Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Clinical Research Fellow







Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus






Jonathan completed his medical training at the University of Oxford and was subsequently awarded a NIHR Academic Foundation Programme (Oxford) and a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship  (Imperial College London) during his Public Health Clinical Training in London. He was awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship at Imperial College London in 2019.

Throughout his clinical training, Jonathan has continued an active research portfolio, publishing regularly in top journals including Nature, Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology, BMJ, Plos Medicine and Circulation. This has included regular media work, translating science to the public and policy makers through regular media appearances including on the BBC, radio 4 Today Programme and the New York Times. Jonathan has developed  several collaborations (many ongoing) with Harvard, Tufts University, Northwestern University, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Liverpool, St George’s University, London, and Imperial College.  

Jonathan's current research has two areas of focus. Firstly, he is estimating the changing nature of patients with diabetes and complications that they face. This builds on past work estimating increased risk of infections and cancer in patients with diabetes. Secondly, I use simulation models to estimate health, economic and equity outcomes of different population level policies aiming to improve health behaviours, predominantly diet and other modifiable risk factors. This work focuses upon cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, and comparing interventions at population or individual level.

Jonny has broad public health experience across health service and policy portfolio spanning central and local government, the NHS and health protection. Most recently he was seconded to the Department of Health and Social Care as Editor-in-Chief of the Chief Medical Officer’s 2018 Annual Report, Better Health Within Reach. As well as providing advice on several policy areas, Jonathan led the development of the report from the outset including scoping, commissioning chapters, writing the summary chapter, developing and negotiating and ‘landing’ the report recommendations with stakeholders in and outside of government. He continues to be involved on the delivery of the recommendation from this report to develop a new composite health index for government.

Jonny is also vice-Chair of the Royal Society for Public Health and has several advisory roles across health.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

d'Arcy JL, Coffey S, Loudon MA, et al., 2016, Large-scale community echocardiographic screening reveals a major burden of undiagnosed valvular heart disease in older people: the OxVALVE Population Cohort Study, European Heart Journal, Vol:37, ISSN:0195-668X, Pages:3515-3522

Pearson-Stuttard J, Hooton W, Critchley J, et al., 2016, Cost-effectiveness analysis of eliminating industrial and all trans fats in England and Wales: modelling study, Journal of Public Health, ISSN:1741-3842

Pearson-Stuttard J, Blundell S, Harris T, et al., 2016, Diabetes and infection: assessing the association with glycaemic control in population-based studies, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Vol:4, ISSN:2213-8587, Pages:148-158

Pearson-Stuttard J, Modeling Future Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the United States: National Trends and Racial and Ethnic Disparities., Circulation, ISSN:0009-7322

Afshin A, Penalvo J, Del Gobbo L, et al., 2015, CVD Prevention Through Policy: a Review of Mass Media, Food/Menu Labeling, Taxation/Subsidies, Built Environment, School Procurement, Worksite Wellness, and Marketing Standards to Improve Diet, Current Cardiology Reports, Vol:17, ISSN:1523-3782

Allen K, Pearson-Stuttard J, Hooton W, et al., 2015, Potential of trans fats policies to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from coronary heart disease in England: cost effectiveness modelling study, Bmj, Pages:h4583-h4583

Pearson-Stuttard J, Critchley J, Capewell S, et al., 2015, Quantifying the socio-economic benefits of reducing industrial dietary trans fats: modelling study, PLOS One, Vol:10, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:e0132524-e0132524

Spiers L, Singh Mohal J, Pearson-Stuttard J, et al., 2015, Recognition of the deteriorating patient, Bmj Quality Improvement Reports, Vol:4, Pages:u206777.w2734-u206777.w2734

Pearson-Stuttard J, Bajekal M, Scholes S, et al., 2012, Recent UK trends in the unequal burden of coronary heart disease, Heart, Vol:98, ISSN:1355-6037, Pages:1573-1582

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