Dr Phil Lambert has extensive experience in education as a school principal, inspector, Executive Director, Assistant Director-General, Regional Director (Schools), Sydney and General Manager, Australian Curriculum where he led the development of Australia’s first national curriculum. He has authored books and presented papers and keynotes at national and international conferences. His most recent book. ‘The Knowing and Caring Profession’, is due for release on 28 February 2022. Dr Lambert has had articles and occasional papers published in journals, led statewide reviews and reforms, and is an internationally recognised school education expert.
Dr Lambert is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney where he supports the education faculty and is a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Academy Board. Dr Lambert is also Adjunct Professor at Nanjing Normal University. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (ACE), National President of ACE and Chair of the ACE Board.
Dr Lambert has received a number of honours and awards. In the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours he was awarded the Public Service Medal for his outstanding contribution to education, and in 2013 was the recipient of the Australian College of Educators’ prestigious award, the Sir Harold Wyndham Medal. He was also the 2020 recipient of the NSW Teachers Guild Phyllis Evans Medal.
Dr Lambert currently supports curriculum reform efforts globally, as expert adviser and researcher. He is a Curriculum Expert to the OECD Education 2030 initiative and has been engaged by education ministries in several countries including The Netherlands, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Lithuania to review, guide and support the development of their respective national curriculum reforms.