Dr Harry Rutter MA MB BChir MSc PGDipLATHE FFPH FRCPEdin

Research Fellow Senior Clinical Research Fellow

About Harry Rutter

Public health physician with expertise in obesity and its determinants, transport, environment, sustainability, climate change, complexity, systems, knowledge translation, policy


I was the founder director of the National Obesity Observatory 2007-2011. I led the establishment of the Department of Health National Child Measurement Programme; and I am a core contributor to the WHO Health Economic Assessment Tool for Walking and Cycling

Other affiliations:

Orcid ID: 0000-0002-9322-0656
Researchgate ID: Harry_Rutter




Issues in Public Health: obesity; climate change; systems and complexity

Environmental Health Policy: diet and physical activity

Environment, Health & Sustainable Development: built environment, transport and sustainability


Towards a new model of evidence for population health improvement - The Health Foundation

SPOTLIGHT - Sustainable Prevention of Obesity through Integrated Strategies

Evaluation of the GLA Healthy Schools London Programme, NIHR CLAHRC North Thames

Research areas

  • Climate change
  • Complex interventions
  • Environment
  • Evaluation
  • Health policy
  • Health promotion
  • Methodology
  • Physical activity
  • Public health
  • Research : policy relationship
  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Surveillance
  • Transport


  • Epidemiology
  • Policy analysis

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Chronic disease
  • Injuries
  • Obesity

Other interests

  • Behavioural And Cultural Change
  • NCDs-Intervention Research
  • Networks
  • systems
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