Over 50% of people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) in the north of England live with food insecurity, new research co-hosted by Fuse has found.
Experts in public health and social medicine will gather in Newcastle on Wednesday 6 September for a three-day international conference which will cover some of the most pressing issues facing global population health.
Complex stories of homelessness, as told through the experiences of women in the North East of England, are the focus of a study led by Joanne McGrath, a third year Fuse PhD student based at Northumbria University.
In the fourth episode of the Fuse podcast, public partner Cheryl Blake speaks with Emma Adams, NIHR Mental Health Research Fellow, about meaningfully embedding people’s experiences within health research.
The NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is funding up to 10 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral launching fellowships as part of its initiative to build capacity in public health research.
Ashley Adamson is to lead a new Research Support Service (RSS) Public Health Specialist Centre, that will work with local authorities and other organisations to support public health research nationwide.
Surveys to collect the views of physiotherapists and individuals with Parkinson’s as well as carers and family members.
A world-leading expert on health inequalities will be presenting a report and evidence to the independent public inquiry into the Covid pandemic on Friday 16 June.
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the Society for Social Medicine & Population Health 67th Annual Scientific Meeting.
Congratulations to our Fuse podcast group who won not one but TWO awards at the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) awards.
In the third episode of the Fuse podcast, public partner Victoria Bartle speaks to doctoral student Joanne McGrath about her research into women’s experiences of homelessness and the very real impact this can have on health.
Fuse has joined forces with health and care organisations across the North East to create a new resource to make the complex research landscape more accessible and easy to understand.
A new report co-authored by an academic from Fuse has found a worrying pattern of lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and worse health and wellbeing in the North of England.
A Fuse academic is leading on work to identify how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can be better detected and managed.
Professor Ashley Adamson has been reappointed as a Senior Investigator by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).
Research by a Fuse team at Teesside University has shown that offering 'treat' foods as a reward to inpatients in healthcare settings could be contributing to obesity issues.
People from different walks of life have revealed what 'health inequalities' mean to them in work co-led by members of the public and Fuse researchers at Newcastle University.
Fuse is proud to be co-hosting this year’s Society for Social Medicine (SSM) & Population Health 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held on campus at Newcastle University.
In the latest episode of the Fuse podcast we are delighted to welcome Eugene Milne, Honorary Emeritus Professor of Public Health and retired Director of Public Health for Newcastle upon Tyne, who was recently awarded an MBE.
Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the first ever Fuse Awards at Durham University and a huge congratulations to our winners and those shortlisted.
Eugene Milne, Honorary Emeritus Professor of Public Health and recently retired Director of Public Health (DPH) for Newcastle upon Tyne, has been appointed MBE for services to Public Health and Wellbeing.
In the first episode, host and Fuse Public Partner Victoria Bartle speaks to doctoral student Cassey Muir about her research on social and emotional resilience in children and young people affected by parental substance use.
Fuse is delighted to be working with the NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria (CRN NENC) on a project to further develop the support that it can offer to public health research.
We are delighted to invite nominations for the Fuse Awards, our annual celebration of the outstanding contribution Fuse members make to the continued success of the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.
Congratulations to Fuse research lead Dr Nicola Heslehurst who has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees for the UK Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO).
Fuse is leading one of six UK public health research teams that are supporting local government to rapidly evaluate initiatives that aim to improve health in their communities - part of a £15m NIHR scheme that can be accessed now.
Fuse researchers from the NIHR School for Public Health Research have found that COVID-19 related deaths across the world were higher in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, in a new international review in the Lancet Public Health.
Fuse is delighted to be collaborating with local authority partners in the North East who have been awarded £5m to fund the development of research capabilities over the next five years, to help tackle health inequalities.
Experts at Fuse and Public Health Wales have highlighted unfair differences in pregnancy outcomes and the critical role that maternity services can play in identifying and adapting approaches for those parents in higher risk groups.
Relaxed measures which made it easier for businesses to trade as takeaways during the COVID-19 pandemic did provide vital support, but also led to issues around food hygiene and waste, new research has found.
Gateshead Council has taken a blanket ban approach to new applications for fast food takeaways, to improve health and tackle childhood obesity.
Two Fuse academics at Teesside University have shared their personal experience of working part-time while forging a successful academic career in a new book.
A new report shows that a parallel pandemic of mental ill health has hit the North of England with a £2bn cost to the country at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers are working with members of the Black community to develop and run workshops to raise awareness of prostate cancer risk and encourage men to get help early.
Fuse is delighted to have awarded funding to help disseminate research looking at people's experiences of using ‘The Little Orange Book’ (LOB) which provides expert advice on helping babies and young children when they are poorly.
