Dr Rebecca Steinbach

Assistant Professor

Room 213

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 (0)207 927 2445

I joined SEHR in 2007, after completing an MSc in Public Health at the School. Before attending LSHTM, I worked as a researcher for two public policy research think-tanks in the U.S. I also completed an MSc in Social Research Methods (Statistics), in 2004 at the London School of Economics. I recently completed my PhD in Social Epidemiology.


Department of Social and Environmental Health Research


I am a seminar leader on the MSc module Principles of Social Research and contribute to teaching of GIS short courses.


My main research interest is in transport and health. Recent projects have examined the impact of 20 mph zones on road injury in London; how people choose to travel in London with a particular emphasis on cycling; and the impact of free bus travel for young people on public health in London. My current project evaluates the effects of reduced night-time streetlight on road traffic crashes and crime nationally.

Selected Publications

The effect of reduced street lighting on road casualties and crime in England and Wales: controlled interrupted time series analysis.
Steinbach, R.; Perkins, C.; Tompson, L.; Johnson, S.; Armstrong, B.; Green, J.; Grundy, C.; Wilkinson, P.; Edwards, P.;
J Epidemiol Community Health
Health impacts of free bus travel for young people: evaluation of a natural experiment in London.
Edwards, P.; Steinbach, R.; Green, J.; Petticrew, M.; Goodman, A.; Jones, A.; Roberts, H.; Kelly, C.; Nellthorp, J.; Wilkinson, P.;
J Epidemiol Community Health
The impact of 20 mph traffic speed zones on inequalities in road casualties in London
Steinbach, R.; Grundy, C.; Edwards, P.; Wilkinson, P.; Green, J.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
'Race' or place? Explaining ethnic variations in childhood pedestrian injury rates in London.
Steinbach, R.; Green, J.; Edwards, P.; Grundy, C.;
Health Place
Effect of 20 mph traffic speed zones on road injuries in London, 1986-2006: controlled interrupted time series analysis.
Grundy, C.; Steinbach, R.; Edwards, P.; Green, J.; Armstrong, B.; Wilkinson, P.;
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