Kirsi-Marja Lonkila

On leave of absence

Kirsi-Marja Lonkila (M. Soc. Sc.) develops the work on research impact at Demos Helsinki. Her work aims at better science-policy dialogue. She works in several research projects to make the societal interaction and communication in research projects more effective.

Kirsi-Marja’s core competencies are:

– Knowledge of boundaries between science and policy

– Planning and executing interaction activities in research and development projects

– Environmental issues and environmental policy

Kirsi-Marja works especially with STN projects Winland and Blueadapt. Within the project, she helps to find the right stakeholders and channels of impact.

“Research impact is so much more than patents or technological innovations. It is fascinating to work together with researchers from different fields and find out what their work and expertise has to give to our society as a whole, and how we could best bring research into action.”

Before Kirsi-Marja has coordinated the work of a science-policy boundary organization Forum for Environmental Information. She has also experience running international city development projects at the Union of the Baltic Cities.