Mike Rayner

Director , Professor of Population Health
British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention

Research Themes

Divisional Themes

  • Global Health
  • Health Evaluative Methodologies
  • Behavioural Science
  • Cardiovascular Science

Mike Rayner Recent Publications

  • Friel S, Hattersley L, Snowdon W, Sacks G, Swinburn B, Thow A-M, Lobstein T, Sanders D, Barquera S, Mohan S, Hawkes C, Kelly B, Kumanyika S, L'Abbe M, Lee A, Ma J, Macmullan J, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Vandevijvere S, and Walker C (2013) Monitoring the impacts of trade agreements on food environments Obesity Reviews, 14:120-134.
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Department Nuffield Department of Population Health
College Exeter College
Mike Rayner

Professor Mike Rayner

Professor Mike Rayner is Director of the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for NCD Prevention, which is based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health of the University of Oxford, and which he founded in 1993.

Mike's particular research interests are in food labelling, food marketing, food taxes and the relationship between a healthy diet and sustainable diet.

Mike is also Chair of Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming in the UK, and Chair of its Childrens' Food Campaign in the UK.  He is a trustee of the UK 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.






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Selected Publications


Scarborough P, Allender S, Rayner M, Goldacre M. Contribution of climate and air pollution to variation in coronary heart disease mortality rates in England. PLoS ONE 2012,7(3): e32787.

Smolina K, Wright F, Rayner M, Goldacre M. The determinants of the decline in mortality from acute myocardial infarction in England between 1999 and 2007: a linked national database study. British Medical Journal 2012;344:d8059.

Scarborough P, Allender S, Clarke D, Wickramasinghe K, Rayner M. Modelling the health impact of environmentally sustainable dietary scenarios in the UK. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2012; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2012.34.