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Housing Advisory Panel

This panel advises us on housing policy and campaigns.

CIEH's advisory panels are set up across five key areas of work. Our Housing Advisory Panel helps us to form our policy position, advises us on consultation responses and submissions as well as feeding in a source of expertise and knowledge to our policy work and campaigns. Where possible, we will also go out to our wider membership for input into policy work. These opportunities will be advertised via Member Connect.

Our panels include representatives from all regions and nations of the UK, so that our work is informed by a variety of perspectives and experiences. Everyone on the panel is a CIEH member and works with us on a volunteer basis.

Panel Members

Anees Mank Housing Development and Contracts Manager Oldham Council
Carlene M Thomas Senior Setting the Standards Inspection Officer London Borough of Ealing - Commissioning Alliance
Dick Scott Housing & Environment Consultant Monitor BCS UK Ltd
Ellis Turner Senior Lecturer - Environmental Health - Programme Leader Msc Environmental Health UWE Bristol
Henry Dawson Senior/Principal Lecturer Cardiff Metropolitan University
Ian Higgins Health & Housing Consultant The Health and Housing Partnership LLP
Ian Sanders Principal EHO Hull City Council
Jade Carter-Williams Principle Housing and Health Practitioner Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Janet Wade Environmental Health Officer London Borough of Camden
Jill Stewart Senior Lecturer in Housing & Environmental Health Middlesex University
Jo Smith Private Sector Housing Manager Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Julie Liversidge Operations Manager (Housing, Licensing & Compliance) Nottingham City Council
Lindsay Shaw Lecturer in Environmental Health Ulster University
Liza Wheeler Environmental Health Practitioner Brighton & Hove City Council
Mark Hughes Retired Lifeskills charity
Michelle Hughes Investigator Bristol City Council (NTSELAT)
Paul Cowings Housing enforcement officer (Freelance) Allerdale Borough Council,
Copeland Borough Council and
Richmondshire District Council
Richard Tacagni Managing Director London Property Licensing
Zena Lynch Associate Professor University of Birmingham

Current areas of work

CIEH is actively working to feed into the Government’s missions set out in the Levelling Up White Paper, including the potential extension of the Decent Homes Standard to the private rented sector and the ambition to reduce the number of non-decent homes in the sector by half by 2030.

We continue to campaign for the introduction of a national landlord's register in England and continue to feed into the review and update of the Housing, Health and Safety Rating System.

We are members of the Fuel Poverty Coalition, which is campaigning to eradicate fuel poverty. We are also members of the Renters Reform Coalition, which campaigns for better quality housing and better security for tenants in the private rented sector.

Our policy objectives are to:

  • Improve standards across all housing tenures, especially in the private rented sector
  • Improve energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and excess cold in all housing
  • Improve access to affordable and secure housing
  • Ensure that all new housing is built to a high quality

See our consultation responses and press releases.

Contacting the Panel

If you would like to get in touch with the Housing Advisory Panel, please email [email protected].

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