Ning, Ke

NK
Post-doctoral Fellow

Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice

  • PhD
phone 3910 2631
email kening@hku.hk
pub med PubMed
Biography

Dr Ning obtained her double Bachelor degree in Preventive Medicine and Statistics and Master degree in Nutrition & Food Hygiene at Peking University in 2014 and 2016 respectively. After graduation, she proceeded to her PhD study at University College London and her PhD topic was to examine the association between early life mental health and alcohol use behaviors in adulthood using two British birth cohorts.

Dr Ning’s current research interest revolves around epidemiology and development of common mental disorders (e.g. depression and anxiety) over the life course. She is particularly interested in applying cutting-edge analytic techniques (e.g. g-formual, MSM, OWAS) in empirical studies.

Dr Ning is currently involved in several ongoing time sensitive projects including epidemiology of depression, anxiety and PTSD in Myanmar, mental health evolution before and during COVID-19 and vaccine uptake and its determinants using a population representative longitudinal sample nested in the Family Cohort.
Selected Publications
  1. Ning K.*, Patalay P, L. Maggs J, Ploubidis GB. Early life mental health and problematic drinking in mid-adulthood: evidence from two British birth cohorts. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-021-02063-3.
  2. Wang, F.; Xie, N.; Wu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Zhu, Y.; Dai, M.; Zhou, J.; Pan, J.; Tang, M.; Cheng, Q.; Shi, B.; Guo, Q.; Li, X.; Xie, L.; Wang, B.; Yang, D.; Weng, Q.; Guo, L.; Ye, J.; Pan, M.; Zhang, S.; Zhou, H.; Zhen, C.; Liu, P.; Ning, K.; Brackenridge, L.; Hardiman, P. J.; Qu, F. Association between circadian rhythm disruption and polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertility and Sterility 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.08.1425.
  3. Ning, K.*; Gondek, D.; Patalay, P.; Ploubidis, G. B. The association between early life mental health and alcohol use behaviours in adulthood: A systematic review. PLOS ONE 2020, 15 (2), e0228667. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228667.
  4. Gondek, D.; Bann, D.; Ning, K.; Grundy, E.; Ploubidis, G. B. Post-War (1946-2017) population health change in the United Kingdom: A systematic review. PLOS ONE 2019, 14 (7), e0218991. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218991.
  5. Gondek, D.; Ning, K.; Ploubidis, G. B.; Nasim, B.; Goodman, A. The impact of health on economic and social outcomes in the United Kingdom: A scoping literature review. PLOS ONE 2018, 13 (12), e0209659. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209659.
  6. Xue, Y.; Lee, E.; Ning, K.; Zheng, Y.; Ma, D.; Gao, H.; Yang, B.; Bai, Y.; Wang, P.; Zhang, Y. Prevalence of picky eating behaviour in Chinese school-age children and associations with anthropometric parameters and intelligence quotient. A cross-sectional study. Appetite 2015, 91, 248–255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.065.
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