinki.fi: Tuhat research database