Christopher Millett

Health Policy and Systems Management Visiting Professor



Christopher Millett is Visiting Professor at the National School of Public Health, NOVA University Lisbon and NIHR Professor of Public Health at Imperial College London. He worked in several research and public health roles before undertaking formal public health training in London. He completed his PhD at Imperial College in 2008 and was awarded a 5 year NIHR Research Professorship in 2014. He is a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.

Christopher teaches on the public health doctoral training programme and Masters of public health at NOVA University and the Global Master of Public Health (online) at Imperial College. He was formerly Deputy Director of the Masters of Public Health and Educational Supervisor for public health training at Imperial College.

He has supervised 15 PhD students to completion.


Kiara Chang | National evaluation of the NHS Health Check programme 2013-2017

Thomas Hone | Disaggregated Effects of the Brazilian Family Health Strategy 2014-2017

Gaurang Nazaar | Smoke-free legislation and active smoking, second hand smoke exposure and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries 2014-2017

Richard Patterson | The health impacts of public transport use 2016-2019

Paraskevi Seferidi | The potential impacts of Brexit on diet and cardiovascular disease in England 2016-2019

Mohammed Jawad | The impact of armed conflict on morbidity and mortality globally 2016-2019

Christopher has published studies on a variety of topics, including tobacco control, active travel, nutrition, health system performance and health inequalities. His main research interest is public health policy evaluation, with a particular interest in health inequality impacts. This includes a focus on evaluating strategies to prevent and manage non-communicable diseases in middle income country settings, particularly India and Brazil.

The main areas of his research currently include:

-      active travel and sustainable transport systems

-      tobacco control

-      food systems

-      improving health system performance

Selected Publications in the last five years

Jawad M, Hone T, Vamos EP, Cetorelli V, Millett C, 2021, Implications of armed conflict for maternal and child health: A regression analysis of data from 181 countries for 2000-2019, PLOS Medicine, Vol:18, ISSN:1549-1277

Chang K, Khandpur N, Neri D, Touvier M, Huybrechts I, Millett C, Vamos EP, 2021, Association between childhood consumption of ultraprocessed food and adiposity trajectories in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children birth cohort, Jama Pediatrics, Vol:175, ISSN:2168-6211

Radó MK, Mölenberg FJM, Westenberg LEH, et al., 2021, Effect of smoke-free policies in outdoor areas and private places on children's tobacco smoke exposure and respiratory health: a systematic review and meta-analysis, The Lancet Public Health, Vol:6, ISSN:2468-2667, Pages:e566-e578

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

Hone T, Mirelman AJ, Rasella D, et al., 2019, Effect of economic recession and impact of health and social protection expenditures on adult mortality: a longitudinal analysis of 5565 Brazilian municipalities, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:7, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:E1575-E1583

Basu S, Yudkin JS, Berkowitz SA, et al., 2018, Reducing chronic disease through changes in food aid: A microsimulation of nutrition and cardiometabolic disease among Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, Plos Medicine, Vol:15

Hone TV, Macinko J, Millett C, 2018, Revisiting Alma-Ata: what is the role of primary health care in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?, The Lancet, Vol:392, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1461-1472

Rasella D, Basu S, Hone TV, et al., 2018, Child morbidity and mortality associated with alternative policy responses to the economic crisis in Brazil: a nationwide microsimulation study, PLOS Medicine, Vol:15, ISSN:1549-1277

Hone TV, Rasella D, Barreto ML, et al., 2017, Association between expansion of primary healthcare and racial inequalities in mortality amenable to primary care in Brazil: A national longitudinal analysis, Plos Medicine, Vol:14, ISSN:1549-1676

Filippidis FT, Laverty AA, Hone T, et al., 2016, Association of cigarette price differentials and infant mortality in 23 European Union countries, Jama Pediatrics, ISSN:2168-6203



Christopher has served as a member on research funding committees of the National Institute for Health Research, Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. He is Scientific Advisory Member for Consensus for Action on Salt, Sugar and Health.