Dr Lam acquired her Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy specialising in acoustics and architectural science from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Prior to joining HKCC, Dr Lam accumulated extensive teaching experience in tertiary education. She taught several courses including Engineering Project Management, Mechanical System Principles and Principles of Pollution. She was employed as a Visiting Lecturer to teach various undergraduate degree courses for the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She teaches Engineering Design Fundamentals, Engineering Graphics and Computing, and Calculus at HKCC.
Her research interests lie in the area of acoustics and architectural science and she has been invited to publish research papers in international conferences.