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: @BUGeography

Lynda joined SNS in January 2012 as a Lecturer in Physical Geography, and became a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in February 2018. She is the Degree Programme Director for the Geography programmes at Bangor. Lynda is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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. 

Lynda's research interests lie in reconstructing fluvial histories, glacial sedimentology. and geoarchaeology. She has a strong interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, paricularly within the GEES disciplines. Lynda works with colleagues in the School of Ocean Sciences and the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences on teaching and research, reflecting her wide intrests.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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-date 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

Twitter: @BUGeography

Lynda joined SNS in January 2012 as a Lecturer in Physical Geography, and became a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in February 2018. She is the Degree Programme Director for the Geography programmes at Bangor. Lynda is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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. 

Lynda's research interests lie in reconstructing fluvial histories, glacial sedimentology. and geoarchaeology. She has a strong interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, paricularly within the GEES disciplines. Lynda works with colleagues in the School of Ocean Sciences and the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences on teaching and research, reflecting her wide intrests.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

 

Teaching and Supervision

I am the module organiser for: 

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

 

Other

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

MEDIA

  • BBC Radio Wales, Interview on The Day the Sea Came In. Broadcast February 2020.
  • 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

 

 

Research

Reconstructing long-term river histories

Glacial sedimentology

Geoarchaeology (fluvial/coastal settings)

Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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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