Paul Wilkinson

Professor in Environmental Epidemiology

Paul Wilkinson's Background

My main research interests are the health impacts of climate change and environmental pollution, and the influence of the built environment on health.

Paul Wilkinson's Affiliation

Paul Wilkinson's Teaching

I am organizer of the Environmental Epidemiology teaching module, and Stream Adviser and tutor for the Environmental and Health stream of the MSc in Public Health.

Paul Wilkinson's Research

Current research funding:

Administrative Data Research Centre for England ESRC  Oct 2013 to Sep 2018.  Collaboration with University of Southampton (lead institution), UCL, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Institute of Education. 

Review of evidence on excess winter deaths.  National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). 24 May 2013 to  30 Sept 2014. Collaboration with Public HEalth England and UCL

What is the effect of reduced street lighting on crime and road traffic accidents at night? A mixed methods study. NIHR-PHR programme.  Project 11/3004/02. 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2014.  Collaboration led by Phil Edwards, LSHTM.

Cold-related morbidity and fuel poverty.  European Climate Foundation.  Oct 2012 – June 2013.

Evaluation of the implementation and health-related impacts of the National Cold Weather Plan for England, 2012-13.  NIHR (through PIRU).  Oct 2012 – Dec 2013. Led by Nick Mays, LSHTM.

Air pollution and weather-related health impacts: methodological study based on spatio-temporally disaggregated multi-pollutant models. Natural Environment Research Council. NE/I007938/1. Jan 2011-Dec 2014

Traffic Pollution and Health in London.Natural Environment Research Council. NE/I008039/1. Led by F Kelly, KCL. Jan 2011-

The near-term health impacts of sectoral policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in high- and low-income settings.Academy of Medical sciences, Department of Health (National Institute for Health Research), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), US National Institute for Environmental Health Research (NIEHS), Royal College of Physicians, The Wellcome Trust. Led by Andy Haines. Feb2009 to March 2010.

‘On the buses’: evaluating the impact of introducing free bus travel for young people on the public health.NIHR Public Health Research Programme. Led by Judy Green, HSRU. March 2010 to August 2012.

Research areas

  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Environmental Health
  • Public health


  • Epidemiology
  • GIS/Spatial analysis
  • Medicine

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic disease
  • Respiratory disease


  • European Union
  • World


  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • India
  • Italy
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Other interests

  • built environment
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