Professor Wei Wang is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (China) at ECU and also a Professor of Public Health in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. He leads the Sub-optimal Health and Glycomics research group, within the School of Medical and Health Sciences, and is the Sub-optimal Health Stream Lead in the Centre for Precision Health, an ECU strategic Research Centre.
Professor Wei Wang is the academic editor of PloS ONE (PLOS), chief editor of the journal of Translational Metabolic Syndrome Research (Keai- Elsevier), associate editor of EPMA Journal (Springer-Nature), and regional editor of Journal of Global Health (Edinburgh University Press), OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology (Mary Ann Liebert) and Journal of Human Hypertension(Nature).
He has had an interest in forensic medicine for almost 30 years. In addition to his role as Professor in the School of Medical and Health Sciences, Professor Wang is also the Director of the Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory-Centre of Excellence on Clinical Epidemiology, Beijing Municipal Government, China. His contributions to medical science include service as an executive member of the International Society of Translational Medicine, Membership of the Standing Committee of the International Association of Physiological Anthropology and Membership of the Expert Panel advising the WHO on its ‘Grand Challenges in Genomics for Public Health in Developing Countries’.
- 2012-present: Professor, Postgraduate Medicine. Research Fellow, School of Medical and Health Sciences, ECU.
- 2004-2011: Dean/Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Capital University of Medical Sciences, China
- 2003-2011: Professor, Department of Biology, Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- 2003-2004: Director in Research and Development, Medical Centre, Peking University - Hong Kong University of Science Technology, China
- 1997-2000: Post-Doctoral Fellow (Lecturer Level A), Centre for Human Genetics, ECU
- 1990-1997: Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, China Medical University, China
- 1987-1990: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, China Medical University, China
- Member of the Standing Committee of the Human Glycome Project
- Austrlalian National Representative of European Association of Preventive, Predictive and Personalised Medicine (EPMA)
- Fellow of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom (FFPH)
- Executive Member of the International Society of Translational Medicine (ISTM)
- Member of the Standing Committee of the International Association of the Anthrophysiology (IAAP)
- World Health Organization Expert Panel: Grand Challenges in Genomics for Public Health in Developing Countries (WHO)
Awards and Recognition
National and International Research Positions
- 1987-1988: Postgraduate attachment to the Department of Forensic Medicine and Haematology, Royal London Hospital Medical School, University of London, awarded by the World Bank
- 1988-1989: Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Zurich University, Switzerland, awarded by Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of China
- 2000-2001: Visiting Professor, Institute of Ethnic and Religious Studies, Guandong Academic of Sciences, Guandong Province, PR China
- 2003-2006: Adjunct Professor, Centre for Human Genetics, ECU, Western Australia
- 2008: Adjunct Research Fellow, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
- 2009: Adjunct Professor, Croatian Centre for Global Health, University of Split Medical School, Split, Croatia
- 2010: Adjunct Professor, Global Health Program, North-Western University, USA
- 2010: Fellow, of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians, UK
- 2003: Merit Scientists-100 Program, Chinese Academy of Scientists
Research Areas and Interests
Professor Wang’s principal interests are in human genetics and public health, where he is a specialist in medical genetics, genetic epidemiology, population health, inbreeding studies and paternity testing.