Dr Adrienne Milner is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Health 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 education, political, and sports contexts. Specifically, she has studied racial and sexual attitudes, policy preferences, and inequality to examine issues such as police brutality, discrimination of transgender individuals, and affirmative action. Her current work analyses racial and sexual disparities in health outcomes, health policy, and health systems and focuses on COVID-19, the Affordable Care Act, and the NHS.
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 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., Franz, B. and Henry Braddock, J. (2020) 'We Need to Talk About Racism—In All of Its Forms—To Understand COVID-19 Disparities'. Health Equity, 4 (1). pp. 397 - 402. ISSN: 2473-1242 Open Access Link
Milner, A. and Jumbe, S. (2020) 'Using the right words to address racial disparities in COVID-19'. The Lancet Public Health, 5 (8). pp. E429 - E420. ISSN: 2468-2667 Open Access Link
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
Muirhead, V., Milner, A., Freeman, R., Doughty, J. and Macdonald, ME. (2020) 'What is intersectionality and why is it important in oral health research?'. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 0301-5661 Open Access Link
Mannheimer, A., Milner, A., Gonzalez, K. and Hill, T. (2020) 'Social Status and White Fragility: Gender and Socioeconomic Variations', in Kronenfeld, J. (ed.) Research in the Sociology of Health Care. Emerald Publishing Limited. pp. 115 - 127. ISBN 13: 9781839827990. Open Access Link