Angela Mae Minas

University of Manchester
Partner institution - CAST

Postdoctoral Researcher


Angela Minas is a social scientist in the field of agriculture and low carbon energy based at The University of Manchester. She applies her interdisciplinary expertise to study social innovation and uses participatory methods and social network research to identify co-development strategies for climate action and low carbon solutions. 

Her current project involves work with the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations to explore the role of grassroots movements in low carbon transitions and city-level governance for climate action. Angela also has extensive field-based experience in the Global South – conducting farmer-focused research on agricultural waste-to-energy in the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar, as well as environment and development work in Indonesia and Tanzania.

Key publications:

Minas, A.M., Mander, S., McLachlan, C., 2020. How can we engage farmers in bioenergy development? Building a social innovation strategy for rice straw bioenergy in the Philippines and Vietnam. Energy Res. Soc. Sci. 70, 17.

Minas, AM, Tun, SYY, Nugroho, W, Vaghela, D, Myint, A, Aung, ST, Mya, TS, & Mander, S. 2020 Bridging agricultural livelihoods and energy access: Barriers and opportunities for rice and rice husk value chains in Labutta, Myanmar


Areas of expertise
  • Social Sciences - Communication, Social networks, Social innovation

  • Environmental Sciences - Sustainability, Bioenergy, Climate change

  •  Agriculture - Rural development, Extension, Rice research


Other research interests
  • Socio-political dimensions of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Environmental policy


Methodological knowledge
  • Qualitative methods
  • Social network research

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