Dr Christopher J Millett
Clinical Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health
Charing Cross Campus
I moved to the UK from Australia in 1994 after obtaining a social science degree from the University of Sydney. I spent the next decade working in research and NHS public health roles in London before undertaking formal public health training in the capital between 2003 and 2007. During this time I spent 12 months working on obesity prevention in Australia and completed a PhD at Imperial College. I spent a year in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy during 2009 and appointed as a Senior Lecturer at Imperial in 2010. I became a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health in 2008.
I have published studies on a variety of public health areas, including tobacco control, active transport and obesity, infectious disease, cancer screening, health system performance and health inequalities. My doctoral studies examined the impact of pay for performance in UK primary care on variations in diabetes management between ethnic groups.
My current research interests are:
- assessing the impact of quality improvement strategies, including pay for performance, on inequalities in health care
- impact of competition and patient choice on health system performance
- financial protection in health systems
- tobacco control, including the effectiveness of interventions to reduce youth smoking
I am stream leader for Public Health on the Masters of Public Health programme at Imperial College and lead teaching on the Health Improvement module. I have supervised PhD students and numerous research projects undertaken by visiting students, public health trainees and postgraduate F2 doctors. I am Educational Supervisor at Imperial College for the London Public Health Training Programme. I spent two years (2000-2001) as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University teaching on their “Introduction to Social Science” module.
Enquiries from prospective PhD students are welcome in any of the research areas listed above or in related areas
1. LM Wen, N Orr, C Millett, C Rissel. Driving to work and overweight and obesity: Findings from the 2003 New South Wales Health Survey. International Journal of Obesity 2006;30(5):782-6
2. C Millett, LM Wen, C Rissel, A Smith, J Richters, A Grulich, R de Visser. Smoking and erectile dysfunction: findings from a representative sample of Australian men. Tobacco Control 2006; 15
3. C Millett, J Gray, S Saxena, G Netuveli, K Khunti, A Majeed. Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Management and Pay-for-Performance in the UK: The Wandsworth Prospective Diabetes Study. PLoS Medicine 2007; 4(6): e191. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040191
4. C Millett, J Gray , S Saxena, G Netuveli, A Majeed. Impact of a pay for performance incentive on support for smoking cessation and on smoking prevalence among people with diabetes. Canadian Medical Assn Journal 2007; 176(12):1705-10
5. C Millett, A Majeed, C Huckvale, J Car. Going local: devolving national pay for performance programmes BMJ 2011; 342:c7085
6. C Millett, C Everett, E Matheson, A Bindman, A Mainous. Impact of Medicare Part D on seniors’ out-of-pocket expenditures for medications. Archives Internal Med 2010 Aug 9;170 (15):1325-30
7. C Millett, S Glantz. Assigning an 18 rating to movies with tobacco imagery is essential for reducing youth smoking. Thorax. 2010 May;65(5):377-8
8. C Millett, A Chattopadhyay, A Bindman. Unhealthy competition: Consequences of Health Plan Choice in California Medicaid. American Journal of Public Health 2010 Sep 23.
9. C Millett, DC Gibbons, JT Lee, SA Glantz. Increasing the age for the legal purchase of tobacco in England: impacts on socio-economic disparities in youth smoking. Thorax 2011 Apr 17
10. A Dalton, A Bottle, C Okoro, A Majeed, C Millett. Uptake of the NHS Health Checks programme in a deprived, culturally diverse setting: cross sectional study. Journal of Public Health 2011 May 5