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. Prior to joining Imperial he completed a BSc at the University of York and an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The main focus of his research is on active travel (that is, walking and cycling for transport) and particularly whether the use of public transport may be good for health. He recently completed a Department of Health funded examination of the health benefits of the free bus pass for older people in England (together with Christopher Millett) and supervises a PhD student on related work. He is also using the UK Household Longitudinal Study to study related issues as part of an Understanding Society Biomarker Data Project Fellowship.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and leads the Public Health Improvement module on the Masters in Public Health here at Imperial. He also maintains a range of other interests including the use of secondary data to support policy evaluation and tobacco control.





Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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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