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Harry Rutter

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Harry Rutter is professor of global public health at the University of Bath. He was the founder director of the English National Obesity Observatory; led the development of the English National Child Measurement Programme; chaired the UK NICE group on guidance on walking and cycling; was a member of the 2020 NHS England net zero carbon expert panel; co-chairs the SAGE Environmental and Modelling Group; is an adviser to WHO Euro and headquarters on physical activity, obesity, environment and health; and co-chairs the Lancet-Chatham House Commission on improving population health post COVID-19. His research is focused on effective, sustainable and equitable mechanisms for improving the research, policy and practice responses to complex systems problems in public health, with a particular focus on obesity, physical activity, built environment, and both communicable and non-communicable diseases.