James Milner BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor


My research involves mathematical modelling of the health impacts of environmental interventions and policies with a particular focus on climate change mitigation strategies.

Before joining SEHR, I worked as a Research Fellow at The Bartlett School, University College London. I also have a PhD in air pollution exposure modelling from Imperial College London.




I am the module organiser of Environmental Health Policy (PHM206) on the MSc Public Health by Distance Learning. I also lecture and act as a personal tutor on the MSc Public Health.


My research is currently funded through two Our Planet Our Health grants awarded by the Wellcome Trust:

Previously I worked on the PURGE project which modelled the health impacts of changes in environmental exposures due to greenhouse gas emission reduction policies in various sectors of society (housing, food and agriculture, transport, power generation).

I was also involved in the development of the HIDEEM model of the health impacts of home energy efficiency measures for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and a systematic evidence review to support the development of guidance on excess winter deaths and illnesses by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

I have previously worked on projects including PUrE Intrawise, LUCID and DAPPLE.

Research areas

  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Environmental Health
  • Food
  • Health impact analysis
  • Housing
  • Modelling
  • Public health


  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical modelling


  • European Union
  • South Asia

Other interests

  • Air Pollution
  • Air Quality
  • Built and Physical Environment
  • Climate
  • Environmental Change
  • Exposure Modelling
  • Food Systems
  • Indoor Air Pollution
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