Sarah Mander

University of Manchester

Senior researcher

Sarah is a part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a co-ordinator of its Governance & Behaviour research theme.

Research Interests
Task 2.2, Energy and emissions accounting software.

Sarah started her career as a Chemical Engineer, initially working as a project engineer in the chemical and pharmaceutical's industry. Upon leaving industry, she spent six years working in a variety of roles for an urban design and build company. For these six years her job included facilitating community engagement in regeneration projects, welding, workshop management and promoting sustainability within urban neighbourhoods. In 1999 she joined the Manchester School of Management, researching the penetration of wind energy in the North West for her PhD. Since completing her PhD, Sarah has worked at the Tyndall Centre. Her research interests are focused on climate change mitigation and she has researched renewable energy, long term energy scenarios, sustainable energy in the urban environment, recycling and climate change governance.


Meng, M., Mander, S., Zhao, X., & Niu, D. (2016). Have market-oriented reforms improved the electricity generation efficiency of China's thermal power industry? An empirical analysis. Energy, 114, 734-741. DOI: 10.1016/ Publication link: 61c4446b-ba55-48cb-8450-9621877ca3d5

Larkin, A., Mander, S., Traut, M., Anderson, K., & Wood, F. (2016). Aviation and Climate Change–The Continuing Challenge. In Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering. [Capitalism and Commerce in Imaginative Literature] Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9780470686652.eae1031. Publication link: 8f496302-f3e7-4092-acf3-e296e9c3aaa4

Hoolohan, C., Mclachlan, C., & Mander, S. (2016). Trends and drivers of end-use energy demand and the implications for managing energy in food supply chains: Synthesising insights from the social sciences. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 8. DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2016.06.002. Publication link: 00973d4c-d5c2-48aa-b42f-cdbea4644826

Jones, C., Gilbert, P., Raugei, M., Mander, S., & Leccisi, E. (2016). An Approach to Prospective Consequential Life Cycle Assessment and Net Energy Analysis of Distributed Electricity Generation. Energy Policy. . Publication link: 01ade7f1-0f35-425a-9ba9-8a630bd2608f

Mander, S. L. (2016). Slow steaming and a new dawn for wind propulsion: A multi-level analysis of two low carbon shipping transitions. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.03.018. Publication link: 468031cb-a6b0-423a-80fc-8dcdb6f88071

Abi Ghanem, D., Mander, S., & Gough, C. (2016). I think we need to get a better generator": Household resilience to disruption to power supply during storm events. Energy Policy, 92, 171–180. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.02.003. Publication link: dfed6e95-6c12-41f1-8872-421d9ad3499a

Further publications:

Role at Council
Theme Co-ordinator: Behaviour and Governance.

Contact information


+44 (0)161 306 3259.

Postal Address
Tyndall Centre Manchester H Floor, Pariser Building University of Manchester, North Campus, PO Box 88 Manchester M60 1QD UK.

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