NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit at UCL


Russell Viner

Russell Viner OPRU
Russell Viner is a Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health and co-directs the Healthy Weight Policy Research Unit. He is a paediatrician and adolescent physician working with young people with diabetes at University College Hospital. He has significant ‘hands-on’ experience within the NHS, having been Clinical Director in a busy teaching hospital and clinical director for children and young people for the NHS across London. Prof Viner received his MBBS from the University of Queensland in 1996, his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1997 and assumed presidency of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in March 2018. Prof Viner’s research focuses on population health, policy and health services for children and young people, with a particular focus on obesity.