Centre for Consumer Research has over 40 researchers and other staff members from a wide variety of academic fields. Director of Centre for Consumer Society Research is Päivi Timonen.
I work as a Principal Investigator in ECO2 (Energy Conscious Consumers) project and as a researcher in FIT4RRI (Fostering Improved Tools for Responsible Research and Innovation). Both projects receive Horizon 2020 - funding.
University researcher and adjunct professor specialised in the measurement of economic development and welfare. In particular, my research topics concentrate on the measurement of income, consumption and wealth. I have additionally researched the growth and distribution of income, consumption and wealth as well as the potential (balance sheet) risk of net wealth on economies. Besides the aforementioned research, I lecture at the university. I give an annual course in the master programme of social sciences on “Challenges of Globalization, Sustainable Development and Changing Society to the Measurement of Economies and Welfare”. I work 25% for the Centre for Consumer Society Research, University of Helsinki and 75% for the European Central Bank.
I am working as a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Consumer Society Research. In my PhD, I study everyday food practices involving meat in Finnish households. I am interested in how these practices enact relations between humans, animals intertwined in food production, and the environment. Theoretically, my research is situated within practice theories and feminist care theories.
I am a researcher of technology and communication (Dr. Soc.Sc), whose research interests are widely connected to communication, technology, organizations and organizing, and digital methods. I have a strong interest in methods and methodological development, in particular using computational methods and large data sets in social research.