Professor Richard Oram joined the University of Stirling in 2002 as a Lecturer in Medieval and Environmental History. A former Director of the Centre for Environmental History and Policy, in 2008 he was appointed a member of the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland, providing advice to Scottish Ministers on aspects of policy and public engagement in the sector.
Prior to taking up his post in Stirling, Professor Oram worked as an Honorary Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include environmental history of the North Atlantic region, with particular emphasis on climate change and resource use, the resilience of communities in marginal zones, and the impact of non-anthropogenic agency on human social development.
An alumnus of the University of St Andrews, Richard pursued a non-academic career in commercial property underwriting before setting up a freelance historical research business.