Kenneth David Lynch

Kenneth David Lynch
University of Gloucestershire · School of Natural & Social Sciences

MA, PhD

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Introduction
Kenneth David Lynch is Professor of Development and Community at the School of Natural & Social Sciences , University of Gloucestershire. Kenneth does research in Urban/Rural Social Change, Qualitative Social Research and Geography. He is involved in two current projects 'Development Counts: Data Skills for International Development Careers’ funded by EU's Erasmus+ programme. and 'Rurality as a Vehicle for Urban Sanitation Transformation' (RUST) funded by the ESRC.
Additional affiliations
August 1993 - September 2005
Kingston University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 1992 - August 1993
University of Aberdeen
Position
  • Lecturer & Course Coordinator
Education
September 1999 - August 2000
Kingston University London
Field of study
  • Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
September 1988 - August 1992
University of Glasgow
Field of study
  • Geography
October 1983
University of Aberdeen
Field of study
  • Geography

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Publications (67)
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Global changes in climate today present hostile weather conditions which pose considerable threats to the rich and poor alike. The capacity for developing countries to cope with these impacts is weak and a development concern. The post-conflict West African nation of Sierra Leone is no exception. In fact, rural areas are exposed to high degrees of...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of student-community engagement in ensuring relevance of higher education to civil, social, economic and moral issues. It reviews the literature around three inter-related themes: calls for higher education institutions to engage with their communities; the kinds of attributes university gr...
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Much previous research has problematized the use of a binary urban–rural distinction to describe human settlement patterns in and around cities. Peri-urban zones, on the edge of urban settlements, are important both in the sheer magnitude of human population and in terms of being home to vulnerable populations with high rates of poverty. This Persp...
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Supported housing services provide help to some of the most vulnerable in society, yet across the world face increasing pressures from residualisation in the form of service reduction and stretched budgets. In response to these challenges, providers of supported housing and other similar community-focused services have sought alternative and innova...
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In 2006, the world’s population passed the threshold of being equally split between rural and urban areas. Since this point, urbanisation has continued, and the majority of the global population are now urban inhabitants. With this ongoing change, it is likely that the way people receive benefits from nature (ecosystem services; ES) has also evolve...
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Much previous research shows that safe disposal of human waste has a positive impact on human wellbeing, while preventing the degradation of ecosystems. However, to date, the role that ecosystems themselves play in treating human waste has been largely neglected. We conceptualize the role nature plays in treating human waste—acting as a pipeline an...
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Making the transition from war to peace and establishing justice is a challenging but vital condition of long term peacebuilding in post-conflict societies. This paper explores this post-conflict issues in Sierra Leone which suffered from a decade long civil war (1991-2002) after the neglect and corruption of the 1980s that combined have left the c...
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This article examines the Gloucestershire Youth Forums, an arts-based restorative intervention deployed in response to perceived issues with procedural justice, legitimacy and community relations between police and young people in the area. Through an ethnographic study of the forum processes and procedures, we show how such community-based arts pr...
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The urban development and planning challenges facing Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone are typical of the significant issues which face most cities in Africa, including rapid growth, resource constraints, burgeoning informal settlements and inadequate planning regimes. In parallel with many African cities, colonial neglect and racial bias in pl...
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Qualitative field research in any type of terrain calls for a practice‐oriented reflection on the researcher's emotional labour management in relation to the context of the field before, during and beyond data collection. Intractable conflict environments (ICE) are characterised by long running social crises still unresolved. This particularity mak...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine how residualisation is experienced across a supported housing provider in an English county. The analysis is in three parts: firstly, it focuses on organisational provision, including impacts of change on decisions on market entry and exit; secondly, it reviews evidence on service provision and the ad...
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Police-led interventions with “at-risk” young people raise a number of debates around policing in society including the allocation of resources at a time of fiscal austerity, the extent to which the police should prioritize the safety and well-being of young people, and the role that the police should take in preventing youth crime. This article ex...
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In the United Kingdom, the transfer of ownership of certain assets to local community control has been a common response to the financial constraints under which local authorities have operated since the global economic crisis of 2008 (Hart, 2010; DSDNI, 2014). Such a process raises important questions over the to understand a process in which comm...
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Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing more rapidly than any other part of the world and there is an escalating demand for fresh foodstuffs from the urban population. The growing of crops in and around towns and cities is frequently a widespread and long-established activity, yet a greater understanding is needed of the patterns and processes involved. F...
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Paper given to British sociological Association conference,12/04/2018. Rates of asset transfer from local authority to community control have increased in recent years. This trend raises important questions around the impact of transfers on local communities, and how they manage these new responsibilities. This research project sought to answer two...
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This presentation, given to the Restorative Gloucestershire conference on 06/11/2017 explores some comparisons between two approaches to Restorative Justice in post-conflict area. In Sierra Leone, civil war left significant infrastructure and social impacts. In Belfast, the legacy of the conflict has led to deep distrust in some communities towards...
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The Aston Project is a community focused initiative that identifies at-risk young people and links them with resources or activities within their local communities. It is managed by Gloucestershire Constabulary and operates at three sites across Gloucestershire: Cheltenham, Gloucester, and Newent. This review evaluates the impact of the Aston Proje...
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Shelter is a key component of an individual’s well-being and as a consequence is an area of policy development that cuts across national policies including welfare, health and social. Supported housing is a sub-set of the wider category of social housing, offering support services intended to help people with a range of challenges live as independe...
