Fuse - the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

Fuse is a unique partnership of public health researchers across the five universities in North East England, including Teesside. The collaboration undertakes world-class research to transform health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. It supports the translation of this research into practice nationally and internationally and builds research capacity.

Further information

Further information about Fuse:

Fuse at Teesside University

Fuse is capacity building to develop the researchers of the future, and under that umbrella the School of Health & Social Care has supported a number of PhD students through their studies.

Teesside University has strengthened its commitment to Fuse and this collaborative style of working by appointing Dr Amelia Lake, Associate Director of Fuse and Reader in Public Health Nutrition.

The School of Health & Social Care has become a hub for Fuse Knowledge Exchange, incorporating Dr Peter van der Graaf, Knowledge Exchange Broker and NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow, Lesley Haley, AskFuse Research Associate, Dr Mandy Cheetham, Research Associate and embedded researcher in Gateshead Council, and Mark Welford, Communications Officer

Peter van der Graaf and Lesley Haley manage AskFuse, the rapid response of and evaluation service of Fuse, which supports collaborative research projects between academics and policy and practice partners.

The NIHR School for Public Health Research

Fuse is also one of eight academic centres of public health excellence in England, making up the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research (SPHR). As part of the Fuse collaboration, Teesside University will benefit from significant research funding through SPHR until 2022 to tackle the big health challenges of the future.

On video: Askfuse - responsive research & evaluation facility Open larger version

Further information about Fuse can be found on the Fuse website or on the award-winning blog Fuse Open Science Blog. You can also follow Fuse on Twitter or Facebook.