Yue qualified in Preventive Medicine from Sun Yat-Sen University in China. She came to the University of Cambridge for postgraduate study in 2010, with the support of China Medical Board Next Generation Fellowship. After successfully completing an MPhil in Epidemiology, Yue joined the EPIC-Norfolk research team as a PhD student in 2011. Yue’s research is jointly supervised by Professor Carol Brayne and Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, with financial support from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust.
Yue’s main research interest is in sleep epidemiology. For her PhD, Yue is looking at sleep patterns in the general population, and its association with the risk of different health outcomes. The follow-up data gathered over the years in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort enables her to link sleep to a range of health outcomes, including mortality risk, cardio metabolic disease risk, cognitive function, etc.
- Leng Y, Wainwright NWJ, Cappuccio FP, Surtees PG, Hayat SA, Luben R, Brayne C, Khaw K-T: Daytime napping and the risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a 13-year follow up of a British population. Am J Epidemiol 2014, doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu036.
- Leng Y, Wainwright NWJ, Cappuccio FP, Surtees PG, Luben R, Wareham N, Brayne C, Khaw K-T: Self-reported sleep patterns in a British population cohort. Sleep Med 2014, 15:295–302.
- Leng Y, Wainwright NWJ, Hayat SA, Stephan BCM, Matthews FE, Luben R, Surtees PG, Khaw K-T, Brayne C. The association between social stress and global cognitive function in a population-based study: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk study. Psychol Med, 2013, 43 (3):655-666.