Kes Mccormick

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Political Science
  • Environmental Sciences


  • Sustainability, Governance, Cities


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 at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden as well as an Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) at Melbourne University, Australia.

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 90,000 downloads and 2500 citations) 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 teams for Naturvation (H2020), Urban Nature (FORMAS) and Transform (SSHRC), 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. I am developing 2 further MOOCs on sharing cities and urban nature.

Recent research outputs

Markendahl, J., Hossain, M. I., Kes Mccormick, Lund, T., Moller, J. & Näslund, P., 2019, In : Nordic and Baltic Journal of Information and Communications Technologies. 1, 239-260

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bernadett Kiss, Christine Wamsler & Kes Mccormick, 2019, (Accepted/In press) Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience. Routledge

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

Kes Mccormick (ed.) & Charlotte Leire (ed.), 2019, Lund University. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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