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

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 am a lecturer in human geography with special teaching and research interests in the links between the cities and the countryside in developing world countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. I also research ways of enhancing teaching and learning in Universities, for example technology enhanced learning, engaging undergraduates in community based research and 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

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.

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.