Lam Shui-Fong, received her doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1994.
After graduation, Lam returned to Hong Kong and joined the School Psychology Program at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She currently is the director of the Educational Psychology Program at HKU.
Lam has membership at American Psychology Association, Hong Kong Psychological Society, and an executive member of the International Institute of School Psychology.
Lam received Outstanding Teaching Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences (2012) and Outstanding Teaching Award of the Teaching Excellence Award Scheme (2012).