Imperial College London

Dr Chen Shen

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate in Epidemiology



+44 (0)20 7594 1694chen.shen Website




160Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a Research Associate within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London. I obtained my PhD (life course and lifestyle epidemiology) from The University of Hong Kong. My research interests focus on adolescent physical and mental health in relation to a wide range of lifestyle factors such as digital technology use, sleep, and physical activity. I am now working on Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP) (, which is investigating potential effects of mobile phones and other wireless devices on adolescents’ mental health and cognition.



Shen C, Smith RB, Heller J, et al., 2024, Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Relation to the Use of Digital Technologies: Longitudinal Cohort Study., J Med Internet Res, Vol:26

Patjamontri S, Spiers A, Smith R, et al., 2023, Salivary androgens in adolescence and their value as a marker of puberty: results from the SCAMP cohort, Endocrine Connections, Vol:12, ISSN:2049-3614

Thompson R, Smith RB, Bou Karim Y, et al., 2023, Air pollution and human cognition: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:859, ISSN:0048-9697

Eeftens M, Shen C, Sonksen J, et al., 2023, Modelling of daily radiofrequency electromagnetic field dose for a prospective adolescent cohort, Environment International, Vol:172, ISSN:0160-4120

Schmutz C, Burgler A, Ashta N, et al., 2022, Personal radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure of adolescents in the Greater London area in the SCAMP cohort and the association with restrictions on permitted use of mobile communication technologies at school and at home, Environmental Research, Vol:212, ISSN:0013-9351

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