Dr Peter Ka Hung Chan is an Oxford British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Intermediate Transition Research Fellow in the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU).
His research is based on the China Kadoorie Biobank and UK Biobank and focuses on understanding the effects of environmental exposures on major chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease. He is particularly interested in integrating multi-dimensional data (e.g. wearable devices, OMICs) to assess the health impact of environmental exposures more accurately and comprehensively.
Before joining CTSU, Dr Ka Hung Chan received training in epidemiology having obtained an MSc in Global Health Science and a DPhil in Population Health, both from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University. He also studied public health at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Copenhagen School of Global Health.
- Environmental health
- Air pollution
- Climate change
- Cohort study
Dr Peter Ka Hung Chan has experience undertaking media interviews regarding both his own research and emerging public health issues such as COVID-19 over the past few years. Media outlets ranged from traditional broadcasters (e.g. BBC News, That’s TV South) to newspapers (e.g. The Times, The Guardian), and to academic news (e.g. Nature). Experience spans not only media in the UK but also internationally, including Hong Kong, Australia, and Russia.