Dr Zheng Ma

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About me

Academic background

1) PhD (University of Otago)
2) MSc (University of Glasgow)
3) Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (with Merit) (University of Liverpool/Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
4) BSc (Hons) (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)

I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Science (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

My research activities focus on generating new knowledge and synthesise current knowledge for biomarkers of iodine deficiency, wellbeing and internationalisation of the curriculum.

Professional memberships/recognitions

1) British Educational Research Association (BERA)
2) Senior Fellow of HEA (SFHEA)
3) Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH)
4) Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr)
5) Member of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator Network

I have been listed in the World's Top 2% Scientists List for three consecutive years (2021, 2022 and 2023) by the Stanford University.

Career journey

I bring more than 8 years of teaching experience (spanning across the UK, China, Malaysia and New Zealand) to the role.

I currently teach on Advanced Evidence-based Population Health and Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases modules. I supervise MSc dissertation students studying MSc Public Health. I am also a reviewer for the UWE HEA Fellowship Scheme.

My complete publication list (with total citations of 4604, h-index of 29 and i10-index of 55) (as of December 2023) can be found at Google Scholar. Of these papers, 1 has been cited more than 1700 times, 1 has been cited more than 200 times and 8 have been cited more than 100 times.
1) 2023 CHSS Research-Informed Teaching Scheme, UWE
2) 2022-23 Health and Wellbeing Innovation Fund, UWE
UWE Schemes

1) 2023-24 Reflection and Recognition Scheme
2) 2023-26 New Starter Scheme for Staff

Area of expertise

As a nutritionist by training, I have led the design, implementation, analysis, interpretation of nutritional epidemiological studies throughout my career. I have developed a programme of research focused on developing and using epidemiological methods to enhance understanding of public issues (e.g., iodine deficiency, gut microbiota, wellbeing and functional foods).


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