Chris LambertProgramme Manager, PhD student
Chris is a Programme Manager in the Engagement team within the Department of Engineering at Lancaster University. He helps to secure, manage and deliver business-support initiatives, enabling collaboration between academia and industry. This includes access to facilities, expertise, R&D, talent (student and graduate) and networks to support business growth. Chris is responsible for the co-ordination of in-curricula student-industry projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as part of MEng and MSc programmes. Chris is the Module Leader for ENGR 445 (Industry-linked Group Projects), formerly Leadership in Technology and is the Department’s joint Employability Champion.
Convener - ENGR 445 (Industry-linked Group Projects)
Co-Convener - ENGR 345 (Advanced Engineering Management)
Deputy Convener - ENGR 205 (Business Development Project)
Deputy Convener - ENGR 311 (Engineering Management)
Guest speaker and panel member - BIOL 383 (Innovation in the Biosciences)
Chris’s research interests are in the area of university-industry collaboration. He is a part-time PhD student in the Department of Educational Research, supervised by Prof Paul Ashwin. The focus of this research is on the role, impact and interaction of Engineering graduates with innovation in SMEs.
Chris has been working in this area for eighteen years helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to grow through accelerating R&D. He has been leading and co-ordinating experiential and problem-based learning with students for much of this time. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
External Examiner - University of South Wales, 2022-2026
Drive Right: Development of a solution to enable right-leg amputees to drive large good vehicles
26/07/2021 → 01/10/2021
ACADEME PLUS (Advanced Manufacturing Capital for Skills Development & Employer Engagement - Extension)
01/04/2020 → 31/03/2023
Transforming Economies Through Innovation and Growth
- Lancaster Product Development Unit