Angela Minas is a social scientist in the field of agriculture and low carbon energy based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. 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 projects are part of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations.
She completed her PhD at the University of Manchester, conducting research that identifies capacity building pathways to engage farmers in rice straw bioenergy development in Southeast Asia. Her postdoctoral projects include an international research fellowship investigating how energy access planning can be linked to agricultural livelihoods, and a UKERC-funded work on Heat as a Service.
Angela has professional experience in knowledge management and communication, working on themes such as agriculture, climate change, and natural resource management. She has worked on a number of projects in Asia and Africa exploring social learning in agricultural innovation systems, women in fish farming in Tanzania, participation in community-based forest management in the Philippines, and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Indonesia.