L'Amie was awarded his Doctorate at the University of Bradford for
research into nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of amini-acids,
peptides and proteins related to wool.
After two years at Yorkshire Chemicals Ltd in Leeds, he became a
teacher at King James's School in 1973 where he stayed for 20 years
in charge of IT and Computer studies and also taught Chemistry,
Physics and Mathematics.
For many years he has been involved in local government issues: he
has been a B.aildon Ward Councillor on Bradford Council since May
2007 and served on Baildon Parish/Town Council between 2007 and
2012. in May 2014 he became Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford.