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

Twitter: @drlyndayorke @BUGeography

Contact Info

Room: F22, Thoday Building

Email: l.yorke@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)1248 388 641

Twitter: @drlyndayorke @BUGeography


I joined SNS in Jan 2012 as a lecturer in Physical Geography, and became a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in Feb 2018. As a Geographer I've studied in a number of departments across the UK, starting off at Northumbria University (BSc) before going on to Durham University (MSc) and then completing my PhD at the University of Hull. I worked in industry before my undergraduate studies and following my Masters. My research interest lie in reconstructing fluvial histories, glacial sedimentology, and geoarchaeology. I am also interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, particularly within the GEES disciplines.

I work with colleagues in the School of Ocean Sciences and the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences on teaching and research, reflecting my wide interests.

Teaching and Supervision

DXX 1005 Earth Systems and Processes

DXX 1006 Making Snowdonia

DXX 1007 Academic Tutorial

ONS 1001 Environmental Data Analysis

OSX 1003 Earth, Climate and Evolution (contributor)

DXX 2008 Geohazards (Module Organiser)

ONS 2011 Ice and Oceans  (contributor)

DXX 3018 Rivers, Coasts and Oceans (Module Organiser)



Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society



  • BBC RadioWales, interview on BBC Science Café. Broadcast March 2017.
  • BBC Two/BBC One Wales, television interview/contribution to Richard Park’s Extreme Wales. Broadcast September and November 2016.
  • Skinner, C., Yorke, L. (9 December 2015). Flooding and Geomorphology [British Society for Geomorphology Press Release]. Retrieved from https://geomorphology.org.uk
  • ITV1, television interview/contribution to Bear Gryll’s ‘Britain’s Biggest Adventures’. Broadcast September 2015.
  • Daily Post Wales ‘We can’t cope with more storms’. Interview and comment on flooding. Published 11th January 2014.
  • BBC One Wales, television interview/contribution to Week In Week out ‘Holding back the floods’. Broadcast 5th November 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03gq1hf




Reconstructing long-term river histories

Glacial sedimentology

Geoarchaeology (fluvial/coastal settings)

Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction

Education / academic qualifications

  • Postgraduate Cert. Teaching Higher Education (2009 - 2011)
  • PhD , Quaternary Geology (2004 - 2008)
  • MSc , Geomorphology and Environmental Change (1999 - 2001)
  • BSc , Geography (1995 - 1998)

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