Imperial College London

Dr Anthony Laverty

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Non-Clinical SPHR Lecturer



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Anthony Laverty is a Lecturer in the Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit in the Department of Primary Care & Public Health. He joined Imperial in 2009 as a research assistant and completed his PhD here in 2014.

HIs post is funded by the NIHR School of Public Health Research, a collaboration of eight leading academic centres in England with a focus on the generation of useful evidence for local decision makers. His research has a strong focus on the transport systems and health. He leads an assessment of the potential transport, health and inequality impacts of the introduction of road user charging in England. He is also active in evaluations of the impacts of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods on population health in the UK, including assesment of impacts on road traffic injuries, crime and emergency service response times. Previous work on transport and health involved an examination of the health benefits of the free bus pass for older people in England (together with Christopher Millett), an Understanding Society Biomarker Data Project Fellowship, and assessment of the health impacts of public transport (with Richard Patterson).

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and leads the Public Health Improvement module on the Masters in Public Health as well as the fully-online Global Masters of Public Health here at Imperial. With Christopher Millett I made a free online short course which you can enrol on here Tobacco Control: Agile Policy, Research and Practice

Other research interests include the potential impacts of Brexit on nutrition and health in England (with Evi Seferidi), optimal policies to reduce salt intakes, and evaluations of the impacts of tobacco control interventions on exposure to second hand smoke and child health.




Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Laverty A, Millett C, Filippidis FT, 2020, Associations between cigarette prices and consumption in Europe 2004 - 2014, Tobacco Control, Vol:30, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:111-113

Laverty AA, Been JV, 2020, Two simple ways for governments to clear the air for children, The Lancet Public Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2468-2667, Pages:E465-E466

Laverty AA, Millett C, Majeed A, et al., 2020, COVID-19 presents opportunities and threats to transport and health, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Vol:113, ISSN:0141-0768, Pages:251-254

Patterson R, Panter J, Vamos EP, et al., 2020, Associations between commute mode and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality, and cancer incidence, using linked Census data over 25 years in England and Wales: a cohort study, Lancet Planetary Health, Vol:4, ISSN:2542-5196, Pages:E186-E194

Greaves G, Laverty AA, Pape U, et al., 2015, Performance of new alternative providers of primary care services in England: an observational study, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, ISSN:1758-1095

Laverty AA, Watt HC, Arnott D, et al., 2014, Standardised packaging and tobacco-industry-funded research, The Lancet

Laverty AA, Millett C, 2014, Smoking ban in cars will benefit disadvantaged children most, British Medical Journal

Laverty AA, Mindell JS, Webb E, et al., 2013, Active Travel to Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the United Kingdom, American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Laverty AA, Capewell S, Millett C, 2013, Regulation and the food industry, Lancet

Laverty AA, Capewell S, Millett C, 2013, Regulation and the food industry, The Lancet, Vol:381, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1901-1901

Laverty AA, Dixon A, Millett C, 2013, Do patients' information requirements for choice in health care vary with their socio-demographic characteristics?, Health Expectations, Vol:18, ISSN:1369-7625, Pages:1127-1138

Coronini-Cronberg S, Millett C, Laverty A, et al., 2012, The impact of free older persons' bus pass on active travel and regular walking in England, European Journal of Public Health, Vol:22, ISSN:1101-1262, Pages:106-106

Coronini-Cronberg S, Millett C, Laverty AA, et al., 2012, The impact of free older persons’ bus pass on active travel and regular walking in England, American Journal of Public Health

Laverty AA, Smith PC, Pape UJ, et al., 2012, High-Profile Investigations Into Hospital Safety Problems In England Did Not Prompt Patients To Switch Providers, Health Affairs, Vol:3, Pages:593-601

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