Dr Sarah Mander is based at Manchester University and is the theme co-leader for Theme Two: Learning, where her work will focus on learning from transformations which have been led by societal, rather than government, actors


My work as part of the CAST Centre combines my academic interest in social responses to low-carbon technologies and my belief that the numerous innovative projects led by grass-roots organisations are key to changing the way we move, eat and heat our homes driving so driving transformations in local communities. I am an interdisciplinary energy researcher who combines an engineering background with insights from theories of social practices and sustainability transitions to explore social responses to low-carbon technologies and transition pathways.  My research employs both quantitative and qualitative methods, focusing on specific technological innovations essential to the low-carbon transition (e.g. energy storage, solar PV) and key sectors (e.g. transport, community energy, the food sector).


For more information, including Sarah’s research outputs, view her University of Manchester profile.