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Dr Tim Taylor

Dr Tim Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Public Health Economics (E&R)

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Tim Taylor is currently a Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Public Health Economics, having been a Lecturer in the University of Exeter Medical School from 2011 to 2015. Previously he was a Research Officer at the University of Bath and a Consultant with Metroeconomica Limited (both 1998 to 2011). Tim’s research addresses the valuation of environmental and health impacts and the use of valuation in policy making including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness. He has used a range of methods from environmental economics, including contingent valuation, choice experiments and meta-analysis. Tim has acted as a consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank, Defra and UNEP on issues of environmental sustainability.

Tim has worked on a range of topics – from valuation of toilets in India to the application of tourist eco-taxes in Croatia. Current work spans the local to the international – from application of methods of social returns on investment to beach schools in Cornwall to the assessment of climate change adaptation costs in Europe.

Tim has published in a number of academic journals, including Public HealthEcological Economics and Tourism Economics.

Broad research specialisms

Tim’s research spans environmental and health economics. His main interests are in the application of stated preference methods to value non-market goods and in the application of valuation methods to assist policy. He has interests in a range of topics, including tourism, waste and climate change mitigation and adaptation.  He also is interested in horizon scanning of future risks,

Qualifications

  • 1998 BSc (Hons) Economics (Bath)
  • 2010 PhD Economics (Bath)
  • 2012 P.G. Cert. Academic Practice (Exeter)
  • 2012 Fellow of HEA

Career

 1998-2011  Research Officer in Environmental Economics at University of Bath

1998-2011  Environmental Economics Consultant, Metroeconomica Ltd, Bath

2011-2015 Lecturer in Environmental and Public Health Economics in University of Exeter Medical School (formerly Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry)

2015 - date  Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Public Health Economics in University of Exeter Medical School 

Research

Research interests

Tim is heavily involved in interdisciplinary research. Previously he was on the management boards of several large integrated projects under the European Commission’s FP6, covering topics on marine ecosystems, peri-urban land use and industrial externalities. He is currently involved in the large FP7 BASE project addressing issues of the integration of bottom up estimates of health adaptation costs into top-down models of climate change impacts. Tim is also involved in the COST Action TobeWell as vice chair of WG3 on the impact of tourism on the wellbeing of ageing populations and as a member of the management committee.

Tim’s current research includes economic valuation of the co-benefits of climate mitigation, cost-benefit analysis of interventions to encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyles, the economics of climate related disease, energy poverty and carbon modeling in social care in Scotland,

Tim is the PI of the SMARTLINE project, which is funded by the ERDF. SMARTLINE is examining the potential for technological innovations in the area of eWellbeing to improve wellbeing - and the business opportunities that may exist around these. The SMARTLINE project includes Coastline Housing, Cornwal Council and Volunteer Cornwall as partners.  

Research projects

  • Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe (BASE) – EC FP7 – part of large consortium assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change in Europe. Responsible for case study on health and for inputs to top down modeling for health sector.
  • NIHR Health Protection Research Unit on Environmental Change and Health - working as part of an interdisciplinary team, applying economics to evaluate policy around environmental change and health risks. 
  • H2020 INHERIT project - working with a large interdisciplinary team to evaluate the potential for intersectoral interventions to improve public health. Involved in horizon scanning, public surveys and cost-benefit analysis.    
  • H2020 BLUEHEALTH project - working with a large interdisciplinary team to evaluate potential interventions in blue and green spaces to improve public health. Includes valuation surveys, horizon scanning and development of a decision support tool.  
  • INNOVATE UK Valuing the Health Benefits of Wellbeing in Cities - working with Happy City to develop a tool to value the benefits of wellbeing.  
  • H2020 ICARUS project - working with a large interdisciplinary team to evaluate the health benefits of carbon mitigation. Includes valuation surveys.
  • ERDF SMARTLINE project - overall PI of this project examining potential for e-wellbeing in housing and communities. Project partners include Coastline Housing, Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall.   

Grants/Funding

  • Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe (BASE) – EC FP7 – c€100k for University of Exeter Medical School (co-I)
  • INNOVATE UK - Valuing the Health Benefits of Wellbeing in Cities - £60k for UEMS (PI)
  • H2020 INHERIT - €361k for UEMS out of total €6mn grant (lead for Exeter, with George Morris and Sahran Higgins - overall PI Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet)
  • H2020 BLUEHEALTH - €1.2mn for UEMS (Lora Fleming PI for Exeter)
  • NERC/AHRC/ESRC/EPSRC/BBSRC - Drought Risk and You (co-I) 
  • H2020 ICARUS - lead for Exeter - €400k for Exeter (with Brett Day, Mike Depledge - overall PI Denis Sarigiannis, Aristotle University) 
  • ERDF - SMARTLINE project - £4.7mn total value (PI, with co-Is including Gareth Shaw, Catherine Leyshon, Katrina Wyatt, Stuart Townley, Andrew James Williams, Karen Morrissey, Mike Leyshon, Markus Mueller). 

