Passionate about bridging the gap between the academic community and the business world, Dr Lam has been actively involved in research and outreach activities which emphasise both the practical and theoretical values. In particular, she has been working on several cross-national research projects in entrepreneurship, family business, female entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, ethnic minority entrepreneurship and cross-cultural management. Dr Lam is widely published in top tier academic journals and has won several awards for her research, teaching and leadership. Prior to joining the Business Research Institute, she was a Lecturer in Management at Durham University, where she won the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award in 2015. Attracted by the role and opportunities that this post can offer, Wing joined the BRI in October 2015 as the Deputy Director. Dr Lam is currently the Director of China Centre, Chester University and has been working towards establishing sustainable relationships between Chester University and overseas partners, especially universities in the Asian countries. Under her leadership, the China Centre have been generating significant income to support staff and students’ international experience and collaborations that given rise to cross-university research and learning centres at Chester and Chinese universities. The achievements of China Centre have been recognised by winning the Educate North International Partnership Award in April 2019.
Dr Lam holds Visiting Professorship at Dalian Minzu University and Guangxi Normal University, China. She is currently supervising eight Ph.D students in the areas of crowdfunding, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship learning, high-tech immigrant entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, family business, venture capital, SMEs and micro-enterprise.