Master Teaching Programme (Kansas State University), MA (Hons) (St Andrews), Certificate of Small Group Teaching (The University of Edinburgh), Certificate of Student Learning and Assessment (University of St. Andrews), PhD (St Andrews), Certificate of Supervising Undergraduate Dissertations and Projects (University of St Andrews), Certificate of Managing Your Research Students (University of St Andrews)
Assistant Professor in Tourism & the Environment
+44 (0) 115 8466699
B34 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)
Dr Rob Lambert is a multi-disciplinary academic at the University of Nottingham, working in environmental history (Department of History, School of Humanities), and tourism, environment and sustainability (Business School). He holds a MA (Hons) in Modern History and a PhD in Environmental History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. From 1998-2000 he held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship at St. Andrews in the field of British environmental history studying the historical relationship between grey seals and people. Rob holds a Senior Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth where he delivered the prestigious Alexander Lecture in 2006, taking as his theme 'contested nature in the modern British countryside'. He has published a number of books: edited collections 'Species History in Scotland' (1998); (with T.C. Smout), 'Rothiemurchus: Nature and People on a Highland Estate 1500-2000' (1999) and with Ian Rotherham, 'Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals' (2011 & 2013); and a research monograph 'Contested Mountains' (2001) about land use conflicts in the Highlands of Scotland; as well as numerous academic book chapters and articles on the changing and complex relationships between Nature and People in Great Britain.
He is a past President of the European Society for Environmental History, and has co-edited the leading international journal 'Environment and History' since 2000. He is a script and programme consultant to the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol (and other TV indies) working on a range of popular TV and radio wildlife documentaries on BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, BBC Scotland, and BBC Radio 4 since 2010. He served on the Steering Committee of the National Forest Company's 'LANDshapes: Heritage in the Making' project. On 3 occasions Rob has served as an IAATO international 'Observer' of sustainable tourism operations in Antarctica writing 35,000 word reports in each instance. In 2013, Rob was elected an Associate Member of the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy (CEHP) at the University of Stirling.
Rob has published widely in the popular mass readership press in magazines like 'BBC Wildlife' and 'British Birds', and in books in the 'Seasons' anthology series (2016) by publisher Elliott & Thompson.
Rob is a very keen British and global birdwatcher and cetacean-watcher, with around 30 years of field experience, and is passionate about showing people wildlife. Rob is Vice-President of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust; Community Ambassador for Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust; and was Vice-President of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust 2012-2017; as well as serving as a National Ambassador for the Wildlife Trusts movement in their centenary year of 2012. Rob was a Steering Group member of the think-tank New Networks for Nature (N3) 2011-2014. In 2012, Rob co-founded A Focus on Nature (AFON), the youth conservation network in the UK, now with 3,000+ members.
Rob came runner-up in 'Celebrity Wild Brain of Britain' in 2011 & 2012!
Areas of Expertise
Sustainability, Ecotourism, Wildlife Tourism, Nature Tourism, Antarctica, Nature Conservation, Natural History Television, Biodiversity, Tourism & the Environment, Environmental History.