Staff Profiles: Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Staff Profile: Dr. Kenny Lynch
Professor of Development and Communities

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Professor of Development and Communities

Environmental Sciences

Growing up on the edge of Edinburgh gave me an interest in how cities develop. Relatives working in Nigeria, Italy, Switzerland, the US and Belgium gave me an insight into what things are like in other parts of the world.


I teach on our Geography, Human Geography and International Relations programmes particularly on issues of post-conflict societies, global poverty and humanitarian responses. I am also interested in the application of research to real world problems and in engaging undergraduates in employability enhancing work experience.


Award Title Institution Date
MA (Hons) Geography University of Aberdeen 1987
PhD Geography University of Glasgow 1992
PG Cert. Learning & Teaching in Higher Education Kingston University 1999


University of Gloucestershire Staff Excellence Award co-winner (2012).Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) 2006 Outstanding Poster Award.Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship (2004).Journal of Geography in Higher Education Award for Promotion of Excellence co-winner (2001).

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Scoiety with the Institute of British Geography.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching and research


Living in a globalised world

Threats to civilisation

Conflict and development

International Relations in the Real World

The postcolonial world


Undergraduate, Postgraduate



Rural-urban linkages in tackling poverty & development, especially in food security, water and sanitation and urban and periurban agriculture - with research carried out in India, Israel, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Excellence in teaching and leraning in higher education, especially in active learning, authentic learning & employability, team-based learning, technology enhanced learning, with work carried out in the UK, South Africa, Egypt, the US, Turkey, Spain, Malta and Moldova.

Social and economic geography, especially in food security, housing, participatory and restorative justice practices in environments of risk and poverty., with research carried out in the UK and Sierra Leone.


More publications from Dr. Kenny Lynch can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

More thesis supervision by Dr. Kenny Lynch can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Peer reviewer for numerous geography, development and learning & teaching journals.

Member of the comittee for the Higher Education Research Group of the RGS (with the IBG).


Subjects for media interviews


Aspects of global poverty

Conflict & develoment

Teaching and learning in universities

Sierra Leone


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Professional positions

Editorial Board member for GEOVerse (undergraduate Geography journal)

Editor of Geography, the international scholarly journal of the Geographical Association (2001-7).

External examining

Masters in Creative Technology, De Montfort University (2011-15). Geography and related undergraduate courses at University of the West of England (2001-2005), University of Chester (2009-12). PhD examiner for University of Sussex , Kingston University, University of Melbourne, Deakin University, the University of New South Wales.