Dr Lynda Yorke

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

Contact info

Room: F22, Thoday Building

Email: l.yorke@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)1248 388 641

 

Lynda is a Quaternary geomorphologist, with principal emphasis in fluvial and pro-glacial sequences. Her doctoral research was focused on northern England, and the River Tyne sequences that developed post-glacially. She is interested in Quaternary environmental change and fluvial histories, including geoarchaeology, relict glacial environments, and flood risk and hazards. In addition, Lynda has a strong research interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, inclusion and accessibility in environmental science, and the use of virtual technologies to enhance learning. She is PI on the NERC-funded CULTIVATE project (‘Digital Technologies to open up environmental sciences’), and she is co-I on the NERC-funded project ‘More Inclusive Fieldwork’ (‘Making environmental science equal, diverse and inclusive’).        

She is the Degree Programme Director for the Geography programmes at Bangor. She is a member of the Equality Network Steering Commitee within the School of Natural Sciences. Lynda is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). She is the Chair of the RGS-IBG Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd). She is a co-founder of the TeaS (teaching and scholarship) collective. 

Lynda has studied and worked in a number of UK Universities. She began her career at Northumbria University (BSc.), went on to Durham University (MSc.) and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Hull. She worked in industry prior to her undergraduate degree and following her Masters' degree. She worked as a Junior Research Associate in the early 2000s on a number of Aggregate Levy Funded projects. She was a post-doc at the University of Liverpool. 

 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2021-date Chair, RGS-IBG Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd)

2021-date External Examiner (Physical Geography/Hazards) University of Chester

2020-date Member, RGS-IBG Geography Programmes Accreditation Panel

2020-date Editorial Board Member, Routes Journal

2020-date External Examiner (Physical Geography), Bath Spa University

2019-2021 Deputy Chair, RGS-IBG Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd)

2014-2017 Ordinary Secretary, Outreach Committee, British Society for Geomorphology (BSG)

 

Contact Info

Room: F22, Thoday Building

Email: l.yorke@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)1248 388 641

 

Lynda is a Quaternary geomorphologist, with principal emphasis in fluvial and pro-glacial sequences. Her doctoral research was focused on northern England, and the River Tyne sequences that developed post-glacially. She is interested in Quaternary environmental change and fluvial histories, including geoarchaeology, relict glacial environments, and flood risk and hazards. In addition, Lynda has a strong research interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, inclusion and accessibility in environmental science, and the use of virtual technologies to enhance learning. She is PI on the NERC-funded CULTIVATE project (‘Digital Technologies to open up environmental sciences’), and she is co-I on the NERC-funded project ‘More Inclusive Fieldwork’ (‘Making environmental science equal, diverse and inclusive’).        

She is the Degree Programme Director for the Geography programmes at Bangor. She is a member of the Equality Network Steering Commitee within the School of Natural Sciences. Lynda is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). She is the Chair of the RGS-IBG Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd). She is a co-founder of the TeaS (teaching and scholarship) collective. 

Lynda has studied and worked in a number of UK Universities. She began her career at Northumbria University (BSc.), went on to Durham University (MSc.) and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Hull. She worked in industry prior to her undergraduate degree and following her Masters' degree. She worked as a Junior Research Associate in the early 2000s on a number of Aggregate Levy Funded projects. She was a post-doc at the University of Liverpool. 

 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2021-date Chair, RGS-IBG Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd)

2021-date External Examiner (Physical Geography/Hazards) University of Chester

2020-date Member, RGS-IBG Geography Programmes Accreditation Panel

2020-date Editorial Board Member, Routes Journal

2020-date External Examiner (Physical Geography), Bath Spa University

2019-2021 Deputy Chair, RGS-IBG Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd)

2014-2017 Ordinary Secretary, Outreach Committee, British Society for Geomorphology (BSG)

 

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching

I am the module organiser for: 

  • DXX-1006 Introductory Fieldwork: Snowdonia
  • DXC-1006 Gwaith Maes Rhagweiniol: Eryri
  • DXX-2008 Geohazards, Disasters and Mitigation
  • DXX-3018 Rivers, Coasts and Oceans

I contribute to:

  • DXX 1005 Earth Systems and Processes
  • DXX 1006 Introductory Fieldwork: Snowdonia
  • DXX 1007 Academic Tutorial & Key Skills
  • ONS 1001 Environmental Data Analysis
  • OSX 1003 Earth, Climate and Evolution 
  • OSX 2011 Ice and Oceans  
  • HTA 2136/3126 Geoarchaeology
  • DXX 3707 Geography Dissertation (Honours Project)
  • DXX-4103 MGeog Dissertation

 PhD Student Supervison

Rachel Jones. The identification and significance of landing places in coastal and maritime archaeology. 2020 - present.

Sarah Morton Williams. Geoarchaeology of Anglesey. 2021 - present.

Research

Reconstructing long-term river histories

Glacial sedimentology

Geoarchaeology (fluvial/coastal settings)

Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Other

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

 

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