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Professor Peter Lambert Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

Responsible for all aspects of the delivery and planning of our Learning and Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate taught levels.


Professor Lambert assumes responsibility for all areas of Learning and Teaching, including strategic initiatives, regulations, quality assurance and pedagogy. He has specific responsibility for several key departments including the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Academic Registry and the Skills Centre.

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  • Chair of the Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee
  • Chair of the Teaching Fellows Sub Group (TFSG) of the Academic Staff Committee (ASC)


Professor Lambert has published extensively on Paraguayan contemporary politics and history, foreign policy and national identity.


View a list of books and publications by Peter Lambert


Professor Peter Lambert gained his first degree in American Studies at the University of Birmingham, and completed his PhD in Latin American Politics at the University of the West of England, where he worked as a lecturer/senior lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies between 1995 and 2000.

He has been involved in learning and teaching for over 30 years, including in Paraguay where he lived for five years.

Peter joined the University of Bath in 2000 to lead the successful re-introduction of Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, specialising in Latin American politics, history and culture and Spanish language.

He has published widely on Latin American politics and history, with a focus on Paraguayan contemporary politics. He was President of The Society for Latin American Studies from 2007 to 2009.

In 2010, he took on the role of Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and pioneered a number of initiatives to enhance learning and teaching and improve our student experience. He was awarded the University prize for Leadership in Learning and Teaching in 2012 and was promoted to Professor of Latin American Studies in 2014.

He was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) in July 2015.

Outside the University, Peter is a trustee of a number of charities working with Latin America and a governor in a local state school.


Peter took his undergraduate degree in American Studies at the University of Birmingham where he specialised in Latin American studies. He completed his PhD in Latin American Politics at the University of the West of England.