About 2018-11-06T14:03:58+00:00

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change brings together doctors, nurses and other health professionals to advocate for responses to climate change that protect and promote public health. The Alliance was formed in March 2016 to coordinate action, provide leadership and help amplify the voices of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals across the UK.

We work together to:


The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change is an alliance of 16 health organisations, including many Medical and Nursing Royal Colleges, Faculties of Health, the British Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, and the Lancet.

Linda Luxon, Chair

Professor Linda Luxon is the Chair of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. She started her career in General Internal Medicine and then trained in Neurology at the Middlesex and National Hospitals in London. Professor Luxon is Chair of Audiovestibular Medicine at the University of London, based at UCL. She was the first female Treasurer of the Royal College of Physicians, from 2010 until 2016. The Chair of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change is elected by the Alliance’s Council on an annual basis.

Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Director

Laurie Laybourn-Langton joined the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change as Director in January 2018. Laurie leads the day-to-day work of the Alliance, implementing its strategic direction and representing the Alliance publicly. In addition to his role at the Alliance, Laurie works at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) as a Senior Research Fellow. He has expertise across policy and campaigning in environmental change, political economy and healthcare. Previously, he has worked for INET Oxford, the Grantham Research Institute at LSE, and at the House of Lords.

Email: llaybourn-langton@bmj.comLaurie.Laybourn-Langton@ukhealthalliance.org 

Antonia Jennings, Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Antonia joined the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change in June 2018. Antonia works with the Alliance’s Director to manage the policy and research projects and advocacy and influencing strategy of the Alliance, furthering the voice of health professionals in the response to climate change. She has expertise across policy and advocacy in climate change, public engagement and economic pluralism. Previously, she has worked for Economy (ecnmy.org) and The Climate Group. She holds an MSc in Politics and Communication with distinction from the London School of Economics.

Email: ajennings@bmj.comAntonia.Jennings@ukhealthalliance.org

Claire McLoughlin, Communications Manager

Claire joined the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change in July 2018. She leads on media and social media, manages the website, produces the newsletter and works with the Alliance’s Director and Policy and Public Affairs Manager to to develop external communications around policy and research projects and the advocacy and influencing activity of the Alliance. Claire has many years of experience in health communications, having previously worked for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the College of Podiatry, King’s College Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, Blood Pressure UK and the British Liver Trust. She holds a BSc in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology with Pathology) and a PhD in Pharmacology from King’s College London.

Email: cmcloughlin@bmj.com