Judy Orme is a Professor of Public Health and Sustainability in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. She is the Co-director of the Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment (ISHE). ISHE is bringing together UWE’s wide-ranging expertise in areas such as healthy urban planning, public health and well-being, healthy and sustainable communities, sustainable transport, sustainable construction, environmental management, low-carbon technologies, and organisational and behavioural change to deliver innovative and holistic solutions to the major challenges facing people and planet at the local and global scale. It works with a wide range of organisations and agencies regionally, nationally and internationally.
UWE’s commitment to being a healthy and sustainable university is central to Judy’s work and she chairs the university’s Healthy University Group which is a sub-group of UWE’s Sustainability Board.
Judy is the co-editor of the two key texts in the field of public health and health promotion: Public Health for the 21st century: new perspectives on policy, participation and practice (2nd Edition) published by McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, and Health Promotion: Professional Perspectives published byPalgrave. Her research interests extend across the field of multidisciplinary public health and include healthy settings and communities; work, health and wellbeing; young people and risk taking behaviour; arts and health; prison health; public health workforce development.