Kaisu Innanen holds two master's degrees, in speech communication and in literature, and she is a qualified teacher in Finnish language and literature. In addition to the Finnish Universities of Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Oulu, she has studied in Norway at the Universities of Tromsø and Trondheim.
Innanen’s dissertation project with a working title Researchers as Science Communicators is studying researchers’ and communications professionals’ perceptions of science communication and collaboration with emphasis on the relationship between science and society.
Innanen’s dissertation work is a recipient of grants from The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists, and Scholarship Fund of the University of Oulu. The dissertation is conducted as a part of the BCDC Energy research project funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.
Innanen is an experienced communications specialist with working career in the fields of culture, education, and science. At the University of Oulu she has been working as a planning officer in the Joy of Reading Program and BCDC Energy research project, and is now a communications specialist at the Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs.