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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., Aug 2020, In : Economics & Human Biology. 38, p. 100834 100834.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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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

A Snapshot of European Children’s Eating Habits: Results from the Fourth Round of the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI)

Williams, J., Buoncristiano, M., Nardone, P., Rito, A. I., Spinelli, A., Hejgaard, T., Kierkegaard, L., Nurk, E., Kunešová, M., Musić Milanović, S., García-Solano, M., Gutiérrez-González, E., Brinduse, L. A., Cucu, A., Fijałkowska, A., Farrugia Sant’Angelo, V., Abdrakhmanova, S., Pudule, I., Duleva, V., Yardim, N. & 23 others, Gualtieri, A., Heinen, M., Bel-Serrat, S., Usupova, Z., Peterkova, V., Shengelia, L., Hyska, J., Tanrygulyyeva, M., Petrauskiene, A., Rakhmatullaeva, S., Kujundzic, E., Ostojic, S. M., Weghuber, D., Melkumova, M., Spiroski, I., Starc, G., Rutter, H., Rathmes, G., Bunge, A. C., Rakovac, I., Boymatova, K., Weber, M. & Breda, J., 17 Aug 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 8, p. 1-14 14 p., 2481.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Corporations in global health: an investigation of food industry political activity at the WHO

Lauber, K., Rutter, H., McGee, D. & Gilmore, A., 30 Sep 2020, In : European Journal of Public Health. 30, Supplement 5, p. v994-v994 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access

Dark Nudges and Sludge in Big Alcohol: Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Biases, and Alcohol Industry Corporate Social Responsibility

Petticrew, M., Maani, N., Pettigrew, L., Rutter, H. & Van Schalkwyk, M. C., 15 Sep 2020, In : Milbank Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Downloads (Pure)