Environmental Public Health

Human Impact Assessment

With extensive UK and international experience in HIA, we have worked with many public and private sector organisations across a range of public health and industry sectors.


We use an approach that meets good practice standards internationally e.g. HIA guidance of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), and International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).

We have helped develop two national and two international guides:

We also work with a range of partner organisations ands associates to widen and strengthen the research and consultancy services that we can offer.

We have conducted HIAs in a range of sectors, countries and for a wide range of clients.

Sectors include:

  • Economic development
  • Energy (incl. oil and gas)
  • Health and social care
  • Housing
  • Mining
  • Regeneration
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

Countries include:

  • UK (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
  • China
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Tanzania
  • Ukraine


IOM can support a wide range of health impact research and evaluation. We usually do this in conjunction with other academic and consultancy partner organisations and associates. We have used our HIA research expertise to support the World Health Organization and the UK Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) in the quantification of the health impacts of outdoor air pollution. We are currently leading on a research project aiming to quantify the health impacts of air pollution in Thailand. 


We provide bespoke international HIA training to organisations. Our staff have extensive experience of HIA training within a range of public sector organisations and academic institutions in the UK, and we have associates who have experience of HIA training internationally.

We also work with a range of partner organisations ands associates to widen and strengthen the training that we can offer.