Professor Rosemary Green

in Sustainability, Nutrition and Health

Room 134a

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

0207 927 2511

I trained as an epidemiologist, and wrote my PhD thesis on the long-term health consequences of the wartime famine in Guernsey. Before coming to the School, I worked as an analyst on a number of UK longitudinal studies, including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE). 

I joined the School in 2011 on a Leverhulme Fellowship to study nutrition and sustainability, and since then have been pursuing my interest in the relationships between diets, the environment and health. 


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health


I co-organise the Practical Epidemiology module on the MSc Epidemiolgy by Distance Learning, and am also a tutor for the MSc Nutrition for Global Health

I also supervise MSc projects on the themes of dietary patterns and sustainable diets. 


My research focuses on the links between diets, the environment and human health, and I also have an interest in developing new methods and models to study these relationships.

I sit within the Nutrition Group in the Department of Population Health. I am also a member of the management committees for the LSHTM Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health and the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH).

I currently work on the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) programme, funded by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health programme to explore relationships between food systems, the environment and health in India, South Africa and the UK. I also work on the GCRF South Asia Nitrogen Hub, researching links between nitrogen flows and human health through food, water and air pollution, the AMPHoRA project researching actions to reduce air pollution from agriculture in the UK through dietary change, and the FACE-Africa project exploring agricultural adaptations to climate change in The Gambia.

I am the co-PI (with Professor Andy Haines) of the Lancet Pathfinder Commission, which aims to find pathways to a healthy zero-carbon future and communicate them to national and regional decision-makers around the world. In 2020 I was a member of the scientific panel for the UK Citizens Assembly on Climate Change.

Research Area
Climate change
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Statistical methods
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Life-course epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic disease
Non-communicable diseases
South Africa
European Union
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Health impacts and environmental footprints of diets that meet the Eatwell Guide recommendations: analyses of multiple UK studies.
Scheelbeek P; Green R; Papier K; Knuppel A; Alae-Carew C; Balkwill A; Key TJ; Beral V; Dangour AD
BMJ open
Greenhouse gas emissions and water footprints of typical dietary patterns in India.
Green RF; Joy EJM; Harris F; Agrawal S; Aleksandrowicz L; Hillier J; Macdiarmid JI; Milner J; Vetter SH; Smith P
The Science of the total environment
The potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK through healthy and realistic dietary change
Green R; Milner J; Dangour AD; Haines A; Chalabi Z; Markandya A; Spadaro J; Wilkinson P
Climatic change
Health effects of adopting low greenhouse gas emission diets in the UK.
Milner J; Green R; Dangour AD; Haines A; Chalabi Z; Spadaro J; Markandya A; Wilkinson P
BMJ open
Health implications of adopting nutritious, low-carbon diets in the U.K.
Green R; Milner J; Dangour AD; Haines A; Chalabi Z; Markandya A; Spadaro J; Wilkinson P
Experimental Biology
Potential 'co-benefits' for health and greenhouse gas emissions of adopting acceptable healthy diets in the UK
Milner J; Green R; Dangour AD; Haines A; Chalabi Z; Markandya A; Spadaro J; Wilkinson P
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) Conference
The effect of rising food prices on food consumption: systematic review with meta-regression.
Green R; Cornelsen L; Dangour AD; Turner R; Shankar B; Mazzocchi M; Smith RD
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
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