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Oliver has a long standing interest in the prevention of obesity, particularly the role of ‘population approaches’ in the promotion of healthy eating and regular physical activity. In particular he has used modelling to estimate and understand the health impacts of different fiscal measures (taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidies on fruit & vegetables). In his PhD he will focus on ‘the other side of the equation’ – looking at how we can support and encourage people to undertake regular physical activity.
He will be working with David Ogilvie, Jenna Panter and James Woodcock looking at how the (built and social) environment in which we live influences how we walk and cycle for travel, and what this means for our health. He will be seeking to identify ways we can change the environment to promote walking and cycling, understand how these ‘interventions’ work and what the health benefits from such changes in travel will be. This project will build on his modelling expertise, using the Integrated Transport and Health Impact Modelling Tool, as well as developing news skills in the analysis of natural experiments. This later work will use empirical data from the Commuting and Health in Cambridge and Traffic and Health in Glasgow to understand the actual effects of real environmental changes.
– See more at: http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/people/students/oliver-mytton/

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2022

  • Nobles, JD., Radley, D., Mytton, OT. and Whole Systems Obesity programme team, , 2022. The Action Scales Model: A conceptual tool to identify key points for action within complex adaptive systems. Perspect Public Health, v. 142
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/17579139211006747
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • Mehta, NS., Mytton, OT., Mullins, EWS., Fowler, TA., Falconer, CL., Murphy, OB., Langenberg, C., Jayatunga, WJP., Eddy, DH. and Nguyen-Van-Tam, JS., 2020 (Accepted for publication). SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): What do we know about children? A systematic review. Clinical Infectious Diseases,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa556
  • Mytton, O., Boyland, E., Adams, J., Collins, B., O'Connell, M., Russell, SJ., Smith, K., Stroud, R., Viner, RM. and Cobiac, LJ., 2020 (Accepted for publication). The potential health impact of restricting less-healthy food and beverage advertising on UK television between 05.30 and 21.00 hours: a modelling study PLoS Medicine,
  • 2020

  • Viner, RM., Russell, SJ., Croker, H., Packer, J., Ward, J., Stansfield, C., Mytton, O., Bonell, C. and Booy, R., 2020. School closure and management practices during coronavirus outbreaks including COVID-19: a rapid systematic review. Lancet Child Adolesc Health, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30095-X
  • 2018 (No publication date)

  • Knott, CS., Sharp, SJ., Mytton, O., Ogilvie, D. and Panter, J., 2018 (No publication date). Changes in workplace car parking and commute mode: a natural experimental study Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,
  • 2018 (Accepted for publication)

  • Mytton, OT., Jackson, C., Steinacher, A., Goodman, A., Langenberg, C., Griffin, S., Wareham, N. and Woodcock, J., 2018 (Accepted for publication). The current and potential health benefits of the NHS Health Check Programme: a micro-simulation study PLoS Medicine,
  • Panter, J., Mytton, O., Sharp, S., Brage, S., Cummins, S., Laverty, A., Wijndaele, K. and Ogilvie, D., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Using alternatives to the car and risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality Heart,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312699
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Mytton, OT., Ogilvie, D., Griffin, S., Brage, S., Wareham, NJ. and Panter, J., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Associations of active commuting with body fat and visceral adipose tissue: a cross-sectional population based study in the UK Preventive Medicine,
  • Adams, JM., Mytton, O. and Thomas-Meyer, M., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Public responses to proposals for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages: a thematic analysis of online reader comments posted on major UK news websites PLoS ONE,
  • Mytton, OT., Forouhi, N., Scarborough, P., Lentjes, M., Luben, R., Rayner, M., Khaw, K., Wareham, N. and Monsivais, P., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Association between intake of less-healthy foods defined by the UK's nutrient profile model and cardiovascular disease: a population-based cohort study PLoS Medicine,
  • 2017

