Dr Rob Lambert is a multi-disciplinary ‘environment’ academic at the University of Nottingham. He has published a number of books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters on the past and present relationships between nature and people, conservation conflicts, species history, the nature conservation movement and eNGOs, sustainability, rewilding, wildlife television and ecotourism/wildlife tourism. Rob has published in the popular press in magazines like BBC Wildlife, British Birds, and in books in the Seasons series (2016) by Elliott & Thompson. In 2012, Rob co-founded A Focus on Nature (AFON), the youth conservation network in the UK which now has 3,000+ members nationwide.
Rob has worked on British TV and radio wildlife documentaries, including major primetime series on BBC1, BBC2, BBC Scotland, BBC4 and BBC Radio 4: Birds Britannia; Making Scotland’s Landscape; When Britain Went Wild; Springwatch Extra 2014 & 2016; Why the British Love Wildlife; Cairngorms: A Year in the Wild; In Pursuit of the Ridiculous; Attenborough’s Life Stories; Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival; Grand Tours of Scotland – The Charms of Nature; Shared Planet; Torrey Canyon: toxic tide; Amoco Cadiz – black tide of the century; World Insight on China Central TV; even Sky Sports Gillette Soccer Saturday! On three occasions Rob has served as IAATO International ‘Observer’ of sustainable tourism in Antarctica and was part of the expedition staff on round-Britain cruises 2009-2015 with Silversea, Noble Caledonia and GA Expeditions.
Rob is Vice-President of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust; Community Ambassador for Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust; and was one of the national Ambassadors for the wider Wildlife Trusts movement in their centenary year of 2012. He was Vice-President of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust from 2012-2017, and in 2019 was appointed as the Independent Person to the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
Rob finished runner-up in Celebrity Wild Brain of Britain at the British Birdwatching Fair in 2011 & 2012.