Sarah Mander

University of Manchester
Partner institution - CAST


Sarah is a member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a co-ordinator of our research theme Alleviating Poverty Through Climate Actions.

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.


Up-to-date publications are here

Braunholtz-Speight, T., McLachlan, C., Mander, S., Hannon, M., Hardy, J., Cairns, I., Sharmina, M., Manderson, E. (2021). The long term future for community energy in Great Britain: A co-created vision of a thriving sector and steps towards realising it. Energy Research and Social Science.

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

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 Tyndall Council
Theme Co-ordinator: Alleviating Poverty Through Climate Actions.

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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