Research networks

 Member, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Invited Participant, WHO Environmental Health Economics Network

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Alcock I, White M, Coldwell D, Taylor T, Evans K, Vardoulakis S, Corner A, Fleming L (In Press). ‘Green’ on the ground but not in the air: Pro-environmental attitudes are related to household behaviours but not discretionary air travel. Global Environmental Change, In press
Esmene S, Taylor T, Leyshon M (2016). Knowledge, experience and the circus: academic perspectives on the processes of communicating the environmental and health impacts of electric vehicles. Local Environment, 22(6), 651-666. Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor TJ, Wheeler BW, Spencer AE, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventative Medicine Full text.
Tyrrell J, Whinney DJ, Taylor T (2016). The Cost of Ménière's Disease: a Novel Multisource Approach. Ear Hear, 37(3), e202-e209. Abstract.  Author URL.
Palomino M, Taylor T, Göker A, Isaacs J, Warber S (2016). The Online Dissemination of Nature-Health Concepts: Lessons from Sentiment Analysis of Social Media Relating to "Nature-Deficit Disorder". Int J Environ Res Public Health, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Reis S, Steinle S, Morris G, Fleming LE, Cowie H, Hurley F, Dick J, Smith R, Austen M, White M, et al (2015). Integrating Health & Environmental Impact Analysis. Public Health, 2015, 1383-1389. Full text.
Martinez-Juarez P, Chiabai A, Taylor T, Quiroga Gómez S (2015). The impact of ecosystems on human health and well-being: a critical review. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 10, 63-69.
Duane B, Taylor T, Stahl-Timmins W, Hyland J, Mackie P, Pollard A (2014). Carbon mitigation, patient choice and cost reduction--triple bottom line optimisation for health care planning. Public Health, 128(10), 920-924. Abstract.  Author URL.
Börger T, Beaumont NJ, Pendleton L, Boyle KJ, Cooper P, Fletcher S, Haab T, Hanemann M, Hooper TL, Hussain SS, et al (2014). Incorporating ecosystem services in marine planning: the role of valuation. Marine Policy, 46, 161-170. Abstract.
Pollard AS, Paddle JJ, Taylor TJ, Tillyard A (2014). The carbon footprint of acute care: How energy intensive is critical care?. Public Health, 128(9), 771-776. Abstract.
Palomino MA, Taylor T, Owen R (2013). Evaluating business intelligence gathering techniques for horizon scanning applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8266 LNAI(PART 2), 350-361. Abstract.
Pollard AS, Taylor TJ, Fleming LE, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH, Osborne NJ (2013). Mainstreaming carbon management in healthcare systems: a bottom-up modeling approach. Environ Sci Technol, 47(2), 678-686. Abstract.  Author URL.
Palomino M, Taylor T, McBride G, Mortimer H, Owen R, Depledge M (2013). Optimising Web-Based Information Retrieval Methods for Horizon Scanning Using Relevance Feedback. Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2013), 1139-1146.
Fosten J, Morley B, Taylor T (2012). Dynamic misspecification in the environmental Kuznets curve: Evidence from CO <inf>2</inf> and SO <inf>2</inf> emissions in the United Kingdom. Ecological Economics, 76, 25-33. Abstract.
Palomino M, Taylor T, McBride G, Owen R (2012). Web-based horizon scanning: Recent developments with application to health technology assessment. Business Informatics, 3(25), 139-159.
Taylor T, Longo A (2010). Valuing algal bloom in the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria: a choice experiments approach. J Environ Manage, 91(10), 1963-1971. Abstract.  Author URL.
Markandya A, Arnold S, Cassinelli M, Taylor T (2009). "Protecting coastal zones in the Mediterranean: an economic and regulatory analysis". Journal of Coastal Conservation, 1-15.
Taylor T, Ortiz RA (2009). Impacts of climate change on domestic tourism in the UK: a panel data estimation. Tourism Economics, 15(4), 803-812.
Markandya A, Taylor T, Longo A, Murty MN, Murty S, Dhavala K (2008). Counting the cost of vulture decline-An appraisal of the human health and other benefits of vultures in India. Ecological Economics, 67(2), 194-204. Full text.
Markandya A, Arnold S, Cassinelli M, Taylor T (2008). Protecting coastal zones in the Mediterranean: an economic and regulatory analysis. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 12(3), 145-159. Abstract.
Von Blottnitz H, Rabl A, Boiadjiev D, Taylor T, Arnold S (2006). Damage costs of nitrogen fertilizer in Europe and their internalization. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 49(3), 413-433.

