Lowri Cunnington Wynn

Lowri Cunnington Wynn

Dr, BA Sociology and Social Policy: Bangor University PhD: Bangor University


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Lowri graduated from Bangor University in 2007 with a first class honours degree in Sociology and Social Policy through the medium of Welsh. In the year after graduation, she worked as a research officer for the School of Psychology, studying the effects of bilingualism on cognitive behaviour. She subsequently received a postgraduate scholarship from the Welsh Language Board to complete her PhD in 2008. Her doctoral thesis explored the fact that young people who are not born in Wales leave the Welsh Heartlands at a rate four times higher than those who were born here, having an effect on the make-up of rural communities. An article based on this PhD earned her the Gwerddon Prize in 2019, presented by the Learned Society of Wales. 

For the last three years, Lowri has worked primarily within the social research sector taking up post-graduation roles at Wavehill Consultancy, Bangor University and the Welsh Language Board. She has a wealth of experience evaluating European funded projects, designing impact assessments, specific research projects and conducting community consultations. More recently, she's developed a keen interested in Green Issues and has developed a postgraduate module on International Perspectives of Green Criminology. Coupled with her academic background, Lowri is passionate about community work and has been involved in many projects within her locality.

Additional information

Lowri is now the Welsh Medium Lecturer in Criminology for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Research interests

Green Criminology

Environmental Harm

Language Learning and Childcare Choice in Wales: Wales Journal of Education

The Out-migration of Young People from the Welsh Heartlands


Departmental Peer Guide Co-ordinator

Welsh medium provision Co-ordination and Development 

Student Recruitment

Open and Visiting Days Co-ordination


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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