About us

Fuse is:

  • The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
  • A virtual centre, operating across five universities in north-east England: Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside
  • One of five UK Public Health Research Centres of Excellence
  • Supported with core funding from the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Economic & Social Research Council, Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research, under the aegis of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC)
  • Launched in June 2008
  • Connected with partners from across all sectors involved in public health
  • Led by Professors Ashley Adamson (Director) and Carolyn Summerbell (Deputy Director)
  • A founding member of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
  • Our name and not an acronym, so please don’t put us in CAPITALS!

Our mission and aims

Fuse’s mission is to transform health and well-being and reduce health inequalities through the conduct of world-class public health research and its translation into value-for-money policy and practice

Our three broad aims are to:

  • Deliver world-class public health research
  • Build sustainable capacity
  • Build effective and lasting partnerships