Imperial College London

Dr Anthony Laverty

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Lecturer



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Anthony Laverty is a Senior 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 works closely with the NIHR School of Public Health Research, a collaboration of nine 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 Co-Director of the Imperial Masters in Public Health. He also teaches on the fully-online Global Masters of Public Health here. With Christopher Millett he 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 AA, Filippidis FT, Been JV, et al., 2021, Smoke-free vehicles – impact of legislation on child smoke exposure across three countries, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:58, ISSN:0903-1936, Pages:1-3

Laverty AA, Been JV, 2021, Protecting children from tobacco-related harm in private vehicles, The Lancet Public Health, Vol:6, ISSN:2468-2667, Pages:e539-e540

Laverty AA, Goodman A, Aldred R, 2021, Low traffic neighbourhoods and population, British Medical Journal, Vol:372, ISSN:0959-535X, Pages:1-2

Laverty AA, Aldred R, Goodman A, 2021, The impact of introducing low traffic neighbourhoods on road traffic injuries, Findings, Pages:1-8

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

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