Chapters

Tredinnick-Rowe J, Taylor T (2015). The use of local culture and sustainability in local food and beverage entrepreneurship: Case studies in Cornwall. In  (Ed) The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food and Gastronomy, 96-110.
Haase D, Piorr A, Schwarz N, Rickebusch S, Kroll F, Van Delden H, Zuin A, Taylor T, Boeri M, Zasada I, et al (2013). Tools for modelling and assessing peri-urban land use futures. In  (Ed) Peri-Urban Futures: Scenarios and Models for Land use Change in Europe, 69-88.
Taylor TJ, Hunt (2009). Values and cost benefit analysis: the role and appropriateness of economic efficiency criteria in determining adaptation to climate change. In  (Ed) Adapting to climate change: Thresholds, values and Governance.
Taylor T, Fredotovic M, Povh D, Markandya A (2005). Sustainable tourism and economic instruments: International experience and the case of Hvar, Croatia. In  (Ed) The Economics of Tourism and Sustainable Development, 197-222.
Markandya A, Taylor T, Pedroso S (2005). Tourism and sustainable development: Lessons from recent world bank experience. In  (Ed) The Economics of Tourism and Sustainable Development, 225-251.
Taylor T, Hunt A, Markandya A (2004). Trade and environment: Linkages in multilateral environmental agreements. In  (Ed) Towards an Environment Research Agenda: a Third Selection of Papers, 123-148.

Conferences

Palomino M, Taylor T, McBride G, Owen R (2013). Instability in Search Engine Results. 24th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA). 26th - 29th Aug 2013.
Palomino MA, Taylor T, McBride G, Owen R (2013). Instability in search engine results: Lessons learned in the context of horizon scanning applications.  Abstract.
Palomino MA, Taylor T, Owen R (2012). Towards the development of an automated, Web-based, horizon scanning system.  Abstract.
Markandya A, Taylor T, Longo A, Barton D (2005). Marine ecosystem thresholds - Towards an integrated theoretical framework for valuation.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Alcock I, White M, Coldwell D, Taylor T, Evans K, Vardoulakis S, Corner A, Fleming L (In Press). ‘Green’ on the ground but not in the air: Pro-environmental attitudes are related to household behaviours but not discretionary air travel. Global Environmental Change, In press

2016

Esmene S, Taylor T, Leyshon M (2016). Knowledge, experience and the circus: academic perspectives on the processes of communicating the environmental and health impacts of electric vehicles. Local Environment, 22(6), 651-666. Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor TJ, Wheeler BW, Spencer AE, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventative Medicine Full text.
Tyrrell J, Whinney DJ, Taylor T (2016). The Cost of Ménière's Disease: a Novel Multisource Approach. Ear Hear, 37(3), e202-e209. Abstract.  Author URL.
Palomino M, Taylor T, Göker A, Isaacs J, Warber S (2016). The Online Dissemination of Nature-Health Concepts: Lessons from Sentiment Analysis of Social Media Relating to "Nature-Deficit Disorder". Int J Environ Res Public Health, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Reis S, Steinle S, Morris G, Fleming LE, Cowie H, Hurley F, Dick J, Smith R, Austen M, White M, et al (2015). Integrating Health & Environmental Impact Analysis. Public Health, 2015, 1383-1389. Full text.
Martinez-Juarez P, Chiabai A, Taylor T, Quiroga Gómez S (2015). The impact of ecosystems on human health and well-being: a critical review. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 10, 63-69.
Tredinnick-Rowe J, Taylor T (2015). The use of local culture and sustainability in local food and beverage entrepreneurship: Case studies in Cornwall. In  (Ed) The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food and Gastronomy, 96-110.

2014

Duane B, Taylor T, Stahl-Timmins W, Hyland J, Mackie P, Pollard A (2014). Carbon mitigation, patient choice and cost reduction--triple bottom line optimisation for health care planning. Public Health, 128(10), 920-924. Abstract.  Author URL.
Börger T, Beaumont NJ, Pendleton L, Boyle KJ, Cooper P, Fletcher S, Haab T, Hanemann M, Hooper TL, Hussain SS, et al (2014). Incorporating ecosystem services in marine planning: the role of valuation. Marine Policy, 46, 161-170. Abstract.
Pollard AS, Paddle JJ, Taylor TJ, Tillyard A (2014). The carbon footprint of acute care: How energy intensive is critical care?. Public Health, 128(9), 771-776. Abstract.