Discover how a Fuse collaboration between Newcastle University and Public Health Wales has helped to determine how socioeconomic inequalities affect health in pregnancy.
Smoking kills. But on World No Tobacco Day 2022 (May 31) North East campaigners are warning that tobacco and tobacco companies are killing the planet and harming the beaches and environment in the region.
A new book by a Fuse expert at Newcastle University looks at how where we live influences our health – for better and for worse.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of our discounted rates for the Conference themed “Learning from Setbacks and Successes”.
A project supported by Fuse will see clinical psychologists employed within general practices serving disadvantaged communities in North East England, in order to improve care.
Fuse is collaborating on a new study, which is the first of its kind in the UK, to learn more about adults living with food insecurity and Severe Mental Illness (SMI) in Northern England.
Research into the way junk food is advertised on bus shelters has revealed a major loophole, which Fuse public health experts say needs tightening.
Professor Clare Bambra has been named among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the National Institute for Health Research.
Congratulations to Fuse research lead Sheena Ramsay who has been awarded a Personal Chair at Newcastle University as a Professor in Public Health & Epidemiology.
A ban on outdoor advertising of junk food shown to have success in London could also be used to tackle diet-related-diseases in the North East.
In the latest Fuse blog post Louis Goffe, Research Associate, NIHR Policy Research Unit in Behavioural Science, explores vaccine misinformation, the infodemic, involving the public and advocacy.
Researchers have published practical guidance on how to reduce health inequalities to put health needs at the heart of the Government’s levelling up agenda.
A major new report out today paints a stark picture of inequality for children growing up in the North of England post-pandemic compared to those in the rest of the country.
Young people from North East England have co-created a new film exploring their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is accepting expressions of interest from Local Authorities that have initiatives in need of research and evaluation.
New research that aimed to understand why people were reluctant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine has found that more people would get vaccinated if they thought the virus posed a significant risk to them.
One of Middlesbrough’s leading health experts has secured funding with the support of Fuse to develop his research on the impact of advertising on public wellbeing.
Writing for The Conversation, Fuse Associates Dr Duika Burges Watson and Professor Vincent Deary discuss how COVID smell loss can have profound effects on life, from weight change to intimacy barriers.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced that Fuse will be a member of a prestigious collaboration bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise.
Spending cuts to Sure Start Children’s Centres taking place since 2010 are associated with increased prevalence of obesity at school reception, Fuse co-authored research has found.
In his third Fuse blog post about the pandemic, John Mooney, Consultant in Public Health at NHS Grampian, calls for a cautious approach on the easing of restrictions.
Could a focus on fun, exploration and creativity in local strategy make for a greener and more active environment?
In the latest Fuse blog post Jack Nicholls, Lecturer in Social Work at Northumbria University explores philosophy, lockdown and liberty ahead of so called 'Freedom Day' in England.
The National Food Strategy today called on the Government to commit to a historic package of reforms to build a better food system for a healthier nation.
Intersectionality arguably holds great potential to understand and tackle health inequalities. But what do researchers and those working in policy and practice in this area actually think about the approach?
In this blog, we share lessons from working with local authorities on the development of action learning sets (bringing people together to reflect on research evidence) when they are faced with the many challenges of COVID-19.
One year on, C-WorKS remains an established and constant source of information to find answers and support.
Following a record year in 2020 for alcohol deaths, campaigners are calling on the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in England, as a new study shows that the policy is having a lasting impact.
A new study has shown that a ‘50p per unit’ policy on alcohol prices in Scotland is having a lasting impact on reducing consumption in some of the heaviest-drinking households.
Fuse researchers joined Public Health England (PHE) in an event to support efforts to tackle obesity through the planning system.
As a Public Health Analyst, you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for delivering an effective Health Intelligence service supporting public health delivery in a specific area of England.
Abstract submissions are invited for Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, to be held as a virtual conference on November 26, 2021.
Academics from Fuse are part of UK-wide team that will be the first to comprehensively evaluate the impacts and costs of Universal Credit on mental health and health inequalities.
The NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is accepting expressions of interest from Local Authorities that have initiatives in need of research and evaluation.
Young people have shared personal diaries of their experiences around COVID-19, as part of an in-depth study to assess the wider social impacts of the virus on children and young people from North East England.
Fuse is offering six exciting opportunities through this year's NIHR School for Public health Research (SPHR) summer internship scheme.
New film looks behind the scenes of 'Credit', a play based on stories and experiences of people living on Universal Credit which builds on research commissioned by Gateshead Council in partnership with Fuse.
