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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.

Last modified: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:52:31 GMT

Vacancy: Senior Research Associate/Research Associate

Applications are invited for a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to work across two major NIHR Infrastructures.

Last modified: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:59:19 GMT

North East Public Health Conference 2020

  • Venue: The Stadium of Light, Sunderland
  • Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 08:45:00 GMT

2020 and beyond: time to turn talk into action - prioritising prevention and reducing health inequalities for all

Last modified: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:46:06 GMT

Vacancies in DHSC: Research Fellows in Science, Research and Evidence

These posts will provide senior independent scientific and research expertise within the Science, Research and Evidence (SRE) Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Care.

Last modified: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:25:56 GMT

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.

Last modified: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:29:37 GMT

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.

Last modified: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:15:50 GMT

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.

Last modified: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:11:27 GMT

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.

Last modified: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:36:00 GMT

Baby sleep expertise leads to new bedsharing advice

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

Last modified: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:51:27 GMT

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.

Last modified: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 12:00:37 GMT

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’.

Last modified: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:25:45 GMT

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.

Last modified: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 22:12:48 GMT

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”.

Last modified: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:05:19 GMT

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.

Last modified: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 20:00:58 GMT

‘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.

Last modified: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:10:24 GMT

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.

Last modified: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:23:39 BST

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.

Last modified: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:19:28 BST

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.

Last modified: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:15:47 BST

#beagamechanger toolkit - engage male employees with mental health campaigns

Let’s get talking about mental health

Last modified: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:53:36 BST

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.

Last modified: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:53:40 BST

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.

Last modified: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 09:55:22 BST

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.

Last modified: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:45:05 BST

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.

Last modified: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:07:37 BST

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.

Last modified: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:19:44 BST

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.

Last modified: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:27:49 BST

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.

Last modified: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:34:55 BST

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.

Last modified: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:51:39 BST

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.

Last modified: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:07:02 GMT

Government urged to stay on course with energy drinks ban as report is published

Campaigners and academics who have long warned about the dangers of energy drinks are urging the Government to press ahead with proposals to restrict the sale of them to children.

Last modified: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:24:24 GMT

Urgent action needed to address mental health challenges in the North East

Thousands of people in the North East do not receive the help they need to tackle their mental health problems, concludes a powerful new report.

Last modified: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:21:59 GMT

Major new report connects North’s poor health with poor productivity

Poor health has been linked with the North’s poor productivity for the first time in a major new report led by a Fuse researcher.

Last modified: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:26:53 GMT

People moved onto Universal Credit are fighting to survive

Universal Credit is bad for health and wellbeing, say leading academics from Fuse in a new study commissioned by Gateshead Council.

Last modified: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:28:33 GMT

Bump to Buggy project will help new and expectant mothers to stay active

An innovative new research project is examining ways to help new and expectant mothers in disadvantaged areas stay fit and healthy, both during and after pregnancy.

Last modified: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:30:40 GMT

Energy drinks ban for children a positive step forward – says Fuse academic

A Fuse academic who has long warned about the dangers of energy drinks has welcomed the proposal to ban the sale of them to children.

Last modified: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:34:02 GMT

Fuse secures funding until 2022

Fuse is delighted to confirm sustained funding of the core Fuse administrative posts and research activities thanks to contributions from our partner Universities, secured to March 2022 in the first instance.‌‌‌‌

Last modified: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 22:24:10 GMT

Fuse welcomes two new appointments

Fuse is delighted to announce that it has made two new academic appointments at Newcastle University.

Last modified: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:12:02 BST

Energy drinks ban welcomed by campaigners

A crackdown on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s has been welcomed by a Fuse academic who has long warned about the dangerous impact such drinks have on children.

Last modified: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:11:21 BST

Academic talks energy drinks at Commons Select Committee

Amelia Lake has addressed a House of Commons Select Committee in London on the impact of energy drinks on young people.

Last modified: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:10:40 BST

Efforts to ensure mental health services are smoke free are reaping rewards

Sustained efforts to ensure mental health services are smoke free are reaping rewards for patients, visitors and staff.

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:58 BST

Fuse 2018: Top tips for conference success

On May 8-10, 2018, over 170 delegates and speakers from across Canada, the US, Australia, Europe and beyond will convene in Vancouver for Fuse 2018, the 4th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:57 BST

Fuse Director named as a national leader in public health research

Ashley Adamson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Newcastle University has been appointed as a NIHR Senior Investigator.

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:57 BST

MP invites academic to provide expertise on energy drinks and young people

A Fuse academic has visited Westminster to outline the evidence behind a call for age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks to young people.

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:57 BST

Transforming the NHS

An evaluation of the the Vanguard programme implemented by NHS England has uncovered a great deal of variation in the services provided.

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:57 BST

Jamie Oliver joins call for age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks

Jamie Oliver joins Fuse academics, teachers and the largest education union to call for age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks to kids under 16.

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:39 BST

Experts call for age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks

Academics from Fuse have called for the UK government to consider restricting the sale of energy drinks to under-16s after finding that they are being sold to children ‘cheaper than water and pop’.

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:40 BST

Schools could play a vital role to help prevent mental health problems in young

More needs to be done to provide guidance and support in schools to prevent mental health problems in young people, argues a new report by researchers from the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (Fuse).

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:39 BST