Tuukka is an experienced social scientist and consultant with a focus on the creative process in entrepreneurship, design and regenerative innovation. His work aligns with Principia’s commitment to helping organisations rethink what it means to be sustainable, ethical and inclusive in the 21st century.

Tuukka holds the role of Reader (research professor) in Regenerative Creativity at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and he is also affiliated with UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP). He teaches graduate students across several courses and units linked to creativity, innovation management, entrepreneurship theory, social innovation as well as research methods.

Tuukka’s work has been published in top peer-reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Journal for Social Entrepreneurship. He has also previously published a monograph on youth policy in Japan (Routledge) as well as two co-edited volumes. Tuukka holds MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Oxford as well as an undergraduate degree from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.