Public Involvement and Engagement Group

he Fuse Public Involvement and Engagement Group (PIEG) focuses on enhancing the quality of the research undertaken within Fuse through promoting the depth and means of involvement of the public and communities.

The work of the PIEG includes acting as a resource to provide public involvement expertise to Fuse, developing links to wider networks of public involvement groups and liaising with other research bodies such as the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR), the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for North East and North Cumbria (ARC NENC), Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE), and a local third sector organisation (Changing Lives) specialising in project work involving under-served populations.

The Group is co-chaired by Fuse public partner Victoria Bartle alongside Susan Carr, Professor of Public Health Research in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at Northumbria University and Fuse Associate Director. Susan provides overall leadership for public engagement within Fuse and the Centre’s membership of the SPHR.

Terms of Reference (February 2023)


Membership of the Public Involvement and Engagement Group

Susan Carr, Chair, PIEG Co-Chair
Fuse Associate Director, Northumbria University

Victoria Bartle, PIEG Co-Chair
Fuse Public Partner

Eleanor Anderson, Fuse Public Involvement
and Engagement Manager, Newcastle University

Greta Brunskill, North East & North Cumbria
VCSE Health and Wellbeing Research
Partnerships Coordinator, VONNE 
(Voluntary Organisations' Network North East)

Sarah Charlton, Embedded Learning Lead
Changing Futures, Northumbria University

Christina Cooper, Lecturer
Northumbria University

Fiona Duncan, Research Associate
Newcastle University

Pamela Graham, Assistant Professor
Northumbria University

Lesley Haley, AskFuse Research Associate
Teesside University

Agata Robertson, Fuse Manager
Newcastle University

Lesley Scott, Senior Lecturer
University of Sunderland

Felicity Shenton, Public Involvement and
Community Engagement Manager,
NIHR Applied Research Collaboration

North East & North Cumbria

Mark Welford, Fuse Communications Manager
Teesside University

Cheryl Wiscombe, Research Administrator
Newcastle University