Dr Zheng Ma

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About me

Academic background

1) PhD (University of Otago)
2) MSc (University of Glasgow)
3) PGCert in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (with Merit) (University of Liverpool)
4) BSc (Hons) (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)

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

My research activities focus on generating new knowledge and synthesise current knowledge for biomarkers of iodine deficiency, wellbeing and technology-enhanced learning.

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 lead reviewer for the UWE HEA Fellowship Scheme.

My complete publication list (with total citations of 5200, h-index of 31 and i10-index of 62) (as of May 2024) can be found at Google Scholar.

1) 2023-24 Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF)
2) 2023-24 L&T Reflection & Recognition Scheme
3) 2023 CHSS Research-Informed Teaching Scheme
4) 2023-26 New Starter Scheme for Staff
5) 2022-23 Health and Wellbeing Innovation Fund

Area of expertise

I have developed a programme of research focused on developing and using epidemiological methods to enhance understanding of public issues (e.g., iodine deficiency and aging).


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