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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Complex systems
  • Communicable and non-communicable disease prevention
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Climate change and health
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Structural drivers of health and illness
  • Health inequalities
  • Evidence and policy
  • Urbanisation
  • Global health

Other responsibilities

Education/Academic qualification

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

Award Date: 5 Dec 2008

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

Award Date: 17 Feb 2001

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

Award Date: 16 Dec 1991

External positions

Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Agder University

Mar 2018 → …

Senior strategic adviser, Public Health England

Feb 2012Apr 2020

Adunct Professor of Public Health, University College Cork

Feb 2011 → …


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

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Research Output

An analysis of the stock market reaction to the announcements of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy

Law, C., Cornelsen, L., Adams, J., Penney, T., Rutter, H., White, M. & Smith, R., 17 Feb 2020, In : Economics & Human Biology. 100834.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
8 Downloads (Pure)

An evidence-based theory of change for reducing SARS-CoV-2 transmission in reopened schools

Bonell, C., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Viner, R. M., Rogers, M. B., Whitworth, M., Rutter, H., Rubin, G. J. & Patton, G., 21 Jul 2020, In : Health & Place.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

European Association for the Study of Obesity Position Statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Frühbeck, G., Baker, J. L., Busetto, L., Dicker, D., Goossens, G. H., Halford, J. C. G., Handjieva-Darlenska, T., Hassapidou, M., Holm, J-C., Lehtinen-Jacks, S., Mullerova, D., O’Malley, G., Sagen, J. V., Rutter, H., Salas, X. R., Woodward, E., Yumuk, V. & Farpour-Lambert, N. J., 1 May 2020, In : Obesity Facts. 13, 2, p. 292-296 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Managing uncertainty in the covid-19 era

Rutter, H., Wolpert, M. & Greenhalgh, T., 22 Jul 2020, In : BMJ (Online).

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Neighbourhood drivability: environmental and individual characteristics associated with car use across Europe

den Braver, N. R., Kok, J. G., Mackenbach, J. D., Rutter, H., Oppert, J-M., Compernolle, S., Twisk, J. W. R., Brug, J., Beulens, J. W. J. & Lakerveld, J., 17 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 17, 1, 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Downloads (Pure)