Mr Ellis Turner

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  • Position:Senior Lecturer Environmental Health
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 86951

About me

I worked as an Environmental Health Practitioner for 20 years for London local authorities specialising in Housing, Pollution and Public Health, before becoming increasingly interested in exploring and expressing the relationship between housing and health and evaluating meaningful health outcome of Environmental Health practice beyond regulation. 

I've also collaborated with health, social care, public health teams and charities such as Hoarding UK to develop innovative grants to support hoarding behaviour, dementia and hospital discharge planning. Other cross services projects include working with clinical multi-disciplinary teams to ensure housing conditions and needs are assessed when the needs of patients with long term conditions are being considered. The 2015 NICE guidelines to prevent excess winter deaths were the drivers to both the hospital discharge planning and MDT projects

Before becoming a lecturer at UWE I taught Housing and Public Health modules at Middlesex University and am currently studying a D Prof in Environmental Health and my research proposal is looking to explore the relationship between hoarding behaviour and service provision to clients with significant hoarding behaviour.

My most recent collaboration involved working with Public Health teams data analysts using internal council data to identify the private rented sector and express the needs of this sector by identifying the relationships between this sector and other wider determinants of health such as crime, deprivation, poor housing conditions and anti social behavior.

I've contributed to two public health housing book publications and authored two NHS evidence hub fact sheets on hoarding and improving housing conditions. These formed part of  a joint strategic needs assesment to fund additional health and social care services.​


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