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Dr Harry Rutter

Dr Harry Rutter



Dr Harry RutterAdjunct Professor / Public Health Physician


Dr. Harry Rutter is a public health physician based in Oxford. He is a senior clinical research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an adjunct professor at University College Cork, and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Oxford. He was the founder director of the National Obesity Observatory for England 2007-2011, chaired the NICE Programme Development Group (PDG) for guidance on promoting walking and cycling 2011-2012, led the development of the English National Child Measurement Programme childhood obesity surveillance system, sat on the NICE PDG on preventing obesity 2010-2012, and sat on the management group of the Foresight Obesities project and the Department of Health Expert Panel on obesity.

Harry is a founder member of the steering committee of the European Health Enhancing Physical Activity network; sits on the WHO Cycling and Walking Health Economic Appraisal Toolkit steering group; and is currently involved in research projects assessing the role of social and environmental factors on both obesity and physical activity. He has a broad interest in the relationships between all aspects of transport, sustainability, built environment and health, in particular the health impacts of walking and cycling. He is also increasingly interested in the evaluation of public health outcomes within complex systems, and the development of tools to support evidence-based public health policy.

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