- Fellowship in 1987 at King's College London
Paul Lam studied for his Bachelor and Master's degrees at the University of Hong Kong between 1979 and 1984. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1984 to undertake his doctorate study at the University of Sheffield in England. He took up a Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at King's College, the University of London before returning to Hong Kong to take up a lecturing position at the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong in 1988. He has subsequently held tenured positions in a number of universities both in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1990-1992) and the Victoria University in Australia (1992-1994). He joined the Department of Biology and Chemistry at the City University of Hong Kong in 1994.
Professor Lam is Chair Professor of Biology at City University of Hong Kong, and is currently serving as Chief-of-Staff (Vice-President). He is also the Director of the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution. Professor Lam is the author/co-author of over 300 publications in international referred journals (Scopus Author ID: 7202365776). He was an Associate Editor of the “Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment” section of Chemosphere (2004-2008). He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Sciences and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Science and Technology. He is Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment of the Hong Kong SAR Government.