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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 2002 2018

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

4 Citations

Evaluating the evidence that the prevalence of childhood overweight is plateauing

Townsend, N., Rutter, H. & Foster, C., 1 Oct 2012, In : Pediatric Obesity. 7, 5, p. 343-346 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Citations

Green space and physical activity: an observational study using Health Survey for England data

Mytton, O. T., Townsend, N., Rutter, H. & Foster, C., 1 Sep 2012, In : Health & Place. 18, 5, p. 1034-1041 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
health survey
physical activity
Health Surveys
49 Citations

Socioeconomic patterning of childhood overweight status in Europe

Knai, C., Lobstein, T., Darmon, N., Rutter, H. & McKee, M., 16 Apr 2012, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 9, 4, p. 1472-1489 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Responsibility
Feeding Behavior
Life Style
59 Citations

An applied ecological framework for evaluating infrastructure to promote walking and cycling: the iConnect study

Ogilvie, D., Bull, F., Powell, J., Cooper, A. R., Brand, C., Mutrie, N., Preston, J., Rutter, H. & Consortium, IC., 1 Mar 2011, In : American Journal of Public Health. 101, 3, p. 473-481 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological Models
Epidemiologic Methods