Mr Ryan Lumber
Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant & PhD Student
College: College of Life & Natural Sciences
Department: Life Sciences
Subject area: Psychology
Research Centre: Centre for Psychological Research
I am a graduate teaching assistant and current PhD student in Psychology
My PhD research is investigating the routes to a positive relationship with nature through Nature Connectedness. I am specifically interested in how connectedness can be facilitated in practical ways through the local landscape and what effect this can have on well being and pro-environmental behaviour.
I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (since 2011)
B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, The University of Derby
M.Sc. (Hons) Psychological Well Being and Mental Health, Nottingham Trent University
- Richardson, M., Hallam, J. & Lumber, R. (in press) One thousand good things in nature: Aspects of nearby nature associated with improved connection to nature. Environmental Values.
- A 10 minute presentation at New Horizons (2013) in Derby entitled: ‘let’s all get connected: a focus group exploration of the factors involved in connecting to nature’
- A poster presentation at the first British Environmental Psychology Society (2014) conference in Sheffield entitled ‘the link between Biophilia and Nature Connectedness: Implications for pro-environmental behaviours’
- Afternoon chair at the Third Applied Qualitative Psychology Conference in Derby (2014)