Sarah Mander

Sarah is a ‘research-focused academic’ who initially trained as a chemical engineer. She has been at Tyndall Manchester since completing her PhD, a multi-criteria assessment of wind energy scenarios, at Manchester School of Management in 2003. Prior to this, she spent nine years working in the co-operative sector, in both housing and worker co-operatives. With an engineering background combined with a social science grounding she works to build an understanding of institutional, governance and other social barriers around, for example, renewable energy infrastructure deployment and resilience. As the current Co-Director (Research) within Tyndall Manchester, she has extensive knowledge and technology transfer experience, both in supervisory and delivery roles. Her knowledge transfer activity spans both policy and industry audiences, with a particular interest in bringing stakeholders into research processes.