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

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I am a graduate teaching assistant and current PhD student in Psychology

Research interests

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.   

Membership of professional bodies

I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (since 2011)


Undergraduate Qualifications

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, The University of Derby


Postgraduate Qualifications

M.Sc. (Hons) Psychological Well Being and Mental Health, Nottingham Trent University

Recent publications

  • 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.

Recent conferences

  • 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)

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