Dr Jill Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health and Housing.
Jill's environmental health and housing career started in local government for around 10 years before taking her first lecturing post in a London university in 1999. Her work has been widely recognised and features across a range of publications, including books, chapters and papers as well as conference presentations. She is a founding member of the Environmental Health Research Network and her Amazon Author Page is available by clicking here. Jill's housing Twitter account is @Jill_L_Stewart and her website focusing on housing and the humanities with links to further resources is available here.
Her qualifications are as follows:
Jill's main lecturing and professional interests are in housing and health, including environmental and public health and housing's potential in tackling inequalities. She is particularly interested in the effectiveness of housing and regeneration interventions as well as the history of public health and housing policy.
Her wider research and enterprise interests include housing and community regeneration; energy efficiency and fuel poverty; housing support and provision in the developing world; housing and regeneration in deprived seaside towns; use of evidence based practice in housing and public health; and health and social care for an ageing population. She is particularly interested in novel methods of dissemination to capture wider audiences and how we can encourage wider interest in and sensitivity to housing issues through the humanities.
Jill was appointed to Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in August 2019 in recognition of her contribution to teaching and learning.
Co-founder of Centre for Public Health and Risk Management Research Group (PHaRM) https://www.mdx.ac.uk/our-research/centres/centre-for-public-health-and-risk-management
Interested in: effectiveness of housing and environmental health interventions; meaning of home; interrelationships of the arts, health and housing; ageing, dementia and housing; histories of public health; seaside towns and regeneration.
Contributor to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology POSTNote on Health in Private Rented Housing (2018).
Currently co-supervising DProf on the subject of hoarding behaviours and MRes on technology in the home to support those living with dementia.
Funded research and enterprise activities prior to joining Middlesex University:
2009-11: Secured and led enterprise funded project from CIEH to design and development the online Private Sector Housing Evidence Base.
2012-13: PI: Hotel or home at the seaside? Social, health and wellbeing outcomes for young families living in Margate, funded by School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich
2010: Funded by DoH via CIEH Environmental Health in the wellbeing agenda: an initial qualitative study, based around the Confident Communities: brighter futures framework
2005-6: PI: Housing as a health determinant: Is there consensus from public health partnerships on a way forward? Research grant funding from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
2004: Part of Interreg III: Health and Health Behavious in SE England and Northern France (joint University of Kent, Greenwich and Catholic Lille Universities): An investigation of views and perceptions of health determinants, status and opportunities for health improvement in Kent, Medway and Nord Pas de Calais: a qualitative study
2003-4 Encouraging and enabling owner-occupiers to maintain their homes in the London Borough of Southwark: a qualitative study. Research commissioned by the Private Sector Housing Renewal Team, Bellenden Renewal Area, London Borough of Southwark.
Since joining Middlesex University: