Dr Adrienne Milner is a Senior Lecturer (Education) in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences and a member of the Welfare, Health and Well-being theme, Institute of Environment, Health and Societies. Dr Milner’s research addresses issues of health equity in terms of race and ethnicity and sex and gender in sports, education, and political contexts. Specifically, she studies disparities in access to athletic participation and analyses the costs and benefits of sport participation for individuals with complex and diverse identities.
Dr Milner is co-author with Prof Jomills Henry Braddock II of the monograph, Sex Segregation in Sports: Why Separate Is Not Equal, which uses a socio-legal approach to compare racial and sexual policy and argue that sex segregation in sport should be eliminated. Specifically, Milner and Braddock II focus on why large-scale sex integration in sport would result in a number of social benefits, such as increased safety and access to athletic participation and decreased prevalence of violence against women, eating disorders, and use of performance-enhancing substances. She is also co-editor with Prof Braddock of the collection, Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles.
Dr Milner served as principal investigator (PI) on two grants that assessed how demographic differences are related to physical activity and health outcomes. With Dr Elizabeth Baker, she designed and implemented the world's first walking bus program for adults and completed a pilot study assessing how the intervention was associated with weight loss for obese and overweight Birmingham, AL residents, and how race, sex, and socioeconomic status may have influenced results. For this research, she received two U.S. national awards: the American Heart Association’s Workplace Innovation Award (gold) and the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) excellence award (silver).
Dr Milner graduated from Emory University with a double major in Sociology and Women's Studies and went on to complete her MA and PhD in Sociology at the University of Miami. Prior to her move to Brunel, she was a Teaching Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Lecturer in Social Determinants of Health at Queen Mary University of London.
Newest selected publications
Milner, A., Baker, E., Jeraj, S. and Butt, J. (2020) 'Race-ethnic and gender differences in representation within the English National Health Service: a quantitative analysis'. BMJ Open, 10 (2). pp. e034258 - e034258. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link
Milner, A. and Franz, B. (2019) 'Anti-black Attitudes Are a Threat to Health Equity in the United States'. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 7 (1). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 2196-8837 Open Access Link
Hearld, KR., Milner, A., Abreu, N., Budhwani, H., Rodriguez-Lauzurique, RM. and Paulino- Ramirez, R. (2019) 'Alcohol Use, High Risk Behaviors, and Experiences of Discrimination among Transgender Women in the Dominican Republic'. Substance Use and Misuse, 54 (10). pp. 1725 - 1733. ISSN: 1082-6084 Open Access Link
Milner, A., Hearld, KR., Abreu, N., Budhwani, H., Rodriguez-Lauzurique, RM. and Paulino- Ramirez, R. (2019) 'Sex Work, Social Support, and Stigma: Experiences of Transgender Women in the Dominican Republic'. International Journal of Transgenderism, 20 (4). pp. 403 - 412. ISSN: 1434-4599 Open Access Link
Iqbal, N., Giouleka, A., Milner, A., Montag, D. and Gallo, V. (2018) 'Girls’ Hidden Penalty: Analysis of Gender Inequality in Child Mortality with Data from 195 Countries'. BMJ Global Health, 3 (5). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 2059-7908 Open Access Link