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 Health, Ecological 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,
- 1998 BSc (Hons) Economics (Bath)
- 2010 PhD Economics (Bath)
- 2012 P.G. Cert. Academic Practice (Exeter)
- 2012 Fellow of HEA
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
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.
- 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.
- 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).
Member, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Invited Participant, WHO Environmental Health Economics Network
Publications by category
Publications by year
Reviewer for EC FP6
Reviewer for NERC BESS grants
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.