Leeds academic keeps job after inquiry into lecture striptease

Pictures on Twitter appear to show 51-year-old Dr Ian Lamond sitting shirtless behind a desk.
Pictures on Twitter appear to show 51-year-old Dr Ian Lamond sitting shirtless behind a desk.
Share this article
Have your say

He may have stunned students by ditching most of his clothes during a lecture but Leeds Metropolitan University academic Dr Ian Lamond has at least managed to hold onto his job.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds Met bosses launched an investigation after it emerged that 51-year-old Dr Lamond had stripped down to his underpants while teaching.

Now the university has confirmed that the investigation has been completed, with the academic being let off with what appears to have been a rap on the knuckles.

Asked about the outcome of the inquiry, Leeds Met said it had “clarified its expectations in lecture delivery”.

The YEP understands that Dr Lamond remains in his post. A Leeds Met spokesman said yesterday: “An internal investigation has taken place.

“The university has clarified its expectations in lecture delivery and so the matter is now closed.”

Events management lecturer Dr Lamond is reported to have performed his striptease to try to give his lecture group an idea of how to pitch to clients.

Pictures subsequently found their way onto Twitter showing him sitting shirtless behind his desk.

One student tweeted: “I literally have no idea what is going on right now, why is my lecturer semi naked.”

Another tweet said: “Did not sign up for this at uni - my lecturer is mad.”

In a recent piece published on a careers website, Dr Lamond wrote: “What I am really enjoying is the combination of lecturing, particularly when I’m in-front of a cohort of 200 plus events students in one of the larger lecture theatres, and research. It’s that voracious curiosity and performer in me I guess.”

He also said: “Having a definite plan works for a lot of people and I’m not knocking it but, for me, creating a plan from the clay you’re given is much more exciting and, because of the challenge it presents, far more rewarding.”

Dr Lamond added: “In this world of events management I am busy creating my own space that crosses so many disciplinary areas it’s a thrill.”

Andy Goulty, chief executive of Rodillian Multi-Academy Trust.

Financial notice to improve is a 'short-term hiccup', says Yorkshire academy chief