Research fellow, Cornell University

Dr. Lamb is a jointly appointed Development Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University and the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland. She will be starting her own research laboratory as an Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine in January 2019. She holds a PhD in Tropical Marine Ecology and Fisheries Biology from James Cook University in Australia. Her research focuses on improving human and ocean health by finding solutions to minimize disease outbreaks associated with urbanization and development.


  • 2018–present
    Civil Engineering Development Fellow, The University of Queensland & Cornell University
  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine
  • 2016–2018
    Impact for Innovation Fellow, Cornell University & Environmental Defense Fund
  • 2014–2016
    NatureNet Science Fellow, Cornell University & The Nature Conservancy


  • 2014 
    James Cook University, PhD Tropical Marine Ecology and Fisheries Biology