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Dr James Milner

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2510

My research involves applied mathematical modelling of environmental interventions and their impacts on human health, with a particular focus on climate change mitigation actions in urban areas.

Before joining LSHTM, I worked at the Bartlett, University College London. I also have a PhD in air pollution exposure modelling from Imperial College London.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Public Health, Environments and Society

Centres

Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

I am the module organiser of Environmental Health Policy (PHM206) on the MSc Public Health by Distance Learning. I am also a Deputy Chair of the Exam Board.

I lecture and act as a personal tutor on the MSc Public Health.

I currently supervise doctoral students working on the following topics:

  • Urban greenspace and respiratory health
  • Air pollution and respiratory health in an occupational setting in Ghana
  • Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) to support 'nutrition-sensitive' agriculture

Research

I currently work on the following projects and initiatives:

  • Advancing School Performance: Indoor environmental quality, Resilience and Educational outcomes (ASPIRE), funded by EPSRC
  • Assessing Mitigation Pathways to Realise Public Health Benefits of Air Pollutant Emission Reductions from Agriculture (AMPHoRA), funded by NIHR
  • Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health (CUSSH), funded by the Wellcome Trust's Our Planet Our Health scheme
  • Health impact evaluation of the Irish Government's Warmth and Wellbeing pilot home energy efficiency scheme
  • The Lancet Countdown, which is tracking global progress on climate change and health

I have previously worked on the following projects:

Research Area
Climate change
Environment
Health impact analysis
Public health
Environmental Health
Food
Housing
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling

Selected Publications

Household air pollution in Nairobi's slums: A long-term policy evaluation using participatory system dynamics.
Dianati K; Zimmermann N; Milner J; Muindi K; Ezeh A; Chege M; Mberu B; Kyobutungi C; Fletcher H; Wilkinson P
2019
Science of The Total Environment
An Exposure-Mortality Relationship for Residential Indoor PM2.5 Exposure from Outdoor Sources
Milner J; Armstrong B; Davies M; Ridley I; Chalabi Z; Shrubsole C; Vardoulakis S; Wilkinson P
2017
Climate
Projected health effects of realistic dietary changes to address freshwater constraints in India: a modelling study.
Milner J; Joy EJM; Green R; Harris F; Aleksandrowicz L; Agrawal S; Smith P; Haines A; Dangour AD
2017
The lancet Planetary health
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
2015
Climatic change
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
2015
BMJ open
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
2015
BMJ open
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
2014
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Urban energy, carbon management (low carbon cities) and co-benefits for human health
Milner J; Davies M; Wilkinson P
2012
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
2007
Atmospheric environment (Oxford, England
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