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Dr Oliver Mytton
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
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  • UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Honorary Public Health Consultant
  • Population, Policy & Practice Dept
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Oliver is an Honorary Public Health Consultant and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the UCL GOSH Institute for Child Health. He is also a Consultant in Public Health at Milton Keynes Council.

Oliver completed his medical training at the University of Cambridge (pre-clinical) and University of Oxford (clinical). He has a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD in Public Health (A population perspective on physical activity and health) from the University of Cambridge. He completed his public health training in the Thames Valley and the East of England.

He was an advisor to the Health Select Committee (2017-18) during its inquiry into childhood obesity. He edited Time to Solve Childhood Obesity, an independent report on childhood obesity by Dame Sally Davies (2019). 

Research Summary

Oliver’s research is focused on developing the evidence base to inform local government policies to prevent childhood obesity obesity and reduce inequalities in childhood obesity; the focus of his seven-year UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. He is a co-applicant on a major NIHR funded evaluation of planning policy to regulate takeaway food outlets for improved health in England.

He has broad expertise in public health research (epidemiology, natural experimental studies, modelling and qualitative methods), with much of his work focusing on population-level or policy interventions to improve dietary behaviours or increase physical activity. He has particular expertise in public health modelling (comparative risk assessment, life-table and micro-simulation modelling), notably quantifying the potential impact and effect on inequalities of taxes on unhealthy foods and drink.  

Academic Background
  BA Pre-Clinical Medicine University of Cambridge
  MPH Masters of Public Health Harvard University
  PhD PhD Public Health University of Cambridge
  BM BCh Clinical Medicine University of Oxford
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