Dr Lynda Yorke
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
Room: F22, Thoday Building
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.
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)