Dr Hubert Lam
BSc MPhil PhD
Associate Professor; Associate Course Director, MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology
Hubert Lam is the Associate Course Director for the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology, responsible for the management of the course, specifically in the oversight of the delivery and its ongoing development in liaison with the Scientific Course Directors. He works closely with the Teaching and Research Fellows and the Graduate Studies Office to provide academic student support. He is also a Module Lead and tutor for the Principles of Epidemiology module.
Hubert graduated in Biochemistry and had an MPhil degree in Medical Sciences. He gained a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Birmingham in 2009, and was a Lecturer in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology until he came to Oxford in 2015.
Hubert’s primary research interest is on environmental (mainly ambient and indoor air pollution) epidemiology, specifically the development and application of new technology in enhancing exposure assessment to help better quantification of health burdens using the China Kadoorie Biobank, in collaboration with Fudan University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Prospective Studies Group that uses large scale observational studies in diverse populations to understand the main determinants of major non-communicable diseases. He is a long-term collaborator of the Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study, a birth cohort study in Guangzhou, China with 30,000 mother-child pairs.
Hubert had good experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. He was previously the Deputy Programme Director for MSc in Occupational Health at the University of Birmingham. He has supervised a number of students on various topics at Master’s and Doctorate levels.
The role of social support in family socio-economic disparities in depressive symptoms during early pregnancy: Evidence from a Chinese birth cohort.
Wei D-M. et al, (2018), J Affect Disord, 238, 418 - 423
Prediction of gestational diabetes mellitus in the Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study, China.
Schaefer KK. et al, (2018), Int J Gynaecol Obstet
Early life vitamin D status and asthma and wheeze: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Shen S-Y. et al, (2018), BMC Pulm Med, 18
Stable or fluctuating temperatures in winter: which is worse for your lungs?
Lam KBH., (2018), Thorax
Cardiorespiratory health effects of gaseous ambient air pollution exposure in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Newell K. et al, (2018), Environ Health, 17