Jaakko Kuosmanen, Senior Analyst
Jaakko is a Senior Analyst at Demos Helsinki specialising in Government Innovation. Jaakko provides innovation, experimentation, and foresight support for governments around the world, and he is a member of the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office Foresight Team.
Jaakko has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh. Before joining Demos Helsinki, Jaakko has worked at the Council of Europe and more recently at the University of Oxford (2012-2016). In Oxford Jaakko worked at the Faculty of Law as a James Martin Research Fellow, and he was a programme coordinator at the Oxford Martin School. Jaakko also taught Public Policy courses for MSc in Public Policy students at the Blavatnik School of Government.
Jaakko has worked with various governments on government innovation projects, including the UK Government, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, Indian Government, and Finnish Government. Jaakko has published extensively in the field of public governance in top-ranking academic peer-review journals, and he is currently editing a collection of essays for Oxford University Press.