People

Fuse is directed by Ashley Adamson (pictured), Professor of public health nutrition at Newcastle University. Carolyn Summerbell, Principal of John Snow College and Professor of Human Nutrition at Durham University, is deputy director.

The Centre employs academic staff across the five universities in North East England, as well as a support team including a Centre Manager, Communications Officer and Askfuse Research Manager. We also employ research staff across the region and have a PhD student network.

Fuse has over 200 Associate Members based in academia and policy and practice partner organisations.

The day-to-day work of Fuse is overseen by a centre management group (CMG), and a research strategy group (RSG) of the research programme leads and deputies. Strategic direction is managed by a centre strategy board (CSB), which includes five independent scientific and policy advisors and is independently chaired by Professor Peter Kelly, Centre Director of Public Health England (PHE) North East.

Fuse has a number of other groups, which help manage specific functions. These include a Communications Group and Knowledge Exchange Group. There are dedicated academic leads for capacity building and Public and Practitioner Involvement.

More information about the Fuse governance can be found in the 'About' Section.