Professor Lynne Kennedy previously worked at Glyndwr University (2009-2013) where she was promoted from Senior Lecturer in Public Health to Reader (2011) and Head of Department for Health & Medical Sciences (2011), with responsibility for the University's partnership in the Cardiff University North Wales (Medical) Clinical School and subsequently (2012) Director of the University Research Centre for Health, Wellbeing & Society. In 2013 Professor Lynne Kennedy was awarded an Honorary Research Fellow by Public Health Wales (2013-15) to progress research and policy developments in the area of health assets and health improvement. Also this year she was selected onto the nationally acclaimed Welsh Crucible programme for advancing leading researchers in Wales. Professor Lynne Kennedy started her career in public health as a Lecturer within the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Liverpool (1994-2008), where she contributed to the development and delivery of modules on the Masters in Public Health Programme with a special focus on health promotion and wellbeing.

Since 1994 Professor Lynne Kennedy has been a long term member of the European Training Consortia (ETC) for Public Health and Health Promotion in Europe, resulting in considerable experience of public health and health improvement approaches in the European and international context. Professor Lynne Kennedy has engaged in several successful international collaborative research projects in Europe including an international study into innovative health related behaviour (lifestyle) health promoting approaches including health asset approaches. She is currently engaged in establishing international research collaboration with Nordic countries, Netherlands and Spain around exploring the use of salutogenic (origins of health) – as opposed to deficit or pathogenic (origins of disease) approaches to improving health and wellbeing through increased resilience, strengthening communities and enhancing social networks.

Professor Lynne Kennedy is particularly interested in utilising participatory action research methodologies to enhance Veterans health, wellbeing and quality of life through increased opportunities for employment, meaningful occupation, empowerment, resilience and social identity.