Lap Ah Tse | Environmental and occupational health | Best Researcher Award

The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Shelly Lap-ah Tse began her academic journey earning a Bachelor of Medicine from FuDan University, Shanghai, in 1991. Her quest for knowledge continued with a Ph.D. in Public Health at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2003, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Hygiene in 2007, also from CUHK.

Professional Endeavors:

Her professional career spans various roles at CUHK, progressing from Public Health Doctor at FuDan University in Shanghai to Associate Director at the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (CUHK). Her academic positions at CUHK evolved from Assistant Professor to her current role as Professor at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her research primarily centers on cancer etiology, occupational and environmental health risks, and preventive measures. Her work delves into diverse topics such as industrial dust, shift work's impact on circadian rhythms and sleep, workplace safety amidst COVID-19, and e-waste recycling. Notably, her research on smoking cessation and its effect on reducing lung cancer mortality among Chinese silicotic workers showcased the tangible benefits of intervention strategies.

Accolades and Recognition

Her contributions haven't gone unnoticed. Her received several awards, including the Second Class Award of State Scientific and Technological Progress in 2014 for her work on Industrial Dusts' Pathogenesis and Prevention Strategies. Her recognition extends to honors like the National Excellence in Science and Technology from the Shenzhen Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Council and the Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence.

Impact and Influence

Her impact resonates in her prolific publication record, with an H-index of 37 on Web of Science and an H-index of 46 on Google Scholar. Her extensive collaborations, leadership roles in professional societies, and advisory positions within government bodies reflect her influence in shaping occupational and environmental health policies.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Her legacy lies in her multifaceted contributions to understanding occupational and environmental health risks, advocating for policy changes, and promoting healthier work environments. Her future contributions are poised to further advance preventive measures against occupational hazards, environmental pollutants, and their impact on public health.


Citations              9149

h-index                  50

i10-index             151

Notable Publications:

1 Fine particulate air pollution and daily mortality. A nationwide analysis in 272 Chinese cities R Chen, P Yin, X Meng, C Liu, L Wang, X Xu, JA Ross, LA Tse, Z Zhao,(616)-2017

2 Incidence and mortality of lung cancer: global trends and association with socioeconomic status MCS Wong, XQ Lao, KF Ho, WB Goggins, SLA Tse (387)-2017

3 Meta‐analysis on shift work and risks of specific obesity types M Sun, W Feng, F Wang, P Li, Z Li, M Li, G Tse, J Vlaanderen, ...(343)-2018

4 Meta‐analysis on night shift work and risk of metabolic syndrome F Wang, L Zhang, Y Zhang, B Zhang, Y He, S Xie, M Li, X Miao, ...(326)-2014

5 Urinary sodium excretion, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality: a community-level prospective epidemiological cohort study A Mente, M O'Donnell, S Rangarajan, M McQueen, G Dagenais, ...(314)-2018

6 A meta-analysis on dose–response relationship between night shift work and the risk of breast cancer F Wang, KL Yeung, WC Chan, CCH Kwok, SL Leung, C Wu, EYY Chan, ...(247)- 2013

7 Association of estimated sleep duration and naps with mortality and cardiovascular events: a study of 116 632 people from 21 countries C Wang, SI Bangdiwala, S Rangarajan, SA Lear, KF AlHabib, V Mohan, ...(245)- 2019

8 Sleep quality, sleep duration, and the risk of coronary heart disease: a prospective cohort study with 60,586 adults XQ Lao, X Liu, HB Deng, TC Chan, KF Ho, F Wang, R Vermeulen, T Tam, ...(236)-2018

9 Effects of coarse particulate matter on emergency hospital admissions for respiratory diseases: a time-series analysis in Hong Kong H Qiu, IT Yu, L Tian, X Wang, LA Tse, W Tam, TW Wong (231)-2012

10 Urban blue space and health and wellbeing in Hong Kong: Results from a survey of older adults JK Garrett, MP White, J Huang, S Ng, Z Hui, C Leung, LA Tse, F Fung, ...(108)-2019


Lap Ah Tse | Environmental and occupational health | Best Researcher Award

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