Professor Charlie Foster OBE
Professor Charlie Foster, PhD is a global leader in systematic reviews and meta-analysis of the evidence base for physical activity, with reviews on epidemiology, correlates, interventions and evaluation of natural experiments. With over one hundred research publications including the Lancet, BMJ, and Cochrane Collaboration, he was asked to co-author the 2011 UK Chief Medical Officer physical activity guidelines. Charlie is a leader of physical activity and public health in the UK and was asked to present his research to the UK Parliament’s 2014 All-Party Commission on Physical Activity. He has global policy and advocacy experience working with WHO, EC, and CDC USA. He is the Chair of the new 2015 CMO UK expert committee for physical activity.