2013

Palomino MA, Taylor T, Owen R (2013). Evaluating business intelligence gathering techniques for horizon scanning applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8266 LNAI(PART 2), 350-361. Abstract.
Palomino M, Taylor T, McBride G, Owen R (2013). Instability in Search Engine Results. 24th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA). 26th - 29th Aug 2013.
Palomino MA, Taylor T, McBride G, Owen R (2013). Instability in search engine results: Lessons learned in the context of horizon scanning applications.  Abstract.
Pollard AS, Taylor TJ, Fleming LE, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH, Osborne NJ (2013). Mainstreaming carbon management in healthcare systems: a bottom-up modeling approach. Environ Sci Technol, 47(2), 678-686. Abstract.  Author URL.
Palomino M, Taylor T, McBride G, Mortimer H, Owen R, Depledge M (2013). Optimising Web-Based Information Retrieval Methods for Horizon Scanning Using Relevance Feedback. Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2013), 1139-1146.
Haase D, Piorr A, Schwarz N, Rickebusch S, Kroll F, Van Delden H, Zuin A, Taylor T, Boeri M, Zasada I, et al (2013). Tools for modelling and assessing peri-urban land use futures. In  (Ed) Peri-Urban Futures: Scenarios and Models for Land use Change in Europe, 69-88.

2012

Fosten J, Morley B, Taylor T (2012). Dynamic misspecification in the environmental Kuznets curve: Evidence from CO <inf>2</inf> and SO <inf>2</inf> emissions in the United Kingdom. Ecological Economics, 76, 25-33. Abstract.
Palomino MA, Taylor T, Owen R (2012). Towards the development of an automated, Web-based, horizon scanning system.  Abstract.
Palomino M, Taylor T, McBride G, Owen R (2012). Web-based horizon scanning: Recent developments with application to health technology assessment. Business Informatics, 3(25), 139-159.

2010

Taylor T, Longo A (2010). Valuing algal bloom in the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria: a choice experiments approach. J Environ Manage, 91(10), 1963-1971. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Markandya A, Arnold S, Cassinelli M, Taylor T (2009). "Protecting coastal zones in the Mediterranean: an economic and regulatory analysis". Journal of Coastal Conservation, 1-15.
Taylor T, Ortiz RA (2009). Impacts of climate change on domestic tourism in the UK: a panel data estimation. Tourism Economics, 15(4), 803-812.
Taylor TJ, Hunt (2009). Values and cost benefit analysis: the role and appropriateness of economic efficiency criteria in determining adaptation to climate change. In  (Ed) Adapting to climate change: Thresholds, values and Governance.

2008

Markandya A, Taylor T, Longo A, Murty MN, Murty S, Dhavala K (2008). Counting the cost of vulture decline-An appraisal of the human health and other benefits of vultures in India. Ecological Economics, 67(2), 194-204. Full text.
Markandya A, Arnold S, Cassinelli M, Taylor T (2008). Protecting coastal zones in the Mediterranean: an economic and regulatory analysis. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 12(3), 145-159. Abstract.

2006

Von Blottnitz H, Rabl A, Boiadjiev D, Taylor T, Arnold S (2006). Damage costs of nitrogen fertilizer in Europe and their internalization. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 49(3), 413-433.

2005

Markandya A, Taylor T, Longo A, Barton D (2005). Marine ecosystem thresholds - Towards an integrated theoretical framework for valuation.  Abstract.
Taylor T, Fredotovic M, Povh D, Markandya A (2005). Sustainable tourism and economic instruments: International experience and the case of Hvar, Croatia. In  (Ed) The Economics of Tourism and Sustainable Development, 197-222.
Markandya A, Taylor T, Pedroso S (2005). Tourism and sustainable development: Lessons from recent world bank experience. In  (Ed) The Economics of Tourism and Sustainable Development, 225-251.

2004

Taylor T, Hunt A, Markandya A (2004). Trade and environment: Linkages in multilateral environmental agreements. In  (Ed) Towards an Environment Research Agenda: a Third Selection of Papers, 123-148.

Committee/panel activities

Reviewer for EC FP6

Reviewer for NERC BESS grants


Editorial responsibilities

Associate Editor, Ecoforum (2013-)

Associate Editor, Revista di turism (2013-)

Tim is involved in lecturing  as part of the MSc in Environment and Human Health in Truro and in the BSc in Business for the Business School in Penryn. He is the module lead for Dissertations on the MSc in Environment and Human Health.   

He is interested in supervising MSc and PhD dissertations on a range of topics relating to the linkages between health and the environment, climate change or economic valuation. Tim has previously supervised dissertations on topics of the disamenity valuation of waste sites, economic consequences of natural disasters and transport mode decisions.

Tim is an active PhD supervisor. 

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