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Meet the Principal


Dr Ian PM Lambert - Principal

BA, Grad Dip T, MA, PhD, MACE

Dr Ian Lambert succeeded Dr Robert Iles as Principal of The Scots College in January 2007.

Dr Lambert completed his secondary education at The Southport School in Queensland, but had a connection with The Scots College through his father, who attended the College as a Boarder and Prefect of Aspinall House from 1944-1948.

At The Southport School, Dr Lambert was an all-round achiever who held the position of Head Boy, was part of the 1st XV, stroke of the GPS Premiership 1st VIII Rowing, CUO of the Cadet Corps and a member of the jazz and concert bands. He still plays the saxophone at selected College events. After finishing school he went on to represent Queensland in Under 19 Rowing and Under 21 Rugby.

After completing a BA in Literature, Modern History and Sociology at Griffith University with a teaching diploma Dr Lambert later attended the University of London where he completed his Master of Arts degree in 20th Century Literature. He then undertook his PhD at Cambridge University in the area of Philosophy of Education, where he also represented his College in Rugby and Rowing.

Before coming to Scots, Dr Lambert was Principal of Swan Christian College in Perth, WA and before that he taught English and History at St Paul's Anglican School and Emmanuel College in Queensland. He has a wide range of interests including kayaking, saxophone, rowing, tennis and golf. He has written and edited five educational books and numerous articles for journals and magazines. He has had an active interest in assisting Indigenous groups in Australia and Cambodia, and is a strong supporter of the Indigenous Education Program at Scots.

Dr Lambert is married to Alison. They have two sons who attended The Scots College and a daughter who attended Kambala.


Recently Dr Lambert was interviewed by The CEO Magazine to reflect upon the journey of learning and how he envisions the growth of Education for young men. Read Learning for life now.

Learning for Life_Dr Lambert

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