Join Fuse

Join Fuse and engage in world-class public health research, help build research capacity in the North East and support translation of research into practice through our extensive (inter)national and regional networks and groups. Fuse is keen to link with everyone working to improve the health and wellbeing of the population, whether you are an academic, or a policy and practice partner from health, local authority or a third sector organisation.

We have two membership categories:

Fuse Network Member.  This category is for academic and practice partners who merely wish to stay in touch but who do not intend to engage closely with Fuse’s research programmes. It entitles you to:

  • Be notified about and have access to free research meetings, workshops, seminars
  • Receive the bi-monthly infuse electronic newsletter which links to our website, alerting you to new research from Fuse and beyond, views on public health, important changes in the public health field and all upcoming events
  • Have access to support and advice through the AskFuse service

Your commitment would simply be to keep your contact details up to date on our database, we will send e-mails periodically asking you to confirm or amend your details.

Email: fuse@newcastle.ac.uk to join now.

Want a more active role? Become a Fuse associate.

This category is for academic and practice partners who wish to engage closely and actively with Fuse’s research programmes. It entitles you to:

  • Be part of a prestigious national Public Health Research Centre of Excellence and gives you permission to use Fuse’s name and logo in your research work, subject to approval from the Fuse Centre Manager and Communications Officer.  In the near future Fuse resources, such as logos, templates and tool kits, will be made available to members through a dedicated portal for which members will receive specific log-in details
  • Sign up for one or two of the Fuse research programmes and attend the programme meetings
  • Have access to development opportunities such as collaboration on research projects and informal peer-review from Fuse members for your research at both grant writing and publication stages
  • Have access to free research meetings, workshops, seminars
  • Receive the bi-monthly infuse electronic newsletter which links to our website, alerting you to new research from Fuse and beyond, views on public health, important changes in the public health field and all upcoming events
  • Have access to support and advice through the AskFuse service

Your commitment would be to keep your contact details up to date on our database, we will send e-mails periodically asking you to confirm or amend your details.

We expect members to contribute through the Fuse blog and attendance at events to enrich the contribution that Fuse makes to public health in the region and beyond.  The expectation is that members attend at least one programme meeting and one Fuse research & knowledge exchange meeting each year (although we hope members will attend as many meeting as they can). We will monitor Fuse engagement to verify continued eligibility for membership and where deemed appropriate we may change your membership to a Network member as below.


We welcome applications from:

  • Members of staff in North East organisations (local government, NHS or voluntary organisation for example) which improve public health and wellbeing or focus on knowledge exchange or translation of research evidence.
  • Members of staff or postgraduate research students from the five universities in North East England (Durham, Sunderland Teesside, Newcastle and Northumbria) with a research interest in public health and wellbeing or knowledge exchange.

To apply to become an associate member please complete the associate membership application form.