Anne Pässilä

Anne Pässilä
Senior Researcher
LUT School of Engineering Sciences


Anne Pässilä, PhD (Innovation Systems), is a senior researcher at the School of Engineering Science at LUT University, Finland. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Chester, Research into Education, Creativity and Arts through Practice –research centre since 2013 ( ) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bath, Management School, UK (2018-2019). Her research interests are in creating both practical and conceptual understanding of how to increase human potential through arts-based methods in organizational contexts. Her doctoral thesis (2012) on reflexive model of research-based theatre informs this approach. Her current work focuses on socio-cultural systems, mechanisms of equality, and art-based social engagement in designing sustainable public and private services and sustainable innovation, with an emphasis on transprofessionalism.