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Prof David Ormandy

Job Title
Visiting Academic
Department
Warwick Medical School - Health Sciences
Phone
+44 (0) 77 33 35 41 19
Research Interests

Housing conditions and Health; Assessment of Housing Conditions; Housing Standards; Formulation of Housing Standards

Biography

Professorial fellow.

Current work includes collaboration with Dr Véronique Ezratty MD (Medical Studies Department, EDF, France), on studies into Health, Energy, and Energy Precariousness in France and England, in particular, the cost to French society attributable to energy inefficient dwellings and energy vulnerability.

Currently, member of the World Health Organization Working Group developing Healthy Housing Guidelines. Member of the Working Group for the National Healthy Housing Standard, published in 2015 by the American Public Health Association and the National Center for Healthy Housing.

In 2012, advisor to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) on a project to develop a methodology to compare the one-off cost of mitigating housing hazards with the estimated annual cost saving to the health sector in England - Real Cost of Poor Housing. Also advisor to BRE on production of a Guide and an Assessment Protocol on Overheating in Dwellings published in 2015.

From 1992 to 1998, involved in studies for UK government into controls on minimum standards in housing and the health impact of housing conditions. Responsible to the UK government for the projects to develop the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), which was adopted as the statutory method for assessing housing conditions in England and Wales in 2006. Developed training courses for local authority officers on the use of the HHSRS.

Responsible to UK government for projects to produce an Approved Code of Practice for Management Standards in Multi-Occupied Buildings, and for the production of Housing Disrepair Legal Obligations: Good Practice Guide.

In 2010, the US Department for Housing and Urban Development adopted the HHSRS (unchanged, other than being renamed the Healthy Homes Rating System, HHRS), and required its use by all housing related projects awarded grants by HUD. Commissioned by HUD to train potential users of the US HHRS.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the US National Center for Health Housing. Adviser to Wayne State University, Detroit, on a study into the application of the US HHRS in three US States.

Work for the World Health Organization between 2000 and 2010 included membership of the Task Force on Health and Housing (which monitored and advised on the LARES project (a study of housing conditions and health in eight European countries - see Housing and Health in Europe (2009) Routledge); responsible for start-up work to develop Housing-Health Indicators; participated in work on development of Environmental Health Indicators; seconded to WHO ECEH (Bonn) for three months in 2006 to review and develop their strategy on health and housing; contributed to projects on policy briefs to reduce children's unintentional injuries (part of the work on Children's Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe), developing health relevant climate change indicators, and indoor air quality.

Contributed to work on the development of a Healthy Housing Index carried out by the Housing and Health Research Programme at University of Otago, New Zealand. Appointed by the NZ government to the Assessment Panel for the National Science Challenge on Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities.

Background in public health, having worked in local authorities. Subsequently specialised in housing conditions and practised as an expert witness in cases dealing with housing conditions. Founder and director of the Public Health Advisory Service (a project funded by Shelter). Joined Warwick Law School full time in 1996 after working with Roger Burridge on studies into housing standards. Moved to the Institute of Health, School of Health and Social Studies in February 2010. Now based in Warwick Medical School, Division of Health Sciences.

With Professor Roger Burridge organised the Warwick series of (un)Healthy Housing conferences - Unhealthy Housing: A diagnosis (1986), Unhealthy Housing: Prevention and remedies (1987), and Unhealthy Housing: The Public Health response (1991), and Healthy Housing: promoting good health (2003). Organised the 5th Warwick Healthy Housing Conference (2008).

Title Funder Award start Award end
Housing Health and Safety Rating System for US Department of Housing and Urban Development Healthy Housing Solutions 01 Apr 2011 31 Aug 2011
Older Peoples Housing Exeter City Council 11 Oct 2010 31 Mar 2011
Quatifying comfort and monetizing the health impact of household energy efficiency improvements Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) 01 Jan 2011 31 Mar 2011
Survey of Indoor Environment of Student Residential Accomodation in the Private Sector The Gas Safety Trust 01 Sep 2009 30 Apr 2010
Pilot Study of Effectiveness of Campaign(s) on Carbon Monoxide Awareness among Housing Association Residents The Gas Safety Trust 01 Sep 2009 30 Apr 2010
Assessing the level of enforcement activity under part 1 of the housing act 2004 by local authorities in england and wales for the CIEH Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 01 Jul 2007 31 Oct 2007
The Economics of Local Authority Charging for Pest Control Services Killgerm Group Ltd 01 May 2006 30 Jun 2006
Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Programme Problem Solving The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 31 Oct 2005 10 Mar 2006
HHSE Operating Gudance Update The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 03 Jan 2006 28 Feb 2006
Extension to HHSE Operating Gudance CD The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 03 Jan 2006 28 Feb 2006
WHO - Report on legal instruments in the housing and health field World Health Organisation 21 Dec 2004 31 May 2005
LARES study - report on accidents and health World Health Organisation 28 Dec 2004 05 Jan 2005
Development and Production of Housing Health and Safety Rating System - Version 2 - SUPPLEMENT The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 19 Dec 2003 12 Dec 2004
WHO European Taskforce on Housing and Health The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 03 Nov 2003 29 Oct 2004
Housing Health and Safety Rating System V2 - Guidance for Landlords The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 17 Nov 2003 29 Dec 2003
Health and Housing: Developing a Local Evidence-Base Newcastle City Council 01 Aug 2003 31 Oct 2003
WHO BONN, Statistical Analysis of European Housing and Health Survey World Health Organisation 01 Aug 2003 03 Oct 2003
WHO European Taskforce on Housing and Health The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 01 Jun 2003 31 Aug 2003
WHO European Taskforce on Housing and Health The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 01 Sep 2002 31 Aug 2003
Investigation of the Scope and Content of, and the Preparation of, an Approved Code of Practice for Management Standards for Houses in Multiple Occupation The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 01 Oct 2002 31 Jul 2003
Investigation of the Scope and Content of, and the Preparation of, an Approved Code of Practice for Management Standards for Houses in Multiple Occupation The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 01 Oct 2002 31 Jul 2003
Development and Production of Housing Health and Safety Rating System - Version 2 The Deputy Prime Ministers Office 11 Nov 2002 12 Nov 2002