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

Harry Rutter's Background

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 was a core contributor to the WHO Health Economic Assessment Tool for Walking and Cycling

Other affiliations:

Harry Rutter's Affiliation

Harry Rutter's Teaching

Issues in Public Health: obesity, climate change

Harry Rutter's Research

Spotlight - Sustainable Prevention of Obesity through Integrated Strategies

iConnect - Impact of constructing non-motorised networks and evaluating changes in travel

PHOENIX - Public Health England Obesity: thE New Infrastructure eXamined

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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