Dr James Milner


Assistant Professor

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7927 2510

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.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Social and Environmental Health Research


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.


I currently work on two Our Planet Our Health grants awarded by the Wellcome Trust:

  • SHUE aims to build a detailed database on global cities and their populations with the aim of identifying the inter-relationship between city characteristics, their use of energy and other resources, and health-related behaviours and exposures.
  • SADHI aims to define healthy and sustainable diets in India and to model the health impacts resulting from adoption of those diets.

I am also part of the ongoing Lancet Countdown process.

My previous research projects include:

Research Area
Climate change
Health impact analysis
Public health
Environmental Health
Mathematical modelling

Selected Publications

Health effects of home energy efficiency interventions in England: a modelling study.
Hamilton, I. ; Milner, J. ; Chalabi, Z. ; Das, P. ; Jones, B. ; Shrubsole, C. ; Davies, M. ; Wilkinson, P. ;
BMJ Open
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
The potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK through healthy and realistic dietary change
Green, R.; Milner, J.; Dangour, A.D.; Haines, A.; Chalabi, Z.; Markandya, A.; Spadaro, J.; Wilkinson, P.
Climatic Change
Home energy efficiency and radon related risk of lung cancer: modelling study.
Milner, J. ; Shrubsole, C. ; Das, P. ; Jones, B. ; Ridley, I. ; Chalabi, Z. ; Hamilton, I. ; Armstrong, B. ; Davies, M. ; Wilkinson, P. ;
Urban energy, carbon management (low carbon cities) and co-benefits for human health
Milner, J; Davies, M; Wilkinson, P
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Operational air pollution modelling in the UK - Street canyon applications and challenges
Vardoulakis, S.; Valiantis, M.; Milner, J.; Apsimon, H.
Atmospheric Environment
See all Dr James Milner's Publications