Dr Xue Qin Yu

Dr Xue Qin Yu

Senior Research Fellow 
E: xueqiny@nswcc.org.au


Dr Xue Qin Yu’s primary research focus is cancer epidemiology, statistical modelling and health services research. His work includes developing statistical methods to estimate regional variation in cancer survival using routinely collected cancer registry data, and using such estimates to identify cancer types with the greatest potential for improvement in survival through improvements in cancer care. Xue Qin’s current area of interest is cancer disparities and the social determinants of health and health outcomes research, with a focus on the development and application of statistical tools to evaluate the cancer health care system and explore the possible reasons for cancer disparities. 

Dr Yu has published extensively since 2013, mainly in the area of cancer epidemiology and health service research. These publications have been well-received and have made a significant impact on the cancer service planning, cancer survivorship and disparities in cancer outcomes among population groups in Australia and China. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Sydney
  • Master of Public Health, The University of Sydney

Academic affiliations

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney

Current student supervision

Elvin Cheng, The University of Sydney, Thesis Epidemiologic risk factors for lung cancer in never-smokers in Australia & China

Xue Qin is available to supervise PhD students enrolled at The University of Sydney.

Key publications

Full list of Dr Xue Qin Yu’s publications