Dr Ruoling Chen is Professor of Public Health and Medical Statistics and Lead of Global Health and Epidemiology research at the University of Wolverhampton. He obtained his PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 1997, after studying medicine (MB) and a 3-year full-time postgraduate course for medical statistics (MSc) in China. Before joining the University as a Reader in 2009 Dr Chen worked at the Universities of Liverpool, Dundee and London as a lecturer and senior lecturer in medical statistics and epidemiology for 14 years. He worked as a research associate at INSERM U444 and Universite Paris VII, France during one year of 1992-1993 on the methodology of meta-analysis in occupational epidemiology, following several years of teaching and junior doctor posts in a medical university and hospital in China.
Prof Chen is an international expert on public health and epidemiology. He worked on the MRC-ALPHA study for mental health in older people in Liverpool, the Scottish Heart Health Study and the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project, England & Wales. Prof has established a large-scale population-based cohort study of dementia and other chronic disease in older people in six provinces in China. His research interests include Aging and Chronic Diseases, Social Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. As a principal investigator, Prof Chen has led and conducted a number of national and international research projects in public health and epidemiology, supported by UK grants (eg, the BUPA Foundation, Alzheimer’s Research). He has national and international research collaborations, including from University College London, King’s College London and Neuroscience Research Australia/University of New South Wales (Prof Kaarin Anesty). Prof Chen has been often invited to give research seminar talks by medical universities in China (https://bit.ly/2GClAJ6). He has had a wide network linked with medical universities in China, helping the University of Wolverhampton for collaborative research and teaching programmes (http://bit.ly/1ZKim65). He has been often invited to give seminar
Currently, Prof Ruoling Chen leads a research group in global health and epidemiology. The group consists of post-doctoral researchers and senior academic staff, and provides several places for future PhD candidates to work on important topics in public health and care. It also provides expertise and advice for staff on health data analyses, clinical epidemiology and population-based health research.