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Professor Lawrence Lam is currently the Vice President (Academic) of Tung Wah College. Before joining TWC, Professor Lam was a professor in the Faculty of Health and the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.
Professor Lam is a qualified epidemiologist, medical statistician and a research psychologist. He has many years of experience in mental health research, prevention and early intervention. He has worked in Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia for over 15 years and specialized in the area of child and adolescent mental health and gradually expanding to mental health across life span. He has also been involved in research in many areas including trauma and injury prevention, psychometrics, palliative medicine and aged care, particularly carers' mental health.
PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Sydney
Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics, The University of Sydney
Master of Public Health (Research and Thesis), The University of Sydney
Master of Applied Psychology, Macquarie University
Bachelor of Pharmacology, University of LiverpoolProfessional Qualifications / Memberships:
Fellow of the American College of EpidemiologyTeaching Areas:
Health Promotion and Education
Health PsychologyResearch Interests:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Problematic Internet Use (Internet Addiction)/ Internet Gaming Disorder
Mental Health Literacy
Instrument Design and Psychometrics
Complex Research MethodologySelected Publications / Projects:
Phillips, J.L., Heneka, N., Hickman, L. & Lam, LT. Self-Perceived Pain Assessment Knowledge and Confidence (Self-PAC) Scale for cancer and palliative care nurses: A preliminary validation study Journal Pain Management Nursing (accepted July 2018)
Lam LT, Wong EMY (2017). Social Competence and Emotional Well-being in an Asian Urban City. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 11:5. doi 10.1186/s40723-017-0031-0
Lam LT, Lam MK. The association between financial literacy and Problematic Internet Shopping in a multinational sample. Addict Behav Rep. 2017 Oct 18;6:123-127. doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2017.10.002.
Boyce MJ, Lam LT, Chang F, Mahant N, Fung VSC, et al., (2017). Validation of Fear of Falling and Balance Confidence Assessment Scales in Persons with Dystonia. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 41:239-44.
Lam LT, Wong EMY (2016). Factors associated with the Social Competence and Emotional Well-being among young children in an Asian urban city. Early Child Development and Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1217850
Lam LT, Lam MK (2016). eHealth Intervention for Problematic Internet Use (PIU). Current Psychiatry Report, 18:107. doi 10.1007/s11920-016-0747-5
Lam LT, Lam MK. eHealth Intervention for Problematic Internet Use (PIU). (2016) Current Psychiatry Report. 18(12):107 DOI 10.1007/s11920-016-0747-5.
Lam LT, Wong MYE (2015). Stress Moderates the Relationship Between Problematic Internet Use by Parents and Problematic Internet Use by Adolescents. Jounral of Adolescent Health, 56:300-6. 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.10.263
Lam LT (2015). Parental Mental Health and Internet Addiction in adolescents. Addiction Behaviour, 42:20-3.
Lam LT (2014). Risk Factors of Internet Addiction and health effect of Internet Addiction on adolescents: A systematic review of longitudinal and prospective studies. Current Psychiatry Report, 16:508. doi: 10.1007/s11920-014-0508-2
Lam LT (2014). Mental health literacy and mental health status in adolescents: A population-based survey. Child and Adolescents Psychiatry and Mental Health, 8:26. doi: 10.1186/1753-2000-8-26
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