One of Macau’s foremost gaming academics, Desmond Lam is a Professor in International Integrated Resort Management (IIRM) at the University of Macau. He chairs the international accreditation (AACSB) committee and is in charge of the postgraduate programs (MSc and PhD) in IIRM.
Desmond is a life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, and the recipient of several research as well as industry awards including Clare Hall Cambridge Fellowship and “Emerging Leader” trophy at the 2016 Asia Gaming Awards.
Desmond has studied and written extensively on gaming-related issues, Chinese in particular. These are featured in premier trade publications like Global Gaming Business, Infinity Gaming Magazine and Inside Asian Gaming as well as in scholarly journals like Annals of Tourism Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Gambling Studies, Journal of Business Research and Marketing Letters. He is also author of the book Chopsticks and Gambling (published by Routledge), which examines the little-known world of Chinese gambling from historical, cultural, psychological and social perspectives.
Desmond has been a judge for the International Gaming Awards since 2008, a selection panel member for Inside Asian Gaming’s prestigious Asian Gaming Power 50, an academic affairs advisor to the Macau Gaming Management Association since 2012, an editorial board member for the Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management and an invited speaker to numerous conferences and executive seminars. He is also active in consulting projects and has done work for the Macau government as well as integrated resorts.