The Housing and Health Academic Practitioner Partnership

This group was formed in August 2015 when we met to discuss our concern about the lack of attention being given by government to the problem of older housing. In July 2016, we published a paper, Good Housing: Better Health which brought together some of the latest evidence about poor housing conditions in the UK. We presented this to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings at its meeting in October 2016; and have contributed to subsequent meetings of the Group, including giving oral evidence in November 2017.

Other members of the Partnership consist of:

Peter Archer Trustee, founder member and formerChair, Care & Repair England; President, International Federation of Environmental Health

Dr Stephen Battersby MBE Environmental Health and Housing Consultant; Past President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

John Bryson Housing, Health and Regeneration Consultant; formerly with Sheffield City Council

Frances Heywood OBE Trustee, Care & Repair England; formerly Senior Research Fellow, School for Policy Studies,University of Bristol

Gill Leng Director, GLHS; formerly National Lead: Homes and Health, Public Health England

Professor Alan Murie CBE Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham

Simon Nicol Director for BRE Housing, Building Research Establishment

Professor David Ormandy Visiting Academic, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School,University of Warwick

Karen Saunders Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead,Public Health England, West Midlands

Jon Stevens Housing and Communities Research, University of Birmingham

Barry Toon Selly Oak Caretaker Society: CP4SO Birmingham

Christopher Watson Centre for Urban and Regional Studies and Housing and Communities Research, University of Birmingham

[1] Secretary, A-PP

[2] Chair, A-PP