  • Mytton, OT., Nnoaham, K., Eyles, H., Scarborough, P. and Ni Mhurchu, C., 2017. Erratum to: systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of increased vegetable and fruit consumption on body weight and energy intake BMC Public Health, v. 17
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4664-2
  • Briggs, ADM., Mytton, OT., Kehlbacher, A., Tiffin, R., Elhussein, A., Rayner, M., Jebb, SA., Blakely, T. and Scarborough, P., 2017. A health impact assessment of the UK soft drinks industry levy: a comparative risk assessment modelling study Lancet Public Health, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(16)30037-8
  • Mytton, OT., Tainio, M., Ogilvie, D., Panter, J., Cobiac, L. and Woodcock, J., 2017. The modelled impact of increases in physical activity: the effect of both increased survival and reduced incidence of disease European Journal of Epidemiology, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-017-0235-1
  • Cornelsen, L., Mytton, O., Adams, JM., Gasparrini, A., Iskander, D., Knai, C., Petticrew, M., Scott, C., Smith, R., Thompson, C., White, M. and Cummins, S., 2017. Change in non-alcoholic beverage sales following a 10-pence levy on sugar-sweetened beverages within a national chain of restaurants in the UK: interrupted time series analysis of a natural experiment Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, v. 71
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2017-209947
  • 2016

  • Mytton, OT., Panter, J. and Ogilvie, D., 2016. Longitudinal associations of active commuting with wellbeing and sickness absence. Prev Med, v. 84
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.12.010
  • Scarborough, P., Briggs, A., Mytton, O. and Rayner, M., 2016. The Institute of Fiscal Studies' verdict on a sugary drink tax. Lancet, v. 387
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00680-2
  • Adams, J., Mytton, O., White, M. and Monsivais, P., 2016. Why Are Some Population Interventions for Diet and Obesity More Equitable and Effective Than Others? The Role of Individual Agency. PLoS Med, v. 13
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001990
  • Adams, J., Mytton, O., White, M. and Monsivais, P., 2016. Correction: Why Are Some Population Interventions for Diet and Obesity More Equitable and Effective Than Others? The Role of Individual Agency. PLoS Med, v. 13
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002045
  • Mytton, OT., Panter, J. and Ogilvie, D., 2016. Longitudinal associations of active commuting with body mass index. Prev Med, v. 90
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.06.014
  • 2015

  • Aguirre, EK., Mytton, OT. and Monsivais, P., 2015. Liberalising agricultural policy for sugar in Europe risks damaging public health. theBMJ, v. 351
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5085
  • Mytton, OT., McCarthy, N. and Mannes, T., 2015. Variation in incidence and notification of Campylobacter and Salmonella by general practice in the Thames Valley area. Public Health, v. 129
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.01.002
  • Alagiyawanna, A., Townsend, N., Mytton, O., Scarborough, P., Roberts, N. and Rayner, M., 2015. Studying the consumption and health outcomes of fiscal interventions (taxes and subsidies) on food and beverages in countries of different income classifications; a systematic review. BMC Public Health, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2201-8
  • Mytton, O., 2015. Time for a sugary drinks tax in the UK? J Public Health (Oxf), v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdu033
  • 2014

  • Mytton, OT., Nnoaham, K., Eyles, H., Scarborough, P. and Ni Mhurchu, C., 2014. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of increased vegetable and fruit consumption on body weight and energy intake. BMC Public Health, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-886
  • Baxi, R., Mytton, OT., Abid, M., Maduma-Butshe, A., Iyer, S., Ephraim, A., Brown, KE. and O'Moore, É., 2014. Outbreak report: nosocomial transmission of measles through an unvaccinated healthcare worker-implications for public health. J Public Health (Oxf), v. 36
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdt096
  • Webber, L., Mytton, OT., Briggs, ADM., Woodcock, J., Scarborough, P., McPherson, K. and Capewell, S., 2014. The Brighton declaration: the value of non-communicable disease modelling in population health sciences. Eur J Epidemiol, v. 29
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-014-9978-0
  • Rutter, P., Mytton, O., Ellis, B. and Donaldson, L., 2014. Access to the NHS by telephone and Internet during an influenza pandemic: an observational study. BMJ Open, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004174
  • Rutter, P., Mytton, O., Ellis, B. and Donaldson, L., 2014. Access to the NHS by telephone and Internet during an influenza pandemic: An observational study BMJ Open, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004174
  • Mytton, OT., Eyles, H. and Ogilvie, DB., 2014. Evaluating the Health Impacts of Food and Beverage Taxes Current Obesity Reports, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s13679-014-0123-x
  • 2013

