Dr Peter Ka Hung Chan
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
- Tobacco smoking and risks of more than 470 diseases in China: a prospective cohort study (2022)
- Solid Fuel, Secondhand Smoke, and Lung Cancer Mortality: A Prospective Cohort of 323,794 Chinese Never-Smokers (2022)
- Long-term solid fuel use and risks of major eye diseases in China: A population-based cohort study of 486,532 adults (2021)
- Effectiveness of indoor air purification intervention in improving cardiovascular health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (2021)
- Regional and seasonal variations in household and personal exposures to air pollution in one urban and two rural Chinese communities: A pilot study to collect time-resolved data using static and wearable devices (2021)
- The Effects of Air Pollution upon Public Health (2020)
- Monitoring respiratory infections in covid-19 epidemics (2020)
- 'Planning, Organisation, and Management of Fieldwork in Biobank Studies' in Population Biobank Studies: A Practical Guide (2020)
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.
Recent media work
- Exposure to solid fuel for cooking linked to lung cancer mortality risk (Healio, 2022)
- Xi Jinping wants Hong Kong to keep pushing COVID-zero in the face of Omicron, but is that really possible? (ABC News, 2022)
- How to make your own facemask at home — and the truth about them (The Times, 2020)
- Coronavirus: How to wear a facemask properly and other advice (The Times, 2020)
- WHO considers changing guidance on wearing face masks (The Guardian, 2020)