林博士专注的学术硏究方向为艺术、启发创意、文化、发展创意教育课程及教学理念。她曾获邀至日本、台湾、泰国、英国及内地的大学分享设计课程发展的心得。 林博士身兼多项公职，包括国际设计伙伴机构委员、香港设计师协会 (HKDA) 副主席，环球设计大奬筹委会主席 (2012-2014)；学术职业资历评审局学科专家、儿童教育研究及香港考试及评核局的课程发展议会委员 。
Dr. Lam Yan Yan, Principal Lecturer (Academic Development) of the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee); Former Head of the Department of Design Foundation Studies, HKDI. Dr. Lam’s professional work has been multifarious, spanning creative education and research, art for child and sustainable lifestyle, social innovation and the creative industry. She is a designer, ceramic artist and design academic with a mission to promote design, art and sustainability development. She integrates design sensibility with a yearning to create a flexible, fun and contemporary curriculum to best suit the special characteristics of design learners and trainers. Her research interest lies in curriculum, pedagogy, creative education, and social innovation. She was invited to share her inspiration on curriculum design by institutions in Japan, Taipei, Thailand, United Kingdom and Mainland China. She is actively engaged as subject specialist in art and design programme accreditation, executive members of curriculum development councils, research executive members in creative education at early childhood, tertiary and higher education, editor of conference proceedings and executive members of professional design associations. In 2016, Dr. Lam has invited to be the Visiting Professor of School of Design, Jiangnan University and Visiting Associate Professor of the Faculty of Design & Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong.