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.

Green Infrastructure for Community Wellbeing

Are you interested in the development and maintenance of natural environments and their contribution to urban health, focussed on Newcastle and Gateshead?

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition

Working with Fuse Director Professor Ashley Adamson to undertake research and teaching in nutrition within the Population Health Science Institute and in Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence (NUCoRE) in Healthier Lives.

New national scheme to provide rapid research evidence to Local Authorities

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.

Play based on research into the impact of the benefits system

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.

Frustration at lack of action on energy drink sales to children

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.

Green and inclusive growth strategies can support our recovery from Covid-19

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.

Academic gives evidence about Universal Credit before Commons Select Committee

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.

New knowledge hub launched to capture the consequences of COVID-19

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.

Improving the health and wellbeing of disabled people in times of crisis

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.

Wellbeing of Healthcare and Hospital Workers During and After the CV-19 Pandemic

Study recruitment call for all staff working in a UK hospital

Loss of smell and taste added to COVID-19 symptoms

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.

Fuse International Conference postponed to 2021

It is with huge disappointment that we have to announce the postponement of the 5th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

Food insecurity in your area during the COVID-19 crisis - questionnaire

The Food Foundation is working at national level to help ensure that food insecurity is tackled during the COVID-19 crisis.

ENUF conference - late call for abstracts

Late breaking call for abstracts: Food insecurity since the COVID-19 crisis in the UK

Fuse experts join global study into COVID-19 loss of smell

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.

Invitation to tender for Evidence Review into homelessness in Newcastle

To conduct elements of an Evidence Review into homelessness in Newcastle

SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and alcohol consumption

The aim of this pan-European survey is to link alcohol intake to experiences regarding the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Physical Activity Behaviour during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on physical activity behaviour of people in the North East England.

Tackling alcohol misuse leads to President’s prize

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.

Registration open for the Fuse International Conference 2020

Fourth keynote speaker confirmed and programme announced for the 5th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

New NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme Director appointed

Professor Brian Ferguson has been appointed as the new NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme Director.

UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Outbreak Parliamentary Expert Database

We are encouraging academics with relevant research expertise to sign up to a COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database.

Former health adviser to the London Mayor confirmed to speak at Fuse conference

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.

Fuse professor highlighted in national power list

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.

New guidance on using planning powers to promote healthy active environments

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.

NIHR ARC NENC Open Funding Competition 2020

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.

Submit your abstracts for the Fuse Knowledge Exchange conference 2020

Fuse is delighted to announce that the call for abstracts is now open for the International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

The Big Issue names Fuse Associate as one of the UK's Top 100 Changemakers

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.

Baby sleep expertise leads to new bedsharing advice

Research by baby sleep experts at Durham University has led to new international guidance on bedsharing.

International research trip leads to further collaboration

Fuse welcomed an internationally-renowned professor to look at ways in which science and policy can come together to affect change.

Now that's what I call blogging 2019

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’.

Keynote speakers confirmed for Fuse Knowledge Exchange conference in 2020

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 well represented at prestigious Lancet conference

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 to host international Knowledge Exchange conference in 2020

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.

‘Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

A new study, involving Fuse experts and published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.

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.