  • Briggs, ADM., Mytton, OT., Kehlbacher, A., Tiffin, R., Rayner, M. and Scarborough, P., 2013. Overall and income specific effect on prevalence of overweight and obesity of 20% sugar sweetened drink tax in UK: econometric and comparative risk assessment modelling study. BMJ, v. 347
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6189
  • Briggs, ADM., Mytton, OT., Madden, D., O'Shea, D., Rayner, M. and Scarborough, P., 2013. The potential impact on obesity of a 10% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Ireland, an effect assessment modelling study. BMC Public Health, v. 13
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-860
  • Mytton, OT., O'Moore, EM., Sparkes, T., Baxi, R. and Abid, M., 2013. Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of health care workers towards influenza vaccination. Occup Med (Lond), v. 63
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqt002
  • 2012

  • Mytton, OT., Oliver, D., Mirza, N., Lippett, J., Chatterjee, A., Ramcharitar, K. and Maxwell, J., 2012. Avoidable acute hospital admissions in older people British Journal of Health Care Management, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2012.18.11.597
  • Mytton, OT., Townsend, N., Rutter, H. and Foster, C., 2012. Green space and physical activity: an observational study using Health Survey for England data. Health Place, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.06.003
  • Rutter, PD., Mytton, OT., Mak, M. and Donaldson, LJ., 2012. Socio-economic disparities in mortality due to pandemic influenza in England. Int J Public Health, v. 57
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-012-0337-1
  • Mytton, OT., Rutter, PD., Mak, M., Stanton, EAI., Sachedina, N. and Donaldson, LJ., 2012. Mortality due to pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in England: a comparison of the first and second waves. Epidemiol Infect, v. 140
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268811001968
  • Mytton, OT., Rutter, PD. and Donaldson, LJ., 2012. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in England, 2009 to 2011: a greater burden of severe illness in the year after the pandemic than in the pandemic year EUROSURVEILLANCE, v. 17
  • Mytton, OT., Clarke, D. and Rayner, M., 2012. Taxing unhealthy food and drinks to improve health. BMJ, v. 344
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2931
  • Mytton, OT., Rutter, PD. and Donaldson, LJ., 2012. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in England, 2009 to 2011: a greater burden of severe illness in the year after the pandemic than in the pandemic year. Euro Surveill, v. 17
  • 2011

  • Atkinson, S., Sachedina, N., King, J., Mak, M., Morganstein, L., Mytton, OT. and Thomas, J., 2011. Engaging trainees in shaping the future of health policy. Clin Med (Lond), v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.7861/clinmedicine.11-2-142
  • Campbell, CNJ., Mytton, OT., McLean, EM., Rutter, PD., Pebody, RG., Sachedina, N., White, PJ., Hawkins, C., Evans, B., Waight, PA., Ellis, J., Bermingham, A., Donaldson, LJ. and Catchpole, M., 2011. Hospitalization in two waves of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) in England. Epidemiol Infect, v. 139
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268810002657
  • 2010

  • Aggarwal, R., Mytton, OT., Greaves, F. and Vincent, C., 2010. Technology as applied to patient safety: an overview. Qual Saf Health Care, v. 19 Suppl 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2010.040501
  • Mytton, OT., Velazquez, A., Banken, R., Mathew, JL., Ikonen, TS., Taylor, K., Painter, F., Jean-Baptiste, R., Poon, A. and Ruelas, E., 2010. Introducing new technology safely. Qual Saf Health Care, v. 19 Suppl 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2009.038554
  • Aggarwal, R., Mytton, OT., Derbrew, M., Hananel, D., Heydenburg, M., Issenberg, B., MacAulay, C., Mancini, ME., Morimoto, T., Soper, N., Ziv, A. and Reznick, R., 2010. Training and simulation for patient safety. Qual Saf Health Care, v. 19 Suppl 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2009.038562
  • Donaldson, LJ., Rutter, PD., Ellis, BM., Greaves, FEC., Mytton, OT., Pebody, RG. and Yardley, IE., 2010. English mortality from A/H1N1. Comparisons with recent flu mortality. BMJ, v. 340
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c612
  • Mytton, OT., Greaves, FEC., Stanton, EAI. and Donaldson, LJ., 2010. What should WHO be doing about patient safety and technology? Qual Saf Health Care, v. 19 Suppl 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2010.040428
  • Newton, RC., Mytton, OT., Aggarwal, R., Runciman, WB., Free, M., Fahlgren, B., Akiyama, M., Farlow, B., Yaron, S., Locke, G. and Whittaker, S., 2010. Making existing technology safer in healthcare. Qual Saf Health Care, v. 19 Suppl 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2009.038539
  • 2009

