Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, brings together the five North East Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside in a unique collaboration to deliver world-class research to improve health and wellbeing and tackle inequalities.

Vacancy: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Post Doctoral Research Associate in Anthropology of Health and Sport and Exercise Sciences

Vacancy: Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Public Health

This is an exciting new full-time Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Public Health post to work jointly in academic and service roles.

The Bennett Prospect Prize 2019

The Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge is holding a £10,000 early career prize for public policy research.

Minimum pricing policy appears to have cut spending on alcohol in Scotland

The introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland appears to have been successful in reducing the amount of alcohol purchased and, by inference, consumption by households.

Energy drinks ban to under 16s welcomed but more must be done

Leading experts say a Government crackdown on energy drinks does not go far enough, following the publication of a highly anticipated report.

Combining diet with physical activity interventions can reduce child obesity

Strategies that include diet combined with physical activity interventions can reduce the risk of obesity in young children but there is less evidence for this in teenagers.

Experts announce alliance to tackle worsening North-South health divide

Researchers from Fuse have joined forces with other leading experts in response to worsening health inequalities between the North and the rest of England.

Multi-million pound investment to improve region’s health

Experts from Fuse are leading a national project to address health inequalities in the country and focus on the prevention of poor health.

Energy drinks research takes Fuse academic to California

A Fuse academic will speak about her research into energy drinks, nutrition and public health at an invitation-only science conference in the United States.

Health in hard times: austerity and health inequalities

A new book by Fuse Professor Clare Bambra shows how austerity has impacted on health and wellbeing in the UK and explores its repercussions for social inequalities in health.

Chief Scientific Advisor praises Fuse research responding to local needs

One of the government's top scientific advisors visited representatives from Fuse and Public Health South Tees, to understand how research can help address the public health challenges in Teesside, including promoting healthier diets.

Support to help stub out smoking during pregnancy

Researchers from Fuse continue to work with NHS Trusts to promote new methods of encouraging pregnant women not to smoke.

UK Public Health Science 2019 - call for abstracts

A call for abstracts has been announced for The Lancet Public Health Science 2019: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, to be held in London, UK on November 29, 2019.

Report reveals legacy of Fuse and the other public health research centres

By building capacity and capability in public health research, a report shows how the legacy of a UK-wide network of centres of excellence has helped fuel future public health and prevention research.

Tackling the obesity crisis by shrinking fish and chips

A smaller portion of fish and chips has been embraced by takeaway owners and customers, research has found and may well be healthier for us.

Government urged to stay on course with energy drinks ban as report is published

Campaigners and academics who have long warned about the dangers of energy drinks are urging the Government to press ahead with proposals to restrict the sale of them to children.

Urgent action needed to address mental health challenges in the North East

Thousands of people in the North East do not receive the help they need to tackle their mental health problems, concludes a powerful new report.

Major new report connects North’s poor health with poor productivity

Poor health has been linked with the North’s poor productivity for the first time in a major new report led by a Fuse researcher.

People moved onto Universal Credit are fighting to survive

Universal Credit is bad for health and wellbeing, say leading academics from Fuse in a new study commissioned by Gateshead Council.

Bump to Buggy project will help new and expectant mothers to stay active

An innovative new research project is examining ways to help new and expectant mothers in disadvantaged areas stay fit and healthy, both during and after pregnancy.

Energy drinks ban for children a positive step forward – says Fuse academic

A Fuse academic who has long warned about the dangers of energy drinks has welcomed the proposal to ban the sale of them to children.

Fuse secures funding until 2022

Fuse is delighted to confirm sustained funding of the core Fuse administrative posts and research activities thanks to contributions from our partner Universities, secured to March 2022 in the first instance.‌‌‌‌

Fuse welcomes two new appointments

Fuse is delighted to announce that it has made two new academic appointments at Newcastle University.

Energy drinks ban welcomed by campaigners

A crackdown on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s has been welcomed by a Fuse academic who has long warned about the dangerous impact such drinks have on children.

Academic talks energy drinks at Commons Select Committee

Amelia Lake has addressed a House of Commons Select Committee in London on the impact of energy drinks on young people.

Efforts to ensure mental health services are smoke free are reaping rewards

Sustained efforts to ensure mental health services are smoke free are reaping rewards for patients, visitors and staff.

Fuse 2018: Top tips for conference success

On May 8-10, 2018, over 170 delegates and speakers from across Canada, the US, Australia, Europe and beyond will convene in Vancouver for Fuse 2018, the 4th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

Fuse Director named as a national leader in public health research

Ashley Adamson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Newcastle University has been appointed as a NIHR Senior Investigator.

MP invites academic to provide expertise on energy drinks and young people

A Fuse academic has visited Westminster to outline the evidence behind a call for age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks to young people.

Transforming the NHS

An evaluation of the the Vanguard programme implemented by NHS England has uncovered a great deal of variation in the services provided.

Jamie Oliver joins call for age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks

Jamie Oliver joins Fuse academics, teachers and the largest education union to call for age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks to kids under 16.

Experts call for age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks

Academics from Fuse have called for the UK government to consider restricting the sale of energy drinks to under-16s after finding that they are being sold to children ‘cheaper than water and pop’.

Schools could play a vital role to help prevent mental health problems in young

More needs to be done to provide guidance and support in schools to prevent mental health problems in young people, argues a new report by researchers from the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (Fuse).