Dr Paul Pilkington

About me

Paul Pilkington is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the Department of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. He leads the Environment and Sustainability for Health Improvement research theme, based in the Public Health and Wellbeing Research Group. The theme advances research across the university on issues relating to healthy and sustainable environments, bringing together researchers from public health with those across the university and beyond. 

Taking a socio-ecological approach to public health, Paul’s research interests centre on how the promotion of healthy and sustainable environments can impact on population level health and wellbeing. Paul has a particular interest in the relationship between the built environment and health, particularly issues relating to road safety (measures to reduce danger in the road environment) and spatial planning (the better consideration of health in the planning process). 

Paul is an experienced teacher, and contributes to teaching on the highly successful MSc Public Health, and the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme, as well as other courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the university. 

Paul is a Specialty Tutor on the Public Health Specialty Training Programme in the South West, leading the development and management of specialty training provision at UWE. He is also an Academic Supervisor, member of the Regional Training Committee, and an Assessor on the National Public Health Specialty Training Assessment Centre. Paul is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and has completed NHS higher specialist training in public health, being registered on the UK Register for Public Health Specialists.

Paul is a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals, including Public Health, Journal of Public Health, Journal of Transport and Health, and Injury Prevention. Paul is also a member of the SHINE Health Integration Team in Bristol.

Paul is Co-Primary Investigator in a major new project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, entitled Moving health and sustainability upstream into strategic urban development decision making. 

Area of expertise

Promoting healthy and sustainable environments for health improvement (including issues relating to road safety, wider injury prevention, tobacco control, and spatial planning).

My Publications