Registration now open for the NIHR SPHR seventh Annual Scientific Meeting
NIHR NENC ARC announce the launch of their Open Funding Competition for 2021.
In today's Fuse blog Maisie Rowland, Research Assistant from Newcastle University, shares her experience as an embedded researcher at Newcastle City Council, working with food banks and the impact of Covid-19.
An analysis of interventions for preventing obesity in children has revealed a strong bias towards interventions that aim to change individual "lifestyle" behaviours.
In today's Fuse blog Angela Broadbridge shares the learning from her time at Fulfilling Lives Newcastle Gateshead building collaborative relationships with Fuse to bring the voice of lived experience and community learning into research.
Austerity-style reductions to welfare benefits have detrimental effects on mental health, particularly for more vulnerable groups in society who are also most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
NENC CRN has now launched its 'targeting health needs' bidding process
The NIHR Academy has launched a pilot pre-doctoral fellowship scheme for those working in local authorities and local authority supporting services.
Many people experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol problems, mental ill health, and repeat offending die early because they become desensitised to death through suffering vast loss and lack of hope, new research has revealed.
It will come as no surprise that our chart of the five most-read posts on the Fuse Open Science Blog is dominated by one topic: COVID-19. But who took the Number 1 spot?
Congratulations to PhD researcher Cassey Muir, who won the School for Public Health Research (SPHR) 3-Minute Thesis Competition.
Notifications are now on the NIHR website of their intention to offer pre-doctoral and doctoral fellowships in 2021 to individuals based within local authorities and LA commissioned services.
The North has been hit harder than the rest of the country during COVID-19 and this has increased inequality in England, a new report co-authored by a Fuse academic has revealed.
Fuse Senior Investigator Professor Clare Bambra has been awarded just over £900,000 to investigate regional health inequalities in North and South England.
Evidence given by a Fuse academic has been cited in a report calling on the Government to provide financial support to people waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.
Are you interested in the development and maintenance of natural environments and their contribution to urban health, focussed on Newcastle and Gateshead?
A UK wide collaboration, led by Fuse, has been awarded prestigious funding to pilot a new national scheme that will enable Local Authorities to rapidly evaluate work aiming to improve health and tackle inequalities in their areas.
A new play based on ground-breaking research into Universal Credit aims to help people understand the impact of the latest and biggest change to the benefits system.
Following the launch of the Government’s strategy for obesity today, Fuse and the British Dietetic Association (BDA) have expressed frustration at the lack of action on energy drink sales to children.
Fuse senior investigator Professor Clare Bambra has emphasised the importance of pursuing green, inclusive growth strategies and avoiding austerity measures, to stop deepening the country’s already significant health inequalities.
A Fuse academic has addressed a House of Commons Select Committee on the impact of Universal Credit and the problems that claimants experience during the wait for a first payment.
C-WorKS is an exciting new hub to support the collation and sharing of knowledge and intelligence across the North East and Yorkshire about the impacts of COVID-19, and the response to this, on non-COVID related disease and death.
Members of the Fuse Health Inequalities research programme from Durham University are working with two disability charities to create physical activity resources to improve disabled people’s health and wellbeing.
Study recruitment call for all staff working in a UK hospital
Loss of smell and taste has officially been recognised in the UK as a symptom of COVID-19, putting us in line with Europe, America and the World Health Organisation.
It is with huge disappointment that we have to announce the postponement of the 5th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
The Food Foundation is working at national level to help ensure that food insecurity is tackled during the COVID-19 crisis.
Late breaking call for abstracts: Food insecurity since the COVID-19 crisis in the UK
People who have recently experienced loss of smell are being urged to participate in a survey as a new global research group investigates the symptom as a marker of COVID-19.
To conduct elements of an Evidence Review into homelessness in Newcastle
The aim of this pan-European survey is to link alcohol intake to experiences regarding the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on physical activity behaviour of people in the North East England.
Fuse Associate John Mooney has been awarded a prestigious President’s Medal by The Faculty of Public Health (FPH), an organisation of up to 4,000 public health professionals across the UK and around the world.
Fourth keynote speaker confirmed and programme announced for the 5th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
Professor Brian Ferguson has been appointed as the new NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme Director.
Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
We are encouraging academics with relevant research expertise to sign up to a COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database.
National consultant Helen Walters will share her experience, insights and work to bring together public health practice and research in a keynote for the Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
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.
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.
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.
Fuse is delighted to announce that the call for abstracts is now open for the International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
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.
Research by baby sleep experts at Durham University has led to new international guidance on bedsharing.
Fuse welcomed an internationally-renowned professor to look at ways in which science and policy can come together to affect change.