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Research interests

  • Complex systems methods
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Climate change
  • Urbanisation
  • Global health
  • Structural drivers of health and illness
  • Health inequalities

Other responsibilities

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Oxford

Public Health, Master of Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Medical Sciences Tripos, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge

External positions

Senior strategic adviser, Public Health England

Feb 2012 → …


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Complex systems
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Sustainability

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Projects 2007 2023

Research Output 1997 2019

Implications of a complexity perspective for systematic reviews and guideline development in health decision making

Petticrew, M., Knai, C., Thomas, J., Rehfuess, E. A., Noyes, J., Gerhardus, A., Grimshaw, J. M., Rutter, H. & McGill, E., 25 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Global Health. 4, Suppl 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Million Migrants study of healthcare and mortality outcomes in non-EU migrants and refugees to England: Analysis protocol for a linked population-based cohort study of 1.5 million migrants

Burns, R., Pathak, N., Campos-Matos, I., Zenner, D., Katikireddi, S. V., Muzyamba, M. C., Miranda, J. J., Gilbert, R., Rutter, H., Jones, L., Williamson, E., Hayward, A. C., Smeeth, L., Abubakar, I., Hemingway, H. & Aldridge, R. W., 17 Jan 2019, In : Wellcome Open Research. 4, 4, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The Moderating Role of Social Neighbourhood Factors in the Association between Features of the Physical Neighbourhood Environment and Weight Status

Hoenink, JC., Lakerveld, J., Rutter, H., Compernolle, S., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Bárdos, H., Charreire, H., Oppert, JM. & Mackenbach, JD., 23 Jan 2019, In : Obesity Facts. 12, 1, p. 14-24 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Changes in health in the countries of the UK and 150 English Local Authority areas 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

Steel, N., Ford, J. A., Newton, J. N., Davis, A. C. J., Vos, T., Naghavi, M., Glenn, S., Hughes, A., Dalton, A. M., Stockton, D., Humphreys, C., Dallat, M., Schmidt, J., Flowers, J., Fox, S., Abubakar, I., Aldridge, R. W., Baker, A., Brayne, C., Brugha, T. & 24 othersCapewell, S., Car, J., Cooper, C., Ezzati, M., Fitzpatrick, J., Greaves, F., Hay, R., Hay, S., Kee, F., Larson, H. J., Lyons, R. A., Majeed, A., McKee, M., Rawaf, S., Rutter, H., Saxena, S., Sheikh, A., Smeeth, L., Viner, R. M., Vollset, S. E., Williams, H. C., Wolfe, C., Woolf, A. & Murray, C. J. L., 3 Nov 2018, In : The Lancet. 392, 10158, p. 1647-1661 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

England’s childhood obesity action plan II

Knai, C., Lobstein, T., Petticrew, M., Rutter, H. & Savona, N., 16 Jul 2018, In : British Medical Journal. 362, k3098.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial