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 research interests in the Geographies of Education, Inclusion and Accessibility in Environmental Science, and the use of Virtual Technologies to Enhance Learning.

She is currently PI on the NERC-funded Growing Roots Environmental Science Public Engagement 'Shore to Shelter' grant. She was also awarded a Learned Society of Wales Research Workshop grant (ClicherNet4Wales) in March 2023. From Dec 2021 to May 2022, she was PI on the NERC-funded CULTIVATE project (‘Digital Technologies to open up environmental sciences’), and co-I on the NERC-funded project ‘More Inclusive Fieldwork’ (‘Making environmental science equal, diverse and inclusive’). From Jan to Mar 2023, she was co-I on the NERC-funded ClicHerComm project (Discovery Science).  

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). In 2021, she co-founded 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. 

MEDIA

Lynda is available for media contact. She has experience of both radio and televsion (BBC and ITV), pre-recorded and live delivery. 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2023-date External Examiner (Geography) Trinity College Dublin

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

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

2020-2023 Member, RGS-IBG Geography Programmes Accreditation Panel

2020-2023 Editorial Board Member, Routes Journal

2019-2023 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 research interests in the Geographies of Education, Inclusion and Accessibility in Environmental Science, and the use of Virtual Technologies to Enhance Learning.

She is currently PI on the NERC-funded Growing Roots Environmental Science Public Engagement 'Shore to Shelter' grant. She was also awarded a Learned Society of Wales Research Workshop grant (ClicherNet4Wales) in March 2023. From Dec 2021 to May 2022, she was PI on the NERC-funded CULTIVATE project (‘Digital Technologies to open up environmental sciences’), and co-I on the NERC-funded project ‘More Inclusive Fieldwork’ (‘Making environmental science equal, diverse and inclusive’). From Jan to Mar 2023, she was co-I on the NERC-funded ClicHerComm project (Discovery Science).  

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). In 2021, she co-founded 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. 

MEDIA

Lynda is available for media contact. She has experience of both radio and televsion (BBC and ITV), pre-recorded and live delivery. 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2023-date External Examiner (Geography) Trinity College Dublin

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

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

2020-2023 Member, RGS-IBG Geography Programmes Accreditation Panel

2020-2023 Editorial Board Member, Routes Journal

2019-2023 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: Eryri
  • 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.

Grant Awards and Projects

2024: Ray Y Gildea Jr Award: RGS. Building inclusivity and accessibility into your fieldwork. Co-I. March-Sept 2024.

2023: Clicher Project: NERC Discovery Science Award. Linking Castles and Seas, People and Science. Co-I. Jan-March 2023.

Research

Quaternary environmental change and fluvial histories, with reference to the Last Glacial Maximum and post-glacial periods.

Natural hazards and disasters, particularly hydro-meterological. 

Geoarchaeology, with reference to fluvial and coastal settings.

Geographies of Education, and EDI in Environmental Sciences.

Other

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

 

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