The Housing Health Research Bulletin gives you the opportunity to share your resources with likeminded individuals all over the world.
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The Housing Health Research Bulletin is published monthly by RHE Global (RHE), a UK based Environmental Health and Public Health consultancy.
The bulletin is published at housinghealth.com on the first Wednesday of every calendar month, for 10 months in each year (no publication August or January).
Each bulletin will feature a minimum of 1 research summary per month, which may be split into several associated sub-articles for ease of use.
It is authored by two eminent experts in Housing and Health:
Dr Stephen Battersby
Professor David Ormandy
Dr Stephen Battersby has over 40 years experience in Environmental Health specialising in housing but with other public health interests. He is editor of Clay’s Handbook of Environmental Health. He is currently running the RHE UK Housing forums and teaching courses on the HHSRS, enforcement and preparing for appeals to the Residential Property Tribunal
Professor David Ormandy is visiting academic at the Division of Health Sciences in Warwick Medical School. His interests include housing conditions and health; the assessment of housing conditions; and the formulation of housing standards. He has worked with the World Health Organization, and in New Zealand, France, and the USA.
The Bulletin will also feature contributions from other leading Housing and Health experts from around the world. If you wish to be considered please contact RHE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each bulletin will summarise specific research published either in the last month, recent past, or themed summaries around a hazard, theme or factor that can influence health e.g. Excess heat, excess cold, or falls and excess cold.
The bulletin library will grow over time and it will be referenced and searchable with key words, related topics and related bulletins. Where possible, the related research documents will be available to download, otherwise we will post a link to the research document or source as appropriate.
The bulletins will eventually feature, current research on all of the 29 hazards in the UK Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and the USA Healthy Homes risk based assessments. The 29 hazards will be supplemented with other topics added on an as needed basis by the authors or suggested by the readership, this will include for example:
Each summary will have the facility for Users to feedback with comments and questions to the authors. Users will be able to share their own research papers and poor housing images.
You can access all of the International Research Bulletin resources by annual subscription.