David Lambert is a director of the Parks Agency, a consultancy specialising in public parks. He was previously the first Conservation Officer for the Garden History Society for ten years.
He has been a research fellow at both the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies at the University of York, 1984-88, and at the School of Conservation Studies at De Montfort University, 1990-93.
Lambert was an expert panel member for the Heritage Lottery Fund from its inception in 1996 until 2002, helping to establish and oversee its Urban Parks Programme.
He has been a special adviser to a number of House of Commons Select Committee inquiries including the 1999 inquiry into town and country parks, and the 2000 inquiry into cemeteries.
Lambert has lectured widely on parks and conservation, and has written many articles and books, including most recently a third edition of Parks and Gardens: a researcher’s guide, The Park Keeper for English Heritage, and Understanding and Valuing your Park for the Heritage Lottery Fund. In 1993 he co-authored Public Prospects: the historic urban park under threat, and has since then been closely involved in the campaign for parks.
He currently serves on a number of parks and gardens advisory panels: the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces and the World Monuments Fund. He is a monitor and external adviser for the Heritage Lottery Fund, a CABE Space Strategic Enabler, a Trustee of the Gateway Gardens Trust and a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, as well as external examiner for the MA in Garden History at Bristol University.