Research areas

  • 5142 Social policy - Environmental Policy, environmental sociology, Sustainability, Cognitive Linguistics, industrial ecology, science and technology studies, science studies, futures research

Curriculum vitae


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
MSc, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1984


Cognitive aspects of sustainability assessment and strategy, with empirical applications in participation and expertise in environmental and technology policy, long-term waste management and environmentally sound product concepts, water policy in arid areas, and environmental governance in northern regions


Professor of environmental policy, University of Helsinki, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry *** Chair of Advisory Board, Finnish Environment Institute *** Board Member, WWF Finland *** Associate Editor, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (Taylor & Francis) *** Editorial Board Member,International Journal of Learning and Change (Inderscience) ***Expert Counsellor on the Environment, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland


Sustainability Networks: Cognitive Tools for Expert Collaboration in Social-Ecological Systems (Routledge, London, 2008) *** Institutions in Environmental Management: Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability (Routledge, London, 1999) *** Promoting Interdisciplinary Research: The Case of the Academy of Finland (Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 2005) *** Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe: Linking Practical and Scientific Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006) *** Over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles or book chapters


Member of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, since 2012 *** Academy of Finland senior fellow and visiting scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006 *** World Futures Studies Federation XIII World Conference Editorial Committee’s Special Mention, 1993 *** Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1990-91 *** American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental Science and Engineering fellow, Washington DC, 1990 *** Harold D. Lasswell award for the best article in Policy Sciences, 1990


Professor of environmental protection (esp. environmental strategies and technology assessment), Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1999-2008 *** Director and professor of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1996-9 *** Associate professor of environmental management, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, 1993-6 *** Member of the Council of the University of the Arctic, 1998-2001

Further information on UH affiliationProfessor of environmental policy, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    Coming to grips with scientific ignorance in the governance of endocrine disrupting chemicals and nanoparticles

    Janasik, N. M., Toikka, A., Hukkinen, J. I. & Honkela, T. 2014 In : Environmental Science & Policy.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Model of the social-ecological system depends on model of the mind: Contrasting information-processing and embodied views of cognition

    Hukkinen, J. I. 2014 In : Ecological Economics. 99, p. 100-109

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Peer review, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences

    Janne Ilmari Hukkinen (Reviewer), 09.01.201422.01.2014

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Tuote muuttuu myrkyksi

    Janne Ilmari Hukkinen (Participant), Yliopisto-lehti 01/2014, 31.01.2014

    Activity: Public appearancesParticipation in interview for written media

  3. Ecological Economics

    Janne Ilmari Hukkinen (Reviewer), 20.02.201420.03.2014

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

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