Gerald Lalor built on the rich legacy of Cedric Hassall and Leonard Haynes. His other contributions were in the:
Continued development of the Physical Chemistry section
Improvement of the undergraduate laboratories, particularly the modernizing of the Physical Chemistry Laboratories
Broinging of greater balance to Department by stimulating Physical/Inorganic Chemistry Research
Carrying out of important work using Stopped Flow techniques
Development of a thriving research school in the field of Reaction Kinetics
According to The Department of Chemistry, UWI, Mona by Lancashire & Magnus, 2010 "Most of Lalor's contributions to the University were made when he became Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) although his research in Physical Chemistry continued. He later became Principal (Mona). It was Lalor who created the Cedric Hassall Scholarship Fund.