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This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the Youth Forums Project which is a Police and young people engagement initiative that uses restorative approaches, coaching skills and theatre arts to improve relations between the two parties. The research was commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershir...
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Sierra Leone is emerging from a long period of political instability and is ranked among the world's poorest countries. During the civil war of the 1990s, widespread forced outmigration left much of the countryside abandoned, as residents fled to the safety of the capital city, Freetown. Consequently, food production became severely dislocated and...
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Introduction: the growth of the urbanThe nature and extent of the ‘urban’Managing urbanisation sustainablyChallenges to sustainable urbanisationStrategies for achieving sustainable human settlementsConclusion Further reading
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This review aims to act as a resource to support institutions and academic staff in promoting and embedding public engagement within the curriculum in the UK. It explores a number of definitions which encompass this activity, and outlines the contexts in which it takes place. The main body of the review presents key forms of public engagement in th...
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This paper explores theories of transformative learning in the context of research-informed practice in the domains of education for sustainable development (ESD), internationalisation and citizenship. The research process draws on structured discussions from a national conference, organised by the authors, as an evidence- base. The conference comp...
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This article compares two experiences of group-based student projects in a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) degree and in Geography degree modules. The two authors adopted group projects from similar motivations, and used available materials to guide them through this process. Subsequently, they have come to re¯ ect on the experience and to e...
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This guide on leading undergraduate research in new universities will analyse a crucial topic of international importance in order to identify transferable practices and inform policy seeking to enhance the student experience at institutional, departmental and course levels within Thus the project will address two of the sector’s priority areas – t...
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The authors embed their advocacy of educational technology in a consideration of contemporary pedagogy in geography. They provide examples of e-learning from a wide range of teaching and learning contexts. They promote the idea that considering best practice with reference to educational technology will increase the versatility of teaching geograph...
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The authors embed their advocacy of educational technology in a consideration of contemporary pedagogy in geography. They provide examples of e-learning from a wide range of teaching and learning contexts. They promote the idea that considering best practice with reference to educational technology will increase the versatility of teaching geograph...
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This poster will report on developmental work on the use of both podcasting and digital storytelling as part of students’ induction to higher education. These techniques are used to both provide information and context for students and as methods to record the student experience. Students in the Department of Natural and Social Sciences are induct...
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Sustaining the rural and urban populations of the developing world has been identified as a key global challenge for the twenty-first century. Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World is an introduction to the relationships between rural and urban places in the developing world and shows that not all their aspects are as obvious as migration...
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This paper brings together the results of research undertaken from two complementary, yet distinct sources, and proposes a framework for which mobile internet and telephony may be able to facilitate capacity building in rural sub-Saharan African communities. We begin by considering how research undertaken for using mobile and networked learning in...
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This article compares two experiences of group-based student projects in a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) degree and in Geography degree modules. The two authors adopted group projects from similar motivations, and used available materials to guide them through this process. Subsequently, they have come to reflect on the experience and to e...
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This paper is concerned with the issue of providing food to the rapidly growing urban populations in poor countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Much emphasis has been given in recent years to the growing of basic foodstuffs in urban and peri-urban areas. While there is a considerable body of literature which views urban agriculture in a relatively posit...
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This article compares two experiences of group-based student projects in a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) degree and in Geography degree modules. The two authors adopted group projects from similar motivations, and used available materials to guide them through this process. Subsequently, they have come to reflect on the experience and to e...
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Food production per head of population in the sub-Saharan African region is in decline. This paper focuses on a particular sector of food production; rural fruits and vegetables, which are intended for city retail markets through a case study of Dar es Salaam. This paper is part of a wider integrated study of food production, distribution and marke...
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Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing more rapidly than any other part of the world and there is an escalating demand for fresh foodstuffs from the urban population. The growing of crops in and around towns and cities is frequently a widespread and long-established activity, yet a greater understanding is needed of the patterns and processes involved. F...
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Agenda 21 has made a major contribution to a range of aspects of development initiatives, of which one chapter, Chapter Seven, focuses on sustainable human settlements. There are a growing number of publications on issues relating to food supply to urban areas in the less developed world. These publications have several focuses, particularly fruit...
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Agenda 21 has made a major contribution to a range of aspects of development initiatives, of which one chapter, Chapter Seven, focuses on sustainable human settlements. There are a growing number of publications on issues relating to food supply to urban areas in the less developed world. These publications have several focuses, particularly fruit...
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This study examines the processes by which fruit and vegetables are distributed to and within an urban environment. It uses an integrated approach to examine in detail the various channels of supply, particularly the role of the legal wholesale market. It argues that adopting a traditional approach to the study of such a highly complex topic may re...

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