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”.
The Lancet’s prestigious event Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health was held in London on November 29.
Dr Mandy Cheetham, Research Associate at Teesside University and co-lead of the Fuse Translational research programme, was one of only 15 oral presentations to be chosen from the 180 abstracts submitted.
Dr Cheetham and Clare Humble (pictured below), from Newcastle City Council, presented the Local Authority Champions of Research (LACoR) study which aims to test new methodological approaches to evidence use in local government to address public health priorities, using a whole-system approach.
The collaborative project funded by The Health Foundation involves researchers from Teesside and Newcastle Universities working with three UK Local Authorities, and learning from an embedded researcher working in local government. It is co-authored by Fuse Director Professor Ashley Adamson and Dr Peter van der Graaf, AskFuse Research Manager.
Fuse associate Fatemeh Eskandari (pictured right with Ashley Adamson), PhD student at Teesside University, was awarded the first prize for her poster presentation Twitter conversations about food poverty: an analysis supplemented with Google Trends analysis.
Other Fuse members submitted posters about their work, the topics highlighting the breadth of research. Their abstracts are now published in a special edition of the journal.
Reducing hazardous alcohol consumption: an evidence synthesis - Fiona Beyer, Eileen Kaner
Alcohol brief interventions for male remand prisoners: a mixed-methods feasibility and acceptability study - Jennifer Ferguson, Dorothy Newbury-Birch
A natural experimental evaluation of the effect of universal infant free school meals on key stage 1 pupil's dietary intake in northeast England: a pilot study - Suzanne Spence, Lorraine McSweeney, Ashley Adamson.
The NIHR School for Public Health Research and The Lancet sponsored prizes at the conference.
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