Dr Pek Kei Im
Pek Kei (Becky) Im
BSc, MPhil, DPhil, AFHEA
Intermediate Research Fellow
Becky is an Intermediate Research Fellow at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU). Her research focuses on investigating the health impacts of alcohol intake and exploring the mechanisms of alcohol intake in the aetiology of major chronic diseases, using data from the China Kadoorie Biobank and the UK Biobank. She is also a tutor for the Principles of Statistics module in the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology.
Prior to her current fellowship, Becky held an Early Career Research Fellowship. She completed her DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford, for which she examined the changing patterns of alcohol consumption in China over time and their relation to wellbeing and major chronic diseases (particularly cancer and liver disease). She holds a BSc (Hons) Human Sciences from University College London and an MPhil in Public Health from University of Cambridge.
Alcohol intake and cause-specific mortality: Conventional and genetic evidence in 500,000 men and women in China
Millwood IY. et al, (2022), ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, 46, 26 - 26
Observational and genetic associations of alcohol consumption with 1500 circulating protein biomarkers
Im PK. et al, (2022), ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, 46, 21 - 22
Alcohol metabolism genes and risks of site-specific cancers in Chinese adults: An 11-year prospective study.
Im PK. et al, (2022), Int J Cancer, 150, 1627 - 1639
Alcohol drinking and risks of total and site-specific cancers in China: A 10-year prospective study of 0.5 million adults.
Im PK. et al, (2021), Int J Cancer, 149, 522 - 534
Problem drinking, wellbeing and mortality risk in Chinese men: findings from the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Im PK. et al, (2020), Addiction, 115, 850 - 862