Wenpeng You

Wenpeng You

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Wenpeng has had extensive education background in biology and life science teaching, nursing, and medicine. His broad knowledge in nutrition, diet, aetiologies of non-communicable diseases, human biology and evolution of human lifestyle and birth behaviours has enabled him extensively to publish in multiple areas, such as medicine and nursing.

Wenpeng has a diverse and rich career spanning over 20 years across the education, healthcare and food industries. His academic learning and work experience have developed his well-honed professional and interpersonal skills which equipped him to teach in the fields of nursing, epidemiology, pharmacology, gross anatomy, physiology, and pathology.

Wenpeng’s strong knowledge of nutrition, diet, food safety (poisons) and food security developed through his background as a food quality assurance manager has made him qualified as a food quality assurance manager which has been recognised by the governments in Australia, China, the European Commission, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and the USA. He has worked in Asia, North America, Europe and Oceania.

Research interests:

  • The role nursing workforce in reducing infectious diseases, child mortality and increasing life expectancy
  • Comparing nursing philosophies between Chinese and Western healthcare 
  • Publich health- chronic disease epidemiology 
  • Gender disparity in health: What role do social and economic factors play?
  • Nutrition(diet) and non-communicable diseases (cancers, diabetes, dementia and obesity)
  • Evolution of human lifestyle and non-communicable diseases (cancers, obesity, diabetes and dementia)
  • Family medicine: Is subjective happiness (Xi (喜) in Chinese medicine) really essential to keep us healthy? 
  • Female birth behaviour and female cancers

Current research projects in the areas of:

  • Gender gap is still holding back the growth of nursing profession
  • The role of nursing profession in preventing public health issue (diabets, cancers and obesity)
  • Nursing workforce and child mortality
  • Nursing time management
  • Nursing workforce, as the aggregated proxy of healthcare service, increasing life expectancy
  • What can Western nursing learn from traditional Chinese medicine? 
  • The side effects of modern medicine in increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases  

Manuscripts accepted or under peer review for publishing (1st or sole author for all):

1. Nursing workforce protects against infant mortality globally and regionally: A cross-sectional data analysis of 215 populations

2. Nursing workforce significantly reduces the COVID- 19 deaths.

3. Nurses are secondary to physicians for contributing to overall population health.

4. Nursing workforce is in shortage, but still significantly contributing to life expectancy globally and regionally.

5. Physician healthcare access significantly associated with life expectancy both globally and with special regards to the developing countries. 

6. Worldwide, economic affluence was in significantly stronger correlation to obesity prevalence rate in males than in females.

