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Harry Rutter (MB, BChir)
Harry Rutter (MB, BChir) is Director (and founder) of the UK National Obesity Observatory, the world’s first obesity observatory and one of the main national sources of authoritative data and information on obesity for policy-makers and practitioners in England. He led the establishment of the Department of Health National Child Measurement Programme, the world’s largest child obesity surveillance system that now measures over a million children a year with a response rate of over 90%. He is a member of the steering committee of the WHO Child Obesity Surveillance Initiative, and was highly influential in the establishment of this programme. He was a member of the project management team for the Foresight obesity project, and of the Department of Health Expert Group on social marketing. He is now a member of the Department of Health Expert Advisory Group on obesity, and the NICE Programme Delivery Group on tackling obesity at a local level. He chairs the scientific advisory board for the Irish Health Review Board Centre for Health and Diet Research, and sits on the International Advisory Board for the Canadian CAPTURE project on evaluation.