Areas of expertise
Sanna works at the FFRC as a Senior Research Fellow on projects related to futures consciousness and future thinking, as well as biodiversity protection, overconsumption and environmental policies. She has developed the five-dimensional concept of Futures Consciousness and the Futures Consciousness Scale together with her colleagues.
From the time before joining the FFRC 2014, Sanna has over 20 years of experience in sustainable development policy and governance. As a consultant she has been responsible for leading complex projects related to sustainable development and innovation policy and assessment processes that were commissioned by the government, ministries or state agencies. She has also worked in NGOs with municipal level sustainability policies in Finland, Germany and Lithuania.
Master's degree courses in Futures Studies on Wicked problems and Hybrid futures research methods.
Lectures on futures learning with the help of futures consciousness and using futures consciousness scale. Supervising master's students.
Sanna's research interests cover futures consciousness and future thinking and their development through education and other interventions. She works also with many wicked problems, such as overconsumption, and biodiversity loss, especially from the point of view of governance: potential changes in policies, new policy instruments and their acceptability.