Judy Orme

Name: Judy Orme
Country: United Kingdom
Degrees: Ph.D., MSc, BSc
Current job title: Professor of Public Health and Sustainability
Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol
Short autobiography:

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.

Reason for joining: To contribute public health expertise, healthy university experience and explore further research opportunities with COST Action members
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Healthy settings particularly schools and universities Food culture in a range of settings e.g. schools, workplaces, hospitals, universities.
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: Judy.orme@uwe.ac.uk
Link to institution: www.uwe.ac.uk