Sir Andy Haines


of Public Health & Primary Care

Room T/205

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

020 7927 2938

020 7323 4562

I am Professor of Public Health and Primary Care with a joint appointment in the Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research and in the Dept of Population Health. I  was previously Director (originally Dean) of LSHTM for nearly 10 years up to October 2010, having previously been Professor of Primary Health Care at UCL between 1987-2000. I worked part-time as a general practitioner in North London for many years.

Between 1993-6 I was on secondment as Director of Research & Development at the NHS Executive, North Thames and I was consultant epidemiologist at  the MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit between 1980-7.  I have also worked internationally in Nepal, Jamaica, Canada and the USA.

I have been a member of a number of major international and national committees including the MRC Global Health Group ( chair) and the MRC Strategy Group. I was formerly chair of the Universities UK Health and Social Care Policy Committee and a member of the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research. I was a member of Working Group 2 of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the second and third assessment reports and review editor of the health chapter in the fifth assessment report. I chaired the Scientific Advisory Panel for the 2013 WHO World Health Report on Research for Universal Health Coverage. In 2014/2015 I chaired the Rockefeller Foundation/Lancet Commission on Planetary Health and I currently co-chair the development group for the Health Knowledge Action Network of Future Earth.   I sit on a number of other national and international committees.


Public Health, Environments and Society
Department of Population Health


I lecture on the Global Health lecture series and on the DTM&H as well as on a number of other courses.


My research interests are currently on the study of environmental influences on health, including the potential effects of climate change and the health co-benefits of the low carbon economy.

I chaired an international task force on climate change mitigation and public health which published a series of articles in the Lancet in 2009. My recent research included the study of the health co-benefits and economic impacts of low carbon policies in the transport, food and agriculture and housing sectors. I was a co-investigator on a MRC/NERC project to link environmental and health data in the UK.I am involved in Wellcome Trust funded research on severe heat stress exposure under climate change, sustainable diets /food systems and healthy sustainable cities.  


Research Area
Climate change
Complex interventions
Health policy
Primary care
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Environmental Health
Disease and Health Conditions
Non-communicable diseases

Selected Publications

Health effects of adopting low greenhouse gas emission diets in the UK.
Milner, J. ; Green, R. ; Dangour, A.D. ; Haines, A. ; Chalabi, Z. ; Spadaro, J. ; Markandya, A. ; Wilkinson, P. ;
BMJ Open
Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on planetary health.
Whitmee, S. ; Haines, A. ; Beyrer, C. ; Boltz, F. ; Capon, A.G. ; de Souza Dias, B.F. ; Ezeh, A. ; Frumkin, H. ; Gong, P. ; Head, P. ; Horton, R. ; Mace, G.M. ; Marten, R. ; Myers, S.S. ; Nishtar, S. ; Osofsky, S.A. ; Pattanayak, S.K. ; Pongsiri, M.J. ; Romanelli, C. ; Soucat, A. ; Vega, J. ; Yach, D. ;
The importance of health co-benefits in macroeconomic assessments of UK Greenhouse Gas emission reduction strategies
Jensen, H.; Keogh-Brown, M.; Smith, R.; Chalabi, Z.; Dangour, A.; Davies, M.; Edwards, P.; Garnett, T.; Givoni, M.; Griffiths, U.; Hamilton, I.; Jarrett, J.; Roberts, I.; Wilkinson, P.; Woodcock, J.; Haines, A.
Climatic Change
Effect of increasing active travel in urban England and Wales on costs to the National Health Service.
Jarrett, J. ; Woodcock, J. ; Griffiths, U.K. ; Chalabi, Z. ; Edwards, P. ; Roberts, I. ; Haines, A. ;
Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: household energy.
Wilkinson, P.; Smith, K.R.; Davies, M.; Adair, H.; Armstrong, B.G.; Barrett, M.; Bruce, N.; Haines, A.; Hamilton, I.; Oreszczyn, T.; Ridley, I.; Tonne, C.; Chalabi, Z.;
Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: urban land transport.
Woodcock, J.; Edwards, P.; Tonne, C.; Armstrong, B.G.; Ashiru, O.; Banister, D.; Beevers, S.; Chalabi, Z.; Chowdhury, Z.; Cohen, A.; Franco, O.H.; Haines, A.; Hickman, R.; Lindsay, G.; Mittal, I.; Mohan, D.; Tiwari, G.; Woodward, A.; Roberts, I.;
Health and Climate Change 6 Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: overview and implications for policy makers
Haines, A.; McMichael, A.J.; Smith, K.R.; Roberts, I.; Woodcock, J.; Markandya, A.; Armstrong, B.G.; Campbell-Lendrum, D.; Dangour, A.D.; Davies, M.; Bruce, N.; Tonne, C.; Barrett, M.; Wilkinson, P.
See all Sir Andy Haines's Publications