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Dr David Lamb

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2663, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.250
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2663
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.250  


Dr David Lamb is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


  • David is available for appointment via direct email contact

Current teaching

  • Business Events Management
  • Business Event
  • Managing Recreation Services and Facilities
  • Event Operations Management
  • Introduction to Event Management
  • Marketing and Communications for Sport and Events


David lectures on a range of event management and recreation management units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervises student research in the same areas. Before academia, David worked in a management capacity in sport, recreation and event management and spent some time in event consultancy, sport development and community recreation. David has leadership for a number of core units in event management and recreation management at degree and postgraduate levels.

Professional associations

  • World Leisure Organisation
  • Association for Event Management Education, Academic Member
  • Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA)
  • Leisure Studies Association (LSA), International Representative
  • Australia and New Zealand Leisure Studies Association (ANZALS)
  • Higher Education Academy (UK), Professional Member
  • Parks & Leisure Australia/Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies, Research Network Organiser

Research areas and interests

  • Events Management (Authentic and experiential forms of learning)
  • Innovative practice and innovation in events
  • Event volunteering (especially motivations and satisfaction)
  • Family leisure
  • Unstructured/informal play
  • Focus group methodology
  • Journal writing as research
  • Slow leisure/food
  • Walking design, accessibility and access


  • Bachelor of Science, England.
  • Master of Arts, England.
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2013.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Lamb, D., Ogle, A., (2016), The motivations of event volunteers at local community events. Managing and Developing Communities, Festivals and Events, 50-68, Hampshire, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1057/9781137508553.

Journal Articles

  • Lamb, D., Ogle, A., (2017), Uncovering the Motives and Experiences of Locally Sourced Volunteers at Two Events in Metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. Event Management: an international journal, 22(1), 65-78, New York, USA, Cognizant.
  • Lamb, D., (2016), Closing the gap in family leisure provision: Giving leisure facility managers the opportunity to reflect on what they provide for families. Managing Sport and Leisure, 21(1), 44-60, Oxon, UK, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/23750472.2016.1181985.
  • Lamb, D., (2015), Learning about events through involvement and participation: The use of experiential and authentic learning experiences. International Journal of Event and Festival Managment, 6(1), 73-91, Bingley, United Kingdom, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/IJEFM-12-2013-0043.
  • Lamb, D., (2013), Promoting the case for Using a Research Journal to Document and Reflect on the Research Experience. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 11(2), 84-92, London, Management Centre International Ltd..
  • Lamb, D., (2013), Research in the first person: Reflection on the research experience using a research journal. Market and Social Research, 21(2), 32-39.

Conference Publications

  • Lamb, D., (2013), The research journey: Why it is important to think about it, as a vehicle to becoming a more competent researcher. Proceedings of 12th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 178-184, Reading, UK, Academic Publishing Limited.
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