Staff Profiles: Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Staff Profile: Dr. Kenny Lynch
Reader in Geography

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Reader in Geography

Environmental Sciences

Kenny has researched and supervised a range of poverty and development research projects in a number of sub-Saharan African countries. He has also examined some excellent PhD theses and provided journals with peer reviews.


I am an experienced postgraduate teacher and supervisor, having supervised and examined a number of PhDs and Masters dissertations on topics that have mostly focused on African examples


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

Global futures

The postcolonial world


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Rural-urban linkages in tackling pverty & development, especially in food security and urban and periurban agriculture.

Excellence in teaching and leraning in higher education, especially in active learning, authentic learning & employability, team-based learning, technology enhanced learning.

Social and economic geography, especially in food security, housing, participatory and restorative justice practices in environments of risk and poverty.


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

Thesis Supervision

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.