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Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin)
Research summary
Environmental health: Integrating human and environmental wellbeing in urban planning

PUBH 733 Environment and Health


Alex Macmillan is a Professor in Environmental Health. She trained in Medicine and is a Public Health Physician. Her research focuses on the links between urban environments, sustainability and health. Her main interests are in translating evidence about sustainability and health into policy by bringing together policy, community and academic knowledge and modelling future policy options. Particular areas of interest are transport, urban planning and housing policies. Alex is also involved in community based epidemiological research to understand the impacts of changing urban environments. She is an honorary senior research associate at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London.

Current research projects include:


Hosking, J., Woodward, A., Macmillan, A., Jones, R., Ameratunga, S., & Smith, M. (2023). Can transport interventions contribute to health equity? A systematic review of whether the effects of transport interventions on major transport-related influences on health differ by ethnicity and socio-economic position. In Advances in transport policy and planning. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/bs.atpp.2023.11.001 Chapter in Book - Research

Prickett, M., Macmillan, A., Wilson, N., Shaw, C., Cleghorn, C., Baker, M., & Hales, S. (2023). The policy bonfire of environment protection: 10 examples that threaten public health. The Briefing, (15 December). Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Mitchell, S., Macmillan, A., Morgaine, K. C., & Priest, P. (2023). Transdisciplinary stakeholder understandings of antimicrobial resistance: An integrative approach in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 47(6), 100093. doi: 10.1016/j.anzjph.2023.100093 Journal - Research Article

Shaw, C., & Macmillan, A. (2023). Overcoming resistance and rebalancing power: Shifting gears for cross sectoral collaboration on transport and climate change. BMJ, 383, p2215. doi: 10.1136/bmj.p2215 Journal - Research Other

Shaw, C., Fitt, H., Chapman, R., Wild, K., Woodward, A., Curl, A., & MacMillan, A. (2023). Where do the parties stand? A low carbon, healthy transport system. The Briefing, (29 August). Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

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