Dr Chao Wang

School: Centre of Health and Social Care Research

Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care Statistic


Phone: 020 8725 0142

Location: St Georges Campus, Hunter Wing, 6th Floor, St Georges, University of London, SW17 0RE


Chao Wang is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care Statistic, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Chao has been doing research in applied statistics throughout his academic career, including PhD at Loughborough University, various research and statistician positions previously held at Loughborough University, University of Oxford, and Queen Mary University of London. He has been involved in a wide range of research topics including modelling road casualties, travel demand, discrete choice and behaviour analysis, fetal health monitoring, breast cancer risk assessment, cancer screening uptake, and recently assessing the performance of physician associates and emergency departments.

Throughout his career, Chao has acquired a range of statistical expertise particularly in the field of Bayesian analysis, discrete response models, spatial analysis, multilevel and panel data analysis, feature / variable selection, time-series data analysis, structural equation models, missing data handling, and survival analysis. He is also interested in and have gained sound knowledge in "machine learning" techniques such as artificial neural networks, and medical image analysis such as mammographic feature extraction.

Chao actively collaborates with other researchers to develop new research grant. He is interested in and open to any potential opportunities for research collaboration and PhD level student supervision

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD, Applied Statistics (Econometrics), Loughborough University
  • MSc, Transport, Imperial College London
  • BEng, Transportation Management, Dalian Maritime University

Professional experience

  • 2014 - 2017
    Statistician, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2012 - 2014
    Research Statistician, University of Oxford
  • 2010 - 2012
    Research Associate, Loughborough University
  • 2007 - 2009
    University Teacher, Loughborough University
  • 2007 - 2007
    Research Support Administrator, Loughborough University

Research interests

Applied statistics in medicine and health; Bayesian method; spatial analysis; discrete choice models; multilevel and panel data analysis; feature (variable) selection; machine learning; big data; medical image analysis; time-series forecasting.