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Choon Key Chekar

Senior Research Associate, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University

Choon Key Chekar is a Senior Research Associate at Division of Health Research, within Lancaster University's Faculty of Health and Medicine, currently working on ways to strengthen the equity focus in public and population health research. She is also a co-investigator of Optimising Coronavirus Testing Systems ( project funded by UKRI Ideas to Address COVID-19 grant (April 2020-ongoing). With a background in media and cultural studies, the focus of her research has been qualitative/ethnographic research on the media representation and lived experience of innovations in biomedicine, such as regenerative medicine and cancer genomics.


  • –present
    Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University


  • 2008 
    Cardiff University, PhD