Kes Mccormick

Senior Lecturer, Assistant Head

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Political Science
  • Environmental Sciences


  • Sustainability, Governance


With a background in political science and environmental science, I engage in a combination of research, education, communication and innovation activities. I am an Associate Professor and Assistant Head at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden.

I work in the fields of sustainability, governance, cities and greening the economy. I have participated in European, Swedish and Australian research and innovation projects, and since 2004, I have produced over 100 publications (with more than 80,000 downloads and 2000 cititations) in a diversity of formats and presented at 50 international conferences.

I am the program coordinator for Sharing Cities Sweden (VINNOVA), a member of the management team for Naturvation (H2020) and Urban Nature (FORMAS), and a participant in Viable Cities (Swedish Energy Agency), When Municipalities set the Research Agenda (FORMAS) and Narrating Climate Futures (Pufendiorf Institute).

I am also a teacher and coordinator in international Masters programs and I have supervised over 50 Masters candidates in thesis research. I am a lead teacher in 2 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on greening the economy focusing on lessons from Scandinavia and sustainable cities.

Recent research outputs

Bulkeley, H., Marvin, S., Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, Kes McCormick, Breitfuss-Loidl, M., Mai, L., von Wirth, T. & Frantzeskaki, N., 2018 Aug 6, In : European Urban and Regional Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marvin, S. (ed.), Bulkeley, H. (ed.), Mai, L., Kes McCormick (ed.) & Yuliya Voytenko Palgan (ed.), 2018 May, Routledge/ Taylor and Francis Group. 278 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Evans, J., Bulkeley, H., Yuliya Voytenko, Kes McCormick & Steven Curtis, 2018 Apr, The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics. Routledge/ Taylor and Francis Group, p. 416-425 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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