Lawrence received his training in teaching, psychology, and counseling from the University of Zambia (Africa), Cornell University (USA) and the University of Southern Queensland (Australia). He is a chartered psychologist (CPsychol), an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), and an HPC(UK)-registered practitioner psychologist and counsellor. Currently he teaches educational psychology, psychological assessment, educational testing, special education, and school guidance and counselling in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education at the University of Brunei Darussalam in Brunei. He previously taught at universities in Zambia, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland. Recently, students with mental health problems have received more research consideration, attention and priority. He is keen on researching and remedying child and adolescent psychological problems in educational institutions.