Senior lecturer José-Carlos García-Rosell
José-Carlos García-Rosell is a senior lecturer at the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland. He is the research leader of the projects “Animals and Responsible Tourism” and “Animal Welfare in Tourism Services”. His research interests are in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, management education, action research and ethnography.
Senior researcher Leena Heinämäki
The main interests of Leena Heinämäki lie in indigenous peoples’ rights,
including Sámi people’s rights in Finland, and in international human
rights and environmental law as it applies to indigenous peoples.
Heinämäki has a special interest in the Arctic legal co-operation, and
she acts as a vice-leader of the University of the Arctic Thematic
Network on Arctic Law.
Associate professor Thora Herrmann
Research professor Kamrul Hossain
Kamrul Hossain is the director of the Northern Institute for
Environmental and Minority Law. The main focus of his research currently
lies in international environmental law that applies to the Arctic as
well as in human rights law, in particular, concerning the rights of the
indigenous peoples, again with a focus on the Arctic. Over the years
Kamrul has extensively published in all areas of Arctic governance
highlighting legal, institutional and policy perspectives.
Professor Timo Jokela
Timo Jokela is the dean of the Faculty of Art and Design at University of Lapland and the director of the Institution for Northern Culture of Lapland University Consortium. Since 1994 he has worked as a professor of Art Education at the University of Lapland. During the years 2006-2011 he worked also as a visiting professor of art education and environmental art at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
His theoretical academic studies focus on phenomenological relationship between art and nature, environmental art, community art and art education. He is also responsible for several international cooperative and regional development projects in the field of visual applied art, design and art education. Jokela has published several articles and books.
Jokela works actively as an environmental artist, often using natural materials, wood, snow, ice, or the local cultural heritage as a starting point for his works. He has realized several exhibitions and environmental art projects and community projects in Finland and abroad.
Research professor Timo Koivurova
Professor Timo Koivurova is the director of the Arctic Centre. His
expertize covers, among others, Arctic legal and governance questions,
international environmental law and indigenous rights. He is one of the
key scholars dealing with the Arctic regional cooperation, including in
particular the Arctic Council.
Professor Satu Miettinen
Satu Miettinen is a professor of service design at the University of Lapland. For several years she has been working with service design research and authored number of books and research publications in this area. Her research interests are in the areas of service design including the areas of social and public service development, citizen engagement and digital service development. She is running several national and international service design research projects coordinated by the University of Lapland.
Satu Miettinen has worked as a visiting professor in Stanford University in USA, Tongji University in China and at the University of Trento in Italy. Satu Miettinen has a strong research interest in the area of arctic design. Arctic Design produces solutions to the needs of extreme and marginal contexts. These solutions are scalable and applicable in other contexts as well. Arctic Design is about producing extreme wellbeing and competitive edge for circumpolar areas. Satu Miettinen is co-ordinating Arctic design lab that is part of DESIS network.
Satu Miettinen works actively in the area of social design in USA, Namibia, South Africa and China. She is an active artist and designer in the area socially engaged art. In the past she has worked as a project manager and specialist in the areas of crafts development, cultural and creative tourism in several international and European Union funded projects during the period 1997–2006.
Researcher Mikko Äijälä
Mikko Äijälä is a researcher at the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland. He is currently involved in the projects “Animals and Responsible Tourism” and “Animal Welfare in Tourism Services”. He is also working on a doctoral dissertation focusing on animals in tourism. His research interest are in animal agency, nature-based tourism and qualitative methodologies.