Previous meetings

What is a QRM?

QRM is an acronym which stands for Quarterly Research Meeting.  They are half day meetings which enables research findings in public health to be disseminated and debated between Fuse members and policy and practice partners, in a setting that combines presentations, round table discussions and workshops. Generally each meeting is themed and examples of the topics can be found below together with the presentations and reports arising from the events.

QRMs are open to anyone from any sector interested in the topic concerned. Fuse welcomes proposals for QRM topics and is happy to collaborate in the planning of a QRM with a partner organisation or practitioner group. Put your idea on paper briefly and e-mail to

The reports and presentations from previous QRMs can be found below:

The impact of Universal Credit on health & wellbeing in Gateshead

  • Venue: Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Last modified: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:11:48 GMT

To Invest or Not to Invest?

  • Venue: Royal Carribean Lounge (Tower 3), Durham County Cricket Club, Emirates Riverside, Chester le Street, DH3 3QR
  • Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:30:00 BST

Last modified: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:22:54 GMT

The booze, the binge and the bulge: Eating and drinking patterns in young adults

  • Venue: The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle, NE4 5TF
  • Date: Thu, 03 May 2018 09:30:00 BST

Last modified: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:30:27 BST

Tackling Health Inequalities

  • Venue: The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle, NE4 5TF
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:30:00 GMT

Last modified: Tue, 29 May 2018 14:30:39 BST

Community Pharmacy and Public Health: the perfect match?

  • Venue: Room 2.21, Research Beehive, Newcastle University
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:30:00 BST

This event will bring together practice partners, policy-makers, commissioners, and academics to explore the role of community pharmacy in delivering public health services.

Last modified: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:29:59 GMT

Intensive Advice Services: What Impact do they have on Health?

  • Venue: Coach Lane Campus West, Old Gym, Hall D,Northumbria University
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:00:00 BST

Last modified: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:40:04 BST

Making healthy behaviour change sustainable

  • Venue: The Core, Science Central, Newcastle University NE4 5TF
  • Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30:00 BST

Last modified: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:50:29 BST

EQUAL North: how can we reduce health inequalities in the North?

  • Venue: The Core, Science Central, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE4 5SQ
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Fuse researchers, in collaboration with Lancaster, Liverpool (LiLaC) and Sheffield universities (ScHARR) are leading on the development of a public health research network across the North in response to the Due North Report.

Last modified: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:09:56 GMT

Loneliness and social isolation in an ageing society: a public health challenge?

  • Venue: The Core, Science Central, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE4 5SQ
  • Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:00:00 BST

Last modified: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:29:19 BST

Reuniting Planning and Health

  • Venue: The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 5TG
  • Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:30:00 BST

With a long history of working together and an urgent need to address the wider determinants of health, how can planning and health be reunited in the new public health landscape?

Last modified: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:57:04 BST

Local Governance, Social Enterprise, Health and Wellbeing

  • Venue: Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aidan's College, Durham University, Windmill Hill, Durham. DH1 3LJ
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:30:00 GMT

In a climate of 'credit crunch' healthcare, could social enterprise be used as an intervention to promote health and wellbeing?

Last modified: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:04:26 GMT

Creating Healthy Places in the North East: the Role of Housing

  • Venue: The Forge, Teesside University, Vicarage Road, Darlington DL1 1JW
  • Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:30:00 BST

The aim of this QRM is to bring together practitioners and academics from across public health, housing, and local government to consider how we can work together to create healthier places in the North East.

Last modified: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:08:29 GMT

Payment for health behaviours: the case of health promoting financial incentives

  • Venue: RV405 Reg Vardy Bldg, Sir Tom Cowie Campus,Sunderland University
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:30:00 BST

Poor engagement in health promoting behaviours is a key determinant of morbidity and mortality worldwide and results in substantial social, healthcare and economic costs.

Last modified: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:16:34 BST

More than enough on our plates - tackling the takeaway food diet at source

  • Venue: Gateshead Council chambers
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:30:00 BST

Improving the takeaway food environment

Last modified: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:04:27 BST

Managing the public health spend - 27 January 2015

  • Venue: Room 2.21 Research Beehive, Newcastle University. NE1 7RU
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:30:00 GMT

Managing the public health spend: the value of health economics for priority setting

Last modified: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:50:20 BST

Beyond tokenism: patient and public involvement with impact

  • Venue: Beacon
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:00 BST

Beyond tokenism: patient and public involvement with impact

Last modified: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:18:06 GMT