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Mike Rayner

BA, DPhil


Professor of Population Health

Mike Rayner is a Professor of Population Health at the Nuffield Department of Population Health.  Formerly he was Director of the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, based in the department, which was a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre from 2013- 2021. The centre carried out research and training related to the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Mike's research has been on all aspects of the prevention of NCDs with a focus on population based interventions to promote healthier eating such as improved food labelling, restrictions on the marketing of foods, and health-related food taxes such as taxes on sugary drinks. He has a particular interest in nutrient profiling.

Mike is also Chair of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming in the UK. He is Chair of the Nutrition Expert Group for the European Heart Network. He is an ordained priest in the Church of England.

WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Approaches to Non Communicable Disease Prevention: Publications 

Modelling the health impacts of the diets described in 'Eating the Planet' published by Friends of the Earth and Compassion in World Farming

The UK Ofcom Nutrient Profiling Model

Commentary on:  Sacks G, Rayner M, Swinburn B (2009) Impact of front-of-pack ‘traffic-light’ nutrition labelling on consumer food purchases in the UK. Health Promotion International

Funding policy