Dr Mike Rayner is Director of the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, based in the Nuffield Department of Popluation Health of the University of Oxford and which he founded in 1993. The Group is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on population approaches to the prevention of non-communicable diseases. With regards to the DIET programme, Mike is an investigator on the Starlight and Modelling projects.
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 Nutritional 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.