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James Woodcock

James Woodcock

Associated Researcher Urban Planning, Environment and Health https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/james-woodcock/

James is a European Research Council Consolidator Grant holder. James’ research focuses on modelling health and sustainability. He has particular interest in how we can improve health in the transition to zero carbon cities. His work investigates on health impacts of changes to transport systems, developing detailed and realistic exposure scenarios, and modelling and how changes could be brought about. 


Lines of research

  • Healthy cities
  • Simulation modelling
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Physical activity
  • Traffic injuries

Main publications

  • Hamilton I, Kennard H,  McGushin A, Höglund-Isaksson L, Kiesewetter G, Lott M, Milner J, Purohit P, Rafaj R, Sharma R, Springmann M, Woodcock J, Watts N. The public health implications of the Paris Agreement: a modelling study  The Lancet Planetary Health 2021.
  • Aldred R, Johnson R, Jackson C, Woodcock J. How does mode of travel affect risks posed to other road users? An analysis of English road fatality data, incorporating gender and road type Injury Prevention 2020.
  • Goel R, Garcia L, Goodman A, Johnson R, Aldred R, Murugesan M, Brage S, Bhalla K, Woodcock J. Estimating city-level travel patterns using street imagery: a case study of using Google Street View in Britain. PLoS One 2018.
  • Lovelace R, Goodman A, Aldred R, Berkoff N, Abbas A, Woodcock J. The Propensity to Cycle Tool: An open source online system for sustainable transport planning. Journal of Transport and Land Use 2017.
  • Tainio M, de Nazelle A, Gotschi T, Kahlmeier S, Rojas-Rueda D, Nieuwenhuijsen M, de Sa T, Kelly P, Woodcock J. Can air pollution negate the health benefits of cycling and walking? Preventive Medicine 2016.