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Jing Sun

Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biostatistics, Prof

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Prof Jing Sun is a distinguished professor and chair of biostatistics at Charles Sturt University, Australia. She is an internationally recognized expert and leader. She leads a large scale Chronic Diseases/Mental Illness randomised controlled trials and cohort studies focusing on the prognosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental disorders in the era of effective lifestyle based rehabilitation and cognitive behavioural therapy. Her other research interests include global maternal and preterm infants health, and prevention of birth defect, and global burden of disease program. 


In the past four years, Prof Sun and team has attracted over 8.5  millions Australia Dollars research funding in the health and medical research area, in particular focusing on the health inequality research in global, regional and local level while simultaneously applying big data analytical approach, ranging from multi-level analysis, meta-analysis, Bayesian approach, time series, S16 Sequencing, neuroimaging, to machine learning and deep learning methods for global, national and large clinical and survey data. Her research in health inequality research focuses on sustainable developmental goal and advocate for the positive health outcome of left-behind children, children and mothers in low and middle income countries, people with chronic diseases in order to reduce the health inequality due to quality of health care services. She has published over 295 esteemed journal publications.  She has supervised 11 PhD students as principal supervisor and 10 PhD students as co-principal supervisor to completion, 4 international visiting fellows, and 40 research master degree students to completion since 2010.

Her major achievements are recognized as:

  1. Elected Distinguished Fellow of International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), (2023-)
  2. Accredited Statistician of Australia Society of Statistics (2021-)
  3. Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  4. Elected President of Australia Society of International Engineering and Technology Institute
  5. Elected President of Queensland Chinese Association of Scientists and Engineers (2019-2021)
  6. Elected Vice-President of Federation of Chinese Scholars Australia (2019-present)
  7. Collaborator with Bill Gates Foundation Funded Global Burden of Disease Research Program
  8. Five conference chairs since 2016, and more than 40 plenary, keynote and invited presentations in conferences.
  9. Supervised 11 PhD students to completion as a principal supervisor, and 10 PhD students to completion as co- supervisor
  10. Being an editor-in-chief for one reputable international journal and associate editor for 10 esteems international journals.


Since 2004, Prof. Sun has made continuous and significant contributions to the following areas:


Lifestyle and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Approach to Improve Health in Patients with Chronic Disease and Mental Disorders

  • Group and individual based therapy to patients with schizophrenia, patients with obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Group based intervention to patients with diabetes and comorbidities
  • Patients with sleep disorders
  • Employees with sick leave and intervention to support employees with sick leave to return to work


Big Data and Biostatistics in Global Burden of Disease and Child Health Research

  • Prediction of diabetes, mental disorders, injury, child mortality, multiple sclerosis using novel big data analytics, machine learning and deep learning approach in 204 countries at global level
  • Development of bioinformatics methods in analysing characteristics of microbiota in biological sample in preterm born infants and children
  • Left-behind children and support system development in rural China


Digital Health and Application of Wearable Technology in Chronic disease Prevention and Mental Health Promotion


  • Development of monitoring system using Internet of Things technology to monitor health condition in patients with chronic diseases including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes
  • Wearable technology devices design including blood pressure, pulse oximeter, body weight, fat, BMI measurement through devices and real time data collection.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Accreditation Committee Member, Statistical Society of Australia Inc

01 May 2024 → …

Adjunct Professor, Griffith University

19 Feb 2024 → …

Distinguished Fellow, International Engineering and Technology Institute

01 Oct 2023 → …

President of Australia Society, International Engineering and Technology Institute

01 Oct 2022 → …

Accredited Biostatistician , Statistical Society of Australia Inc

01 Nov 2021 → …


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  • A comparison between children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and healthy controls in biomedical factors, trace elements, and microbiota biomarkers: a meta-analysis

    Lin, P., Zhang, Q., Sun, J., Li, Q., Li, D., Zhu, M., Fu, X., Zhao, L., Wang, M., Lou, X., Chen, Q., Liang, K., Zhu, Y., Qu, C., Li, Z., Ma, P., Wang, R., Liu, H., Dong, K. & Guo, X. & 3 others, Cheng, X., Sun, Y. & Sun, J., Jan 2024, In: Frontiers in Psychiatry. 14, p. 1318637 1318637.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Burden of disease scenarios for 204 countries and territories, 2022–2050: a forecasting analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021

