Dr Jing Kang


Dr Jing Kang PhD

Primary research theme: Statistics and Epidemiology

Jing Kang obtained BSc Honours in Mathematics from Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong in 2005 and a PhD in Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry from Warwick University in 2010.

She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Babraham Institute, Cambridge from 2010-2011 working on computational molecular biology and high through-put next generation sequence analysis. She is currently a Lecturer in Biostatistics at the University of Leeds School of Dentistry.

She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and is a referee for several peer reviewed journals. She is actively applying for research grants, seeking for more research collaborations and has published several papers in high-profile peer-reviewed international journals. She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students and is currently leading one postgraduate module and co-supervises postgraduate students.

Oral Biology Research Areas

Statistical modelling of oral health and dental data

Association between oral health and comorbidity of other diseases

Experimental design and clinical trial design

Epidemiology and public health


European Union (Co-I) 2015-19 ADVOCATE (Added Value for Oral Care) £1.7m

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Trust (Co-I) 2012-13 Regenerative endodontic technique for the management of immature permanent teeth with necrotic root canal systems

Current Postgraduate Research Degree Supervision

Claire Rooney (MSc, 2013-15. Co-supervisor).\n Has the introduction of orthodontic therapists affected treatment outcome?

Zynab Jawad (MSc, 2013-15. Co-supervisor). Can Dental Registrants use the Index of Orthodontic Need Accurately? Pardeep Saini (MSc, 2014-16. Co-supervisor).

Effectiveness of interdental toothbrushes in patients with fixed braces. \n Amal Albalooshy (Integrated PhD, 2014 - . Co-supervisor), A retrospective analysis of outcomes of premolar autotransplant teeth in LDI.

Ahmed Albariqi (Professor Doc, 2016 - Co-supervisor ), A study into the effectiveness of fluoridated milk in the prevention of dental erosion using an in vitro pH cycling.

Scot Smith (PhD. To start in Sep 2017. Co-supervisor).

Key Research Collaborations

Professor Jianfeng Feng's group of Computational Biology, Warwick University: Researching imaging genetics and causality network

 Professor Jennifer Kirkham, Leeds Dental Institute, University of Leeds: Researching stem cell phenotype during differentiation process

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate teaching on clinical statistics and postgraduate teaching on statistical methods

Prizes Awards

Warwick Institute of Advanced Early Study Career Fellowship 2009-10

 Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowship, University of Warwick 2005-08


  • Module lead


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BSc

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society of Statistics
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