Prof Mari Martiskainen

EDRC Director, Professor of Energy and Society University of Sussex
Mari Martiskainen EDRC

Mari is the Director of the Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC) and Professor of Energy and Society at the University of Sussex Business School, University of Sussex. Mari is a social scientist with a specific interest in how we can transition energy, housing and transport systems to help create a just and fair Net Zero society. Her research has focused for example on building energy efficiency policy, the intersections of fuel poverty and transport poverty, energy justice implications of low carbon pathways, the role of users in low carbon transitions, and innovation in community energy. Mari has published widely and worked with a range of stakeholders and partners, including policymakers, NGOs, industry and community organisations. She holds a BA from the University of Helsinki, an MSc from Imperial College London and a PhD from the University of Sussex. Mari also co-directs the Sussex Energy Group (SEG), based at Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).