Dr Lowri Cunnington Wynn

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

Dr Lowri Cunnington Wynn

Darlithydd Cyfrwng Cymraeg Mewn Troseddeg

Department of Law & Criminology

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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.


Module Coordinator


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


Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 10-12
  • Wednesday 10-12


Cunnington Wynn, L 2022, ''The Fight for Fairbourne’: A Welsh study of environmental harm and its victims', Criminological Encounters, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 35-51. 10.26395/CE22050104
Powel, D, O’Prey, L, Grunhut, S, Edwards, CW & Cunnington Wynn, L 2021, Research on second homes: evidence review summary. Llywodraeth Cymru | Welsh Government. <https://gov.wales/research-second-homes-evidence-review-summary-html>
Powel, D, Grunhut, S, O’Prey, L, Edwards, CW, Cunnington Wynn, L & Griffiths, E 2021, Research to Develop an Evidence Base on Second Homes.
Cunnington Wynn, L 2019, 'Beth yw'r Ots Gennyf fi am Gymru? Astudiaeth o Allfudiaeth a Dyheadau Pobl Ifanc o’r Broydd Cymraeg', Gwerddon, vol. N/A, no. 28, 13, pp. 43-63. <http://www.gwerddon.cymru/cy/rhifynnau/rhifyn28/erthygl3/>
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