7. Nursing workforce significantly reduces child mortality globally and regionally 

8. Nursing industry associated with worldwide society ageing. 

9. Through reducing natural selection, healthcare services keep people “fat but fit”: Accumulated obesity genetic background may have been increasing worldwide obesity prevalence in adolescents.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 You, W., Henneberg, R., Saniotis, A., Ge, Y., & Henneberg, M. (2022). Total Meat Intake is Associated with Life Expectancy: A Cross-Sectional Data Analysis of 175 Contemporary Populations. International Journal of General Medicine, 15, 1833-1851.
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    2022 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2022). Large household reduces dementia mortality: A cross-sectional data analysis of 183 populations. PLoS ONE, 17(3 March), 20 pages.
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    2022 You, W., Henneberg, R., Coventry, B. J., & Henneberg, M. (2022). Cutaneous malignant melanoma incidence is strongly associated with European depigmented skin type regardless of ambient ultraviolet radiation levels: evidence from Worldwide population-based data.. AIMS public health, 9(2), 378-402.
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    2022 You, W., Henneberg, R., & Henneberg, M. (2022). Healthcare services relaxing natural selection may contribute to increase of dementia incidence. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12(1), 10 pages.
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    2022 You, W., & Donnelly, F. (2022). Physician care access plays a significant role in extending global and regional life expectancy. European Journal of Internal Medicine.
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    2021 You, W., Galassi, F. M., Varotto, E., & Henneberg, M. (2021). Genghis Khan's death (AD 1227): An unsolvable riddle or simply a pandemic disease?. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 104, 347-348.
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    2020 You, W., Rühli, F., Eppenberger, P., Galassi, F. M., Diao, P., & Henneberg, M. (2020). Gluten consumption may contribute to worldwide obesity prevalence. Anthropological Review, 83(3), 327-348.
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    2019 You, W., Henneberg, R., Coventry, B. J., & Henneberg, M. (2019). Evolved Adaptation to Low Ultraviolet Radiation May Be the Main Cause of Malignant Melanoma. The Lancet, 1-19.
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    2018 You, W., Symonds, I., Rühli, F. J., & Henneberg, M. (2018). Decreasing Birth Rate Determining Worldwide Incidence and Regional Variation of Female Breast Cancer. Advances in Breast Cancer Research, 07(01), 1-14.
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    2018 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2018). Cancer incidence increasing globally: the role of relaxed natural selection. Evolutionary Applications, 11(2), 140-152.
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    2018 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2018). Relaxed natural selection contributes to global obesity increase more in males than in females due to more environmental modifications in female body mass. PLoS ONE, 13(7), e0199594.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9 Europe PMC4
    2018 You, W., Symonds, I., & Henneberg, M. (2018). Low fertility may be a significant determinant of ovarian cancer worldwide: An ecological analysis of cross- sectional data from 182 countries. Journal of Ovarian Research, 11(1), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC2
    2018 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2018). Prostate cancer incidence is correlated to total meat intake- A cross-national ecologic analysis of 172 countries. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 19(8), 2229-2239.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC4
    2018 You, W., Rühli, F., Henneberg, R., & Henneberg, M. (2018). Greater family size is associated with less cancer risk: an ecological analysis of 178 countries. BMC Cancer, 18(1), 924-1-924-14.
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    2016 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2016). Erratum: Meat consumption providing a surplus energy in modern diet contributes to obesity prevalence: An ecological analysis BMC Nutr. (2016) 2: 22 DOI: 10.1186/s40795-016-0063-9). BMC Nutrition, 2(1).
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    2016 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2016). Cereal crops are not created equal: wheat consumption associated with obesity prevalence globally and regionally. AIMS Public Health, 3(2), 313-328.
    DOI Europe PMC5
    2016 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2016). Meat in Modern Diet, Just as Bad as Sugar, Correlates with Worldwide Obesity: An Ecological Analysis. Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences, 6(4), 10 pages.
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    2016 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2016). Meat consumption providing a surplus energy in modern diet contributes to obesity prevalence: an ecological analysis. BMC Nutrition, 2(1), 11 pages.
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    2016 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2016). Type 1 diabetes prevalence increasing globally and regionally: the role of natural selection and life expectancy at birth. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 4(1), e000161-1-e000161-8.
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    2010 Zhang, J., Zhou, J., You, W., & Xiao, X. (2010). U.S. imports of organic products management system analysis. China Inspection and Quarantine, 3.
    2009 Wang, X., Xiao, X., Zhang, A., & You, W. (2009). Study on Consumers’ Attitude towards Organic Food in Nanjing China. Journal of Anhui Agri. Sci., 37(14), 6975-6976.
    2009 You, W., & Xiao, X. (2009). International Cooperation Strategies for Certification Bodies in China. China Certification and Accreditation, 1.
    2009 You, W., Gu, G., & Zhang, H. (2009). Study on the Current Status of Chinese Forest Product Certification and Its Sustainable Development. World Standardization & Quality Management, 1.
    2009 You, W., Gu, G., & Ji, Y. (2009). Global Forest Certification and the Development of Non-timber Forest Products in China. Chinese Wild Plant Resources, 6.
    2008 You, W., Wang, Y., Zhou, J., & Ji, Y. (2008). Organic Certification and Research on Organic Wild Products in China. Wild Plant Resources, 5.
    2005 Xie, B., & You, W. (2005). Organic Breeding Contributing to Achieving the Sustainable Development of Breeding Industry (1). NCBST, 9, 46-48.
    2004 You, W., Xiao, X., & Wang, Y. (2004). Theory and Practice with Ecological Agriculture and Organic Agriculture in China. China Environment Publishing House.
    2000 Yang, D., Shi, G., You, W., Hao, H., & Xu, Q. (2000). The Effect of Cr6+ Pollution on Ultromicroscopic Structure of Top Stem Cell of Brasenia Schreberi Winter-Bud. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Natural Science), 23(3).
    2000 Zhao, C., Shi, G., You, W., Li, D., & Yang, D. (2000). The Effects of Cd2+ on Limnophila Sessiliflora Physiology Indices. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Natural Science), 23(3).
    2000 Yang, D., Shi, G., Ding, X., Xie, K., & You, W. (2000). Cr6+ Pollution Affected Content of Mineral Elements in the Leaves off Trapa Bispinosa. Journal of Wuhan Botanical Research, 18(4), 309-313.
    2000 You, W. (2000). pollution affecting chlorophyll and activity of enzymes. Journal of nanjing normal university.
    2000 You, W., Shi, G., Ding, X., Yang, D., Xie, K., Chang, F., . . . Zhao, C. (2000). Toxication of Hg2+ Pollution on Garlic Cloves. Journal of Nanjing Normal University(Natural Science), 23(2).
    1999 Yang, D., Shi, G., You, W., Chang, F., & Xie, K. (1999). The Study of Cr6+ Pollution Affecting Chlorophyll and Activity of Enzymes in Hydrocharis dubia(B.l)Backer.. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Natural Science), 22(2).
    1999 You, W., Shi, G., Du, K., Ding, X., & Yang, D. (1999). Studies on the Effect of Hg2+ Pollution on Leaf's Ultrastructure of Nymphoides indica (L.) O.Kuntze. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Natural Science), 20(4).
    You, W., Henneberg, R., & Henneberg, M. (n.d.). Advanced Healthcare Services Leading to Relax Natural Selection May Have Been Contributing to Global and Regional Increase of Dementia Incidence.
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    You, W., & Henneberg, M. (n.d.). Large household reduces dementia mortality.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2009 You, W. (2009). Organic Agriculture and Organic Food. W. You (Ed.), Beijing: China Environment Science Press.
    2009 You, W. (2009). Organic Agriculture and Organic Food. W. You (Ed.), Beijing: China Environment Science Press.
    2005 You, W. (2005). Organic Food Standards and Certification, and Quality Control. Beijing: China Metrology Publishing House.
    2001 You, W. (2001). Technical norm on organic food (HJ/T80-2001). Beijing: Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 You, W., & Henneberg, M. (2016). Meat consumption and prostate cancer incidence - global and regional associations. In BJU INTERNATIONAL Vol. 118 (pp. 12-13). Melbourne, AUSTRALIA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Australian College of Nursing Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member EMT Ambulance South Australia Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Board Member Iore Journal of Food & Nutrition

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