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Professor Mike Rayner

Professor Mike Rayner

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Mike Rayner

BA, DPhil

Professor of Population Health and Director BHF CPNP

  • British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention
Biography

Mike Rayner is a Professor of Population Health at the Nuffield Department of Population Health and Director of the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, based in the department.  The Centre, which Mike founded in 1993, is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and carries out research in two main areas: the burden of cardiovascular disease and the promotion of healthier diets and increased levels of physical activity. 

Mike is also Chair of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming and Chair of its Children’s Food Campaign in the UK.  He is a trustee of the UK National Health Forum, Chair of the Nutrition Expert Group for the European Heart Network based in Brussels and a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the International Obesity Task Force. He is also an ordained priest in the Church of England.