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
  • 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 wellbeing 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