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 communication around climate change and cultural heritage and climate risks, geographies of education, inclusion and accessibility in geosciences, and the use of virtual technologies to enhance learning.

From May 2023 to March 2024, she was 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. 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. 


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


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)