Susanna Pääkkölä is a research scientist working in the Arctic governance and administration group at the Arctic Centre. She is also holding a position as a Doctoral candidate with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oulu. Her thesis concerns human physiology and human thermoregulation in cold environments, which covers essential questions in the context of personal human safety in the Arctic. She earned her Master’s degree (Master of Science, Natural sciences, Biology – Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Botany) from the University of Oulu in 2008 and studied Tourism business in the University of Lapland 2006-2008. Lately she has been working for the maritime safety enhancement in collaboration with Stefan Kirchner in the project “New Ocean”. Her research interests include human physiology, cold environment, health, tourism safety, economics, medical and biosciences and natural sciences.
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