Frederick Lam is currently a PhD candidate in performance science at the Royal College of Music, London, generously supported by a grant from the Croucher Hong Kong Charitable Trust. Within the context of musicians’ coping strategies, health and wellbeing, his research project focuses on the extended use of self-compassion as a practical mental skill for musicians. The research examines the particular mechanism of self-compassion in relation to musicians’ mental resilience and musical activities, as well as the feasibility of a specific psychology training programme on self-compassion for musicians.
Frederick began his formal studies in classical music at the Hong Kong Baptist University and later on obtained his Bachelor of Music from Goldsmiths, University of London. He was awarded a Master of Science in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music, London in 2018, where his thesis explored the relationships between self-compassion, coping and negative emotions in musicians. As a solo violinist and chamber musician, he performs regularly in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
Faculties / departments: Research