Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas
An international research centre for the study of national parks and protected area management.
Welcome to the Centre for National Parks & Protected Areas
We are an interdisciplinary team of academics, professors of practice, visiting & honorary fellows interested in making a difference to national parks and protected area management.
We collaborate widely with those professionals seeking to manage our special places for the benefit of all.
What we do
CNPPA operates a transdisciplinary approach, which focuses on world-class academic excellence with a global reach, the purpose of which is to inform and influence policy making, develop best practice, governance and innovation of resource use and promote knowledge transfer through high quality translational skills. It aims to attract internationally and nationally renowned academics in relevant discipline areas through conferences, fellowships, research and enterprise projects, whilst at the same time encouraging dialogue with policymakers and professional practitioners.
An international and national centre of research excellence for the transdisciplinary study of national park and protected area management – developing sustainable natural solutions to complex global problems.
Professor Lois Mansfield, PhD
Professor of Upland Landscapes, and Director of Ambleside Campus
She recently became a receipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship (2019) related to place-based rural development using cultural capital in Japan. She is also research active in the area of upland agriculture a as part of the Centre for national Parks & Protected Areas.