    GBD 2021 Forecasting Collaborators, Vollset, S. E., Ababneh, H. S., Abate, Y. H., Abbafati, C., Abbasgholizadeh, R., Abbasian, M., Abbastabar, H., Abd Al Magied, A. H. A., Abd ElHafeez, S., Abdelkader, A., Abdelmasseh, M., Abd-Elsalam, S., Abdi, P., Abdollahi, M., Abdoun, M., Abdullahi, A., Abebe, M., Abiodun, O. & Aboagye, R. G. & 232 others, Abolhassani, H., Abouzid, M., Aboye, G. B., Abreu, L. G., Absalan, A., Abualruz, H., Abubakar, B., Abukhadijah, H. J. J., Addolorato, G., Adekanmbi, V., Adetunji, C. O., Adetunji, J. B., Adeyeoluwa, T. E., Adha, R., Adhikary, R. K., Adnani, Q. E. S., Adzigbli, L. A., Afrashteh, F., Afzal, M. S., Afzal, S., Agbozo, F., Agodi, A., Agrawal, A., Agyemang-Duah, W., Ahinkorah, B. O., Ahlstrom, A. J., Ahmad, A., Ahmad, F., Ahmad, M. M., Ahmad, S., Ahmad, S., Ahmed, A., Ahmed, A., Ahmed, H., Ahmed, S., Ahmed, S. A., Akinosoglou, K., Akkaif, M. A., Akrami, A. E., Akter, E., Al Awaidy, S., Al Hasan, S. M., Al Mosa, A. S., Al Ta'ani, O., Al Zaabi, O. A. M., Alahdab, F., Alajlani, M. M., Al-Ajlouni, Y., Alalalmeh, S. O., Al-Aly, Z., Alam, K., Alam, N., Alam, T., Alam, Z., Al-amer, R. M., Alanezi, F. M., Alanzi, T. M., Albakri, A., Aldhaleei, W. A., Aldridge, R. W., Alemohammad, S. Y., Alemu, Y. M., Al-Gheethi, A. A. S., Al-Hanawi, M. K., Ali, A., Ali, A., Ali, I., Ali, M. U., Ali, R., Ali, S. S. S., Ali, V. E., Ali, W., Al-Ibraheem, A., Alicandro, G., Alif, S. M., Aljunid, S. M., Alla, F., Almazan, J. U., Al-Mekhlafi, H. M., Alqutaibi, A. Y., Alrawashdeh, A., Alrousan, S. M., Al-Sabah, S. K., Alsabri, M. A., Altaany, Z., Al-Tammemi, A. B., Al-Tawfiq, J. A., Altirkawi, K. A., Aluh, D. O., Alvis-Guzman, N., Al-Wardat, M. S., Al-Worafi, Y. M., Aly, H., Alyahya, M. S., Alzoubi, K. H., Al-Zyoud, W., Amani, R., Ameyaw, E. K., Amin, T. T., Amindarolzarbi, A., Amiri, S., Amirzade-Iranaq, M. H., Amu, H., Amugsi, D. A., Ancuceanu, R., Anderlini, D., Anderson, D. B., Andrade, P. P., Andrei, C. L., Andrei, T., Andrews, E. A., Anil, A., Anil, S., Anoushiravani, A., Antony, C. M., Antriyandarti, E., Anuoluwa, B. S., Anvari, S., Anyasodor, A. E., Appiah, F., Aquilano, M., Arab, J. P., Arabloo, J., Arafa, E. A., Arafat, M., Aravkin, A. Y., Ardekani, A., Areda, D., Aregawi, B. B., Aremu, A., Ariffin, H., Arkew, M., Armani, K., Artamonov, A. A., Arumugam, A., Asghari-Jafarabadi, M., Ashbaugh, C., Astell-Burt, T., Athari, S. S., Atorkey, P., Atout, M. M. D. W., Aujayeb, A., Ausloos, M., Awad, H., Awotidebe, A. W., Ayatollahi, H., Ayuso-Mateos, J. L., Azadnajafabad, S., Azeez, F. K., Azevedo, R. M. S., Badar, M., Baghdadi, S., Bagheri, M., Bagheri, N., Bai, R., Baker, J. L., Bako, A. T., Balakrishnan, S., Balcha, W. F., Baltatu, O. C., Barchitta, M., Bardideh, E., Barker-Collo, S. L., Bärnighausen, T. W., Barqawi, H. J., Barteit, S., Basiru, A., Basso, J. D., Bastan, M. M., Basu, S., Bauckneht, M., Baune, B. T., Bayati, M., Bayileyegn, N. S., Behnoush, A. H., Behzadi, P., Beiranvand, M., Bello, O. O., Belo, L., Beloukas, A., Bemanalizadeh, M., Bensenor, I. M., Benzian, H., Beran, A., Berezvai, Z., Bernstein, R. S., Bettencourt, P. J. G., Beyene, K. A., Beyene, M. G., Bhagat, D. S., Bhagavathula, A. S., Bhala, N., Bhandari, D., Bharadwaj, R., Bhardwaj, N., Bhardwaj, P., Bhargava, A., Bhaskar, S., Bhat, V., Bhattacharjee, N. V., Bhatti, G. K., Bhatti, J. S., Bhatti, M. S., Bhuiyan, M. A., Bisignano, C., Biswas, B., Bjørge, T., Bodolica, V., Bodunrin, A. O., Bonakdar Hashemi, M., Bora Basara, B., Borhany, H., Bosoka, S. A., Botero Carvajal, A., Bouaoud, S., Boufous, S., Boxe, C., Boyko, E. J., Brady, O. J., Braithwaite, D., Brauer, M., Brazo-Sayavera, J., Brenner, H., Brown, C. S., Browne, A. J., Brugha, T., Bryazka, D., Bulamu, N. B., Buonsenso, D., Burkart, K., Moni, M. A. & Sun, J., 18 May 2024, In: The Lancet. 403, 10440, p. 2204-2256 53 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    6 Citations (Scopus)
  • EBIMCS '23: Proceedings of the 2023 6th International Conference on E-Business, Information Management and Computer Science

    Yi Man Li, R. (Editor), Sun, J. (Editor), Niu, B. (Editor) & Zhang, Y. (Editor), 28 Mar 2024, United States: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited bookpeer-review

  • Effect of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Improving Sleep and Health Status in Patients with Cardiometabolic Syndrome: a Meta-Analysis

    Xu, D., Cardell, E., Xu, M., Ji, Y., Lou, Z., Sun, J. & Li, L., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. p. 122-159 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

    Open Access
    30 Downloads (Pure)
  • Accredited Statistician

    Sun, J. (Recipient), 01 Nov 2021

    Prize: AwardExternal award

  • Distinguished Fellow

    Sun, J. (Recipient), 01 Nov 2023

    Prize: AwardExternal award

  • Fellow

    Sun, J. (Recipient), 28 Feb 2024

    Prize: AwardExternal award