Dr Pek Kei Im
Pek Kei (Becky) Im
BSc, MPhil, DPhil
Early Career Research Fellow
Becky is an Early Career 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 on assessing the causal role and mechanisms of alcohol intake in the aetiology of major chronic diseases in the China Kadoorie Biobank study. She is also a tutor for the Principles of Statistics module in the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology.
Becky 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. Prior to moving to Oxford, Becky worked as a research assistant in Information and Communications Technologies for Development at United Nations University in Macau.
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 liver cancer and non-neoplastic chronic liver diseases in China: a 10-year prospective study of 0.5 million adults.
Im PK. et al, (2021), BMC Med, 19
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
Patterns and trends of alcohol consumption in rural and urban areas of China: findings from the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Im PK. et al, (2019), BMC Public Health, 19