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

Our six research programmes:

Get involved


Is our responsive research and evaluation service. Designed to respond to requests made by our partners working in public health and social care, it helps to find research solutions to address pressing local issues. To find out how, call 01642 342757, email ask@fuse.ac.uk, or visit the AskFuse section of the website.

Find out more

More information about Fuse Governance including our communications and knowledge exchange, impact and collaboration strategies.

Explore our site and if you share our passion for research and evidence-based public health, let us know - we welcome dialogue and collaboration on public health research and knowledge translation with all sectors.

If you have any questions about Fuse, or want to find out more, please contact us by email info@fuse.ac.uk.