David Lambert



Emeritus Professor of Geography Education


Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment


University of London


David Lambert is Emeritus Professor of Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education, London. He was a secondary school teacher for twelve years, becoming deputy principal of a comprehensive school. He wrote award winning school textbooks and became a teacher-educator from 1986, since when he has published widely on the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. He was originator and principal investigator of the GeoCapabilites project from 2013-2017 and in 2023 co-authored with John Morgan Race Racism and the Geography Curriculum (Bloomsbury Academic). He was Chief Executive of the Geographical Association from 2002-2012, being appointed Professor of Geography Education in 2007 before retiring in 2018.