In this blog, we share lessons from working with local authorities on the development of action learning sets (bringing people together to reflect on research evidence) when they are faced with the many challenges of COVID-19.
One year on, C-WorKS remains an established and constant source of information to find answers and support.
Following a record year in 2020 for alcohol deaths, campaigners are calling on the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in England, as a new study shows that the policy is having a lasting impact.
A new study has shown that a ‘50p per unit’ policy on alcohol prices in Scotland is having a lasting impact on reducing consumption in some of the heaviest-drinking households.
Fuse researchers joined Public Health England (PHE) in an event to support efforts to tackle obesity through the planning system.
As a Public Health Analyst, you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for delivering an effective Health Intelligence service supporting public health delivery in a specific area of England.
Durham University is seeking a fixed-term Research Assistant to join an established team of researchers across Durham, Sheffield and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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Abstract submissions are invited for Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, to be held as a virtual conference on November 26, 2021.
Academics from Fuse are part of UK-wide team that will be the first to comprehensively evaluate the impacts and costs of Universal Credit on mental health and health inequalities.
The NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is accepting expressions of interest from Local Authorities that have initiatives in need of research and evaluation.
Young people have shared personal diaries of their experiences around COVID-19, as part of an in-depth study to assess the wider social impacts of the virus on children and young people from North East England.
Fuse is offering six exciting opportunities through this year's NIHR School for Public health Research (SPHR) summer internship scheme.
Exploring opportunities to improve the food and drink environment in UK secondary schools.
New film looks behind the scenes of 'Credit', a play based on stories and experiences of people living on Universal Credit which builds on research commissioned by Gateshead Council in partnership with Fuse.
Registration now open for the NIHR SPHR seventh Annual Scientific Meeting
NIHR NENC ARC announce the launch of their Open Funding Competition for 2021.
In today's Fuse blog Maisie Rowland, Research Assistant from Newcastle University, shares her experience as an embedded researcher at Newcastle City Council, working with food banks and the impact of Covid-19.
An analysis of interventions for preventing obesity in children has revealed a strong bias towards interventions that aim to change individual "lifestyle" behaviours.
In today's Fuse blog Angela Broadbridge shares the learning from her time at Fulfilling Lives Newcastle Gateshead building collaborative relationships with Fuse to bring the voice of lived experience and community learning into research.
Austerity-style reductions to welfare benefits have detrimental effects on mental health, particularly for more vulnerable groups in society who are also most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
NENC CRN has now launched its 'targeting health needs' bidding process
The NIHR Academy has launched a pilot pre-doctoral fellowship scheme for those working in local authorities and local authority supporting services.
Many people experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol problems, mental ill health, and repeat offending die early because they become desensitised to death through suffering vast loss and lack of hope, new research has revealed.
It will come as no surprise that our chart of the five most-read posts on the Fuse Open Science Blog is dominated by one topic: COVID-19. But who took the Number 1 spot?
Congratulations to PhD researcher Cassey Muir, who won the School for Public Health Research (SPHR) 3-Minute Thesis Competition.
Notifications are now on the NIHR website of their intention to offer pre-doctoral and doctoral fellowships in 2021 to individuals based within local authorities and LA commissioned services.
The North has been hit harder than the rest of the country during COVID-19 and this has increased inequality in England, a new report co-authored by a Fuse academic has revealed.
Fuse Senior Investigator Professor Clare Bambra has been awarded just over £900,000 to investigate regional health inequalities in North and South England.
Evidence given by a Fuse academic has been cited in a report calling on the Government to provide financial support to people waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.
Are you interested in the development and maintenance of natural environments and their contribution to urban health, focussed on Newcastle and Gateshead?
A UK wide collaboration, led by Fuse, has been awarded prestigious funding to pilot a new national scheme that will enable Local Authorities to rapidly evaluate work aiming to improve health and tackle inequalities in their areas.
A new play based on ground-breaking research into Universal Credit aims to help people understand the impact of the latest and biggest change to the benefits system.
Following the launch of the Government’s strategy for obesity today, Fuse and the British Dietetic Association (BDA) have expressed frustration at the lack of action on energy drink sales to children.
Fuse senior investigator Professor Clare Bambra has emphasised the importance of pursuing green, inclusive growth strategies and avoiding austerity measures, to stop deepening the country’s already significant health inequalities.
A Fuse academic has addressed a House of Commons Select Committee on the impact of Universal Credit and the problems that claimants experience during the wait for a first payment.
C-WorKS is an exciting new hub to support the collation and sharing of knowledge and intelligence across the North East and Yorkshire about the impacts of COVID-19, and the response to this, on non-COVID related disease and death.
Members of the Fuse Health Inequalities research programme from Durham University are working with two disability charities to create physical activity resources to improve disabled people’s health and wellbeing.
Study recruitment call for all staff working in a UK hospital
Loss of smell and taste has officially been recognised in the UK as a symptom of COVID-19, putting us in line with Europe, America and the World Health Organisation.
It is with huge disappointment that we have to announce the postponement of the 5th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
The Food Foundation is working at national level to help ensure that food insecurity is tackled during the COVID-19 crisis.
Late breaking call for abstracts: Food insecurity since the COVID-19 crisis in the UK
People who have recently experienced loss of smell are being urged to participate in a survey as a new global research group investigates the symptom as a marker of COVID-19.
To conduct elements of an Evidence Review into homelessness in Newcastle
The aim of this pan-European survey is to link alcohol intake to experiences regarding the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on physical activity behaviour of people in the North East England.
Fuse Associate John Mooney has been awarded a prestigious President’s Medal by The Faculty of Public Health (FPH), an organisation of up to 4,000 public health professionals across the UK and around the world.
Fourth keynote speaker confirmed and programme announced for the 5th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
Professor Brian Ferguson has been appointed as the new NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme Director.
Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
We are encouraging academics with relevant research expertise to sign up to a COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database.
National consultant Helen Walters will share her experience, insights and work to bring together public health practice and research in a keynote for the Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
A Fuse academic whose research and campaigns are driven by a desire to improve the health of the public has been included in a prestigious national power list.
Fuse research has been used to inform new national guidance supporting local authorities to use planning powers to improve health and reduce inequalities in their communities.
The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East & North Cumbria is pleased to invite original and high quality research proposals focused upon regional health and care priorities.
Fuse is delighted to announce that the call for abstracts is now open for the International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
Professor Greta Defeyter from Northumbria University has been listed as one of The Big Issue's Top 100 Changemakers for 2020 for her research work making a positive impact on society.
Research by baby sleep experts at Durham University has led to new international guidance on bedsharing.
Fuse welcomed an internationally-renowned professor to look at ways in which science and policy can come together to affect change.
In what was another great year for the Fuse blog you may not have had the opportunity to read all 40 posts, so we've picked out the Top 5 ‘bestsellers’.
Fuse is delighted to announce two keynote speakers for next year’s International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health, with more exciting names to follow in the New Year.
Fuse researchers were among a select few chosen to present at an international conference showcasing “exceptional talent and creativity in the UK Public Health research community”.
Fuse is delighted to announce that the Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health will make a welcome return to North East England next year.
A new study, involving Fuse experts and published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.
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.
Leading experts say a Government crackdown on energy drinks does not go far enough, following the publication of a highly anticipated report.
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.
Let’s get talking about mental health
Researchers from Fuse have joined forces with other leading experts in response to worsening health inequalities between the North and the rest of England.
Experts from Fuse are leading a national project to address health inequalities in the country and focus on the prevention of poor health.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers from Fuse continue to work with NHS Trusts to promote new methods of encouraging pregnant women not to smoke.
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.
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.