Harry Rutter


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

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 of public health 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, led the development of the English National Child Measurement Programme childhood obesity surveillance system, chaired the NICE Programme Development Group (PDG) for guidance on measures to promote walking and cycling, was a member of the NICE PDG on preventing obesity, sat on the management group of the Foresight Obesities project and the Department of Health Expert Panel on obesity. He is currently involved in research assessing the social and environmental factors influencing both obesity and physical activity, and the role of evidence and policy in influencing complex system problems.