About fuse international conference

Local Organising Committee

Chair

Peter van der Graaf  
AskFuse Research Manager
Teesside University


Susan Carr  
Professor of Public Health Research
Northumbria University

Mandy Cheetham  
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Teesside University

Anna Christie
Public Health Knowledge and Intelligence Lead
North East Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service, Public Health England

Floor Christie  
Senior Lecturer in Public Health
University of Sunderland

Natalie Forster  
Research Fellow
Northumbria University

Frances Hillier-Brown  
Teaching Fellow
Durham University

Emma Gibson
Programme Lead
Gateshead Public Health, Gateshead Council

Laura Ritson
Fuse Manager
Newcastle University

Annmarie Ruse
AskFuse Assistant Administrator

Shelina Visram  
Senior Lecturer in public health
Newcastle University

Mark Welford
Communications Officer
Teesside University

Cheryl Wiscombe
Fuse Administrator
Newcastle University

Scientific Planning Committee

Chair

Peter van der Graaf  
AskFuse Research Manager
Teesside University


Ashley Adamson  
Director of Fuse and NIHR School for Public Health Research
Newcastle University

Roland Bal  
Professor of Healthcare Governance
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Tracy Finch  
Professor of Healthcare & Implementation Science
Northumbria University

Jane Powers  
Project Director
ACT for Youth
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Cornell University

Amanda Purington
Director of Evaluation and Research
ACT for Youth
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Cornell University

Gayle Scarrow  
Director
Knowledge Translation, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Ien van der Goor  
Professor
Tilburg University

About previous fuse conferences

Fuse founded the International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health as part of its mission to deliver world-class public health research, build sustainable capacity, and build effective and lasting partnerships.

The first conference was held in April 2011 and attracted more than 150 delegates from all over the world to Durham in North East England.

A second event themed “How to get practice into science” was hosted in 2013 by Tranzo at Tilburg University in Holland, followed by a third UK conference in April 2016 on the theme of “Evidence to Impact in Public Health" hosted by Fuse in Newcastle-Gateshead.

The fourth conference in Vancouver, Canada in May 2018 was held in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). This explored the challenges encountered when using evidence, including conflicting evidence, in policy-making.

IN 2020 the conference will make a welcome return to North East England. Fuse has partnered with the MSFHR in Canada, Cornell University in the USA, and Tilburg and Erasmus Universities in the Netherlands, to deliver what we hope will be an even bigger and better conference on all things knowledge exchange. The daring topic for the conference is "Learning from setbacks and successes".