About the Author

Derek Lambert : 

[Class 1 Chief Engineer, MBA, PhD Candidate (WMU, Sweden) -Maritime Technology & Education]

Starting out as a submariner, and having spent 22 years at sea in the merchant navy (8 as a Chief Engineer), being involved in four new-build vessels as a Chief Engineer, Derek Lambert joined the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town in 2012 as a Marine Engineering lecturer / Head of Marine Engineering Program.

After completing a MBA whilst serving at sea Offshore (Qatar), he was offered the opportunity to study for a PhD in Maritime Education & Technology in Malmo Sweden in 2013. This study involves testing the effectiveness of digital learning methods for Marine Engineering education (and for study at sea) in order to ensure content compliance with the Manila 2010 amendments (as prescribed by the IMO & SAMSA in South Africa).



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