Fuse has a partnership structure incorporating the five North East universities and their policy and practice partners, with a hub at Newcastle University’s Institute of Health & Society. The Centre is steered strategically by a Centre Strategy Board and managed by a Centre Management Group and a Research Strategy Group. Fuse has established two groups to lead on cross-cutting issues that contribute significantly to its mission: the Knowledge Exchange Group and the Communications Group. Capacity building is overseen by the Fuse Postgraduate Tutor and through liaison with the North East School for Public Health. We have a dedicated lead for Public and Practitioner Involvement.