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Professor Peter Lambert Head of the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Professor Peter Lambert is responsible for the research, teaching and strategic planning of the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies.


Professor Peter Lambert joined the University of Bath in 2000 and became the Head of the Department of Politics Languages & International Studies in 2024.

In his role, Peter oversees the Department's strategic planning and development. He has overall responsibility for the research, education, and student and staff wellbeing in the Department.

His immediate team includes:

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Peter works on various University-wide initiatives, including the Bath Student Community Partnership (which he has been part of since 2015).

He had overall responsibility for the establishment of the #NeverOK campaign and continues as chair of the Student Disciplinary and Misconduct Committee.

He set up and continues to support the University Sanctuary Scholarship programme. He is currently a member of the University's Senate.


Peter’s research interests include authoritarianism and democracy in Latin America and broader issues in Latin American politics.

He has been a leading authority on Paraguayan history and politics. Alongside various publications, he has worked in international consultancy and educational projects in the country.


View a list of books and publications by Peter Lambert


Peter was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Bath from 2015 to 2021. During this time, he was responsible for the quality of learning and teaching, student experience and five Professional Services departments across the University.

From 2010 to 2015 he was Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to that, he was convenor of the Spanish & Latin American studies section from 2000 (when it was set up) until 2010.


Peter studied at undergraduate level at the University of Birmingham and the University of California, San Diego.

He also has a PhD in Latin American Politics from the University of the West of England (UWE). He has a CELTA teaching qualification and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.