Richard Lemmey

  • Principal Lecturer (P\T) in Outdoor Studies
  • Institute of Science and Environment
  • Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA)
  • Outdoor Studies
 Richard Lemmey


Coming from a background in Fish-Farming, Youthwork and Teaching, I came to the Ambleside Campus in 1987 when it was the then Charlotte Mason College and I continued through many versions of the outdoor degrees, including the first ever outdoor degree, until 2010.  I  returned in 2016 as a part time lecturer and in an advisory capacity.

I believe that outdoor and experiential education involves using cognitive and affective domains that go beyond those of formal education. These complement each other to make profound contributions to people's development, group development and most of all, environmental understanding.  The contribution that outdoor learning can make to mental and physical health and our responses to climate change are timely and in serious need of expansion.

Qualifications and memberships

MA  Lake District Studies - Lancaster University.

PGCE  Biology and Outdoor Pursuits - Liverpool University.

BSc  Applied Biology(Ecology)  - Liverpool Polytechinc

PGC - Encouraging Classroom Success - Newcastle University

Certificate in the Diseases of Salmonids - Sterling University

Academic and research interests

Tree Planting preferences in the Lake District

Life Histories of Outdoor Practitioners

Stakeholder requirements of Outdoor Graduates