Phil Lambert

Program Manager

J Herbert Smith Centre for TME

Head Hall H228

1 506 447 3347

Philip has been advising TME students and mentoring aspiring innovators at  the J Herbert Smith Centre since 2012. At heart, Philip is an engineer and entrepreneur. He now applies his experience to helping students innovate, and to researching how our understanding of creativity and innovation can benefit from complex adaptive systems theory.

Philip has been involved in several successful startups and has experienced all aspects of the startup life cycle. He has a broad range of experience, from small start-ups to large multinationals, having  worked as a manufacturing engineer and production manager in a variety of industries, and as an executive in IT and education.

Phil completed a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma at Fanshawe College, a BESc (Materials) at Western University, and an MBA at the University of New Brunswick. He is currently completing a PhD where he is investigating the intersection of creativity, innovation and complexity science.

As program manager, Philip collaborates with TME staff, faculty and instructors to build the quality of the TME programs through curriculum review and development, marketing, and implementation of co-curricular programs and events. Phil has also taught TME 1001 Introduction to Technology Management & Entrepreneurship: Create Creativity and mentors students in the area of startups and entrepreneurship.

Book chapters

Lambert, P. A. (2017). Understanding Creativity. In J. B. Cummings & M. L. Blatherwick (Eds.), Creative Dimensions in Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (pp. 1–21). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. 

Refereed publications (articles under review)

Lambert, P. A. (2018). The Complex Adaptive Process of Innovation Diffusion. Manuscript Submitted for Publication.

Lambert, P. A. (2018). The Order - Chaos Dynamic of Creativity. Manuscript Submitted for Publication.

Lambert, P. A. (2018). The Ontological Emergence of Creativity. Manuscript in Preparation.

Conference papers and presentations

Lambert P. A. (June 2014) Innovations in Entrepreneurship Curriculum for Engineering and Science Students, Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education, Lowell Massachusetts, USA, June 10-12, 2014


Godin, G., & Lambert, P. A. (1994). Wheel assembly for a wheelchair, incorporating a change speed hub. Canada: US: Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Retrieved from