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Alfred Rütten
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Alfred Rütten is Senior Professor at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany. Previously, he served as head of the Division of Public Health and Physical Activity and as director of the first WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity and Public Health in Europe. In 2013 he received an honorary doctorate from the Lithuanian Sports University. He led several cross-national research and development projects on behalf of the European Commission and WHO.  He also has been the coordinator of a BMBF-funded research network on capabilities for active lifestyle and interactive knowledge-to-action – Capital4Health.  Most recently he published on “researchers as policy entrepreneurs” and on “cooperative planning” and “structural change” in health promotion.