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Pete Lampard
Research Fellow



Joining the Health Sciences at York in 2019, Pete is a social scientist with interests across various fields, including health and climate change communication. Before joining York as a Research Fellow, Pete taught sociology for seven years at St Mary’s University and the University of Manchester. He is interested in research methodology and the application of social and critical theory.


  • BSc (Hons) Sport Science - St Mary's University
  • MSc Sociology of Sport - Loughborough University
  • PhD Sociology - University of Manchester



Pete’s research interests are broadly based on communication and change. That is, how wider social and material factors impact on processes of knowledge production, distribution, and consumption, and therefore the possibility of change, whether this is in health systems or in relation to an individual’s response to information about climate change or climate science.

Pete has worked on the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change since 2019, first as Research Fellow in the Public and Political Engagement working group, now as an author in that group, working on research indicators analysing media and political engagement. Pete has also worked on multiple projects funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), exploring public perceptions of climate change, public messaging around climate change, and local authority priorities for evidence around climate change.

Pete is part of MEASURE (Mixed Methods Evaluation of the high-volume low-complexity surgical hUb pRogrammE), working on the qualitative components of the study.

Pete has an interest in social theory – particularly critical theory, cultural theory, and historical materialism – and how this can be applied to contemporary societal issues.


Previous Projects 


Research group(s)

Public Health and Society


Full publications list

External activities


  • Member of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)

Invited talks and conferences

  • ‘Raymond Williams and Social Movement’ - Alternative Futures and Popular Protest. Manchester. April 16th 2019.
  • ‘Social Movement Practice: A Cultural Materialist Approach’ - Materialist Theories and Analyses of Contemporary Social Movements. University of Manchester. Global Political Economy Research Cluster. November 14th 2018.

Pete Lampard

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Dr Pete Lampard
Research Fellow