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 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), a taskforce leader for Viable Cities (Swedish Energy Agency), and a participant in 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 40 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

Menny, M., Yuliya Voytenko Palgan & Kes McCormick 2018 Jan 1 In : GAIA. 27, p. 68-77 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Luederitz, C. , Schäpke, N. , Wiek, A. , Lang, D. , Bergmann, M. , Bos, J. , Burch, S. , Davies, A. , Evans, . J. , König, A. , Farrelly, M. , Forrest, N. , Frantzeskaki, N. , Gibson, R. , Kay, B. , Loorbach, D. , McCormick, K. , Parodi, O. , Rauschmayer, F. , Schneidewind, U. & 7 others Stauffacher, M., Stelzer, F., Trencher, G., Venjakob, J., Vergragt, P., von Wehrden, H. & Westley, F. 2017 Dec In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 169, p. 61-76

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emtairah, T., Kes Mccormick, Charlotte Leire, Palm, A. & Dehod, N. 2017 Lund: Lund University. 34 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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