  • Nnoaham, KE., Sacks, G., Rayner, M., Mytton, O. and Gray, A., 2009. Modelling income group differences in the health and economic impacts of targeted food taxes and subsidies. Int J Epidemiol, v. 38
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyp214
  • Donaldson, LJ., Rutter, PD., Ellis, BM., Greaves, FEC., Mytton, OT., Pebody, RG. and Yardley, IE., 2009. Mortality from pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza in England: public health surveillance study. BMJ, v. 339
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5213
  • 2008

  • Mytton, OT., Simpson, A., Thompson, AAR., Oram, RA., Darowski, A., Yu, L-M., Collier, DJ. and Pollard, AJ., 2008. Manual assessment of the initial fall in blood pressure after orthostatic challenge at high altitude. Wilderness Environ Med, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1580/07-WEME-OR-097.1
  • 2007

  • Mytton, O., Gray, A., Rayner, M. and Rutter, H., 2007. Could targeted food taxes improve health? J Epidemiol Community Health, v. 61
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2006.047746
  • Mytton, OT., McGready, R., Lee, SJ., Roberts, CH., Ashley, EA., Carrara, VI., Thwai, KL., Jay, MP., Wiangambun, T., Singhasivanon, P. and Nosten, F., 2007. Safety of benzyl benzoate lotion and permethrin in pregnancy: a retrospective matched cohort study. BJOG, v. 114
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2007.01290.x
  • Mytton, OT., Ashley, EA., Peto, L., Price, RN., La, Y., Hae, R., Singhasivanon, P., White, NJ. and Nosten, F., 2007. Electrocardiographic safety evaluation of dihydroartemisinin piperaquine in the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg, v. 77
  • 2005

  • Mytton, O., 2005. Should doctors talk to relatives without a competent patient's consent? J Med Ethics, v. 31
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/jme.2004.006957
  • Conference proceedings

    2018 (No publication date)

  • Penney, T., Adams, J., Briggs, A., Cummins, S., Harrington, R., Monsivais, P., Mytton, O., Rayner, M., Rutter, H., Scarborough, P., Smith, R. and White, M., 2018 (No publication date). Theorising how the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy could impact population level diet and health: development of a multi-sectoral systems map
  • 2018

  • Panter, J., Mytton, O., Sharp, SJ., Brage, S., Cummins, S., Laverty, A., Wijndaele, K. and Ogilvie, D., 2018. Prospective associations between alternatives to the car and cardiovascular disease, cancer and all-cause mortality: Evidence from UK Biobank JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, v. 15
  • 2017

  • Van Spall, HGC., Rahman, T., Mytton, O., Ramasundarahettige, C., Ibrahim, Q., Kabali, C., Coppens, M., Brian Haynes, R. and Connolly, S., 2017. Comparative effectiveness of transitional care services in patients discharged from the hospital with heart failure: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Eur J Heart Fail, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.765
  • 2016

  • Cornelsen, L., Adams, J., Gasparrini, A., Iskander, D., Knai, C., Mytton, O., Petticrew, M., Scott, C., Smith, R., Thompson, C., White, M. and Cummins, S., 2016. Impact of a levy on sales of sugar-sweetened beverages within a national chain of restaurants: interrupted time-series analysis LANCET, v. 388
  • Briggs, ADM., Mytton, OT., Elhussein, A. and Scarborough, P., 2016. Econometric and comparative risk assessment scenario modelling of the proposed UK sugary drink tax on health LANCET, v. 388
  • 2015

  • Van Spall, H., Rahman, T., Mytton, O., Coppens, M., Ibrahim, Q. and Connolly, S., 2015. Comparative effectiveness of transitional care services in patients discharged from hospital with heart failure: a meta-analysis EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, v. 36
  • Books

    2010

  • Woodward, HI., Mytton, OT., Lemer, C., Yardley, IE., Ellis, BM., Rutter, PD., Greaves, FEC., Noble, DJ., Kelley, E. and Wu, AW., 2010. What have we learned about interventions to reduce medical errors?
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.publhealth.012809.103544