Fuse, the Centre for Translational Reseach in Public Health (renewal)

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Inst of Health and Society

Abstract

Public health research is about finding new and more effective ways to improve the population's health and prevent disease, and ensure that health is more fairly spread in the population. This is essential to a sustainable health care system, and also provides economic and social benefits. Fuse carries out world-class research to prevent disease, and improve health and well-being for all and close the gap between those with the worst health and the rest of the population.

Fuse is a research centre in the North East of England, bringing together the expertise of staff and students at five universities (Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside) and working closely with colleagues in the NHS, local government, voluntary and community sectors. 'Translating' the findings of the research carried out by Fuse so that it can meet the needs of these sectors is central to Fuse's mission. The context in which Fuse conducts its research is changing, with public health services moving to local authorities under the current Government's NHS reforms. Consequently, this is a particularly important time for this much needed 'translational' research.

Fuse conducts its research in various ways, but these can be summarised as "develop, evaluate, and translate." In much of our research, these activities are carried out in parallel, working with public health services, so that research findings are immediately useful to the people working in the front line. Our research aims to tackle the major health problems facing people today, including obesity, heart disease and cancers, by trying to develop ways to encourage people to eat a healthier diet, exercise more, stop smoking, and consume alcohol in moderation (behaviour change research programme). People face these problems right through their lives and Fuse's research programme reflects this by researching key periods in the life-course.

This starts by exploring how to provide a healthy start in early life through the critical period of pregnancy, through to growing families. For example we are conducting research on helping parents to recognise when their child is overweight, providing fun exercise in schools through dance, and exploring the effects of changes in the guidelines for school dinners. This research programme (early life and adolescence) goes through to teenage years and focuses on trying to reduce the risks of alcohol, drugs, and poor sexual health. In parallel to early life, maintaining and improving health in older age (healthy ageing research programme) has also been selected because of the importance of these stages in life in influencing longer term health. In this programme, we aim to find ways to promote longer, more active lives in good health.

Another of Fuse's research strands (complex systems research programme), will try and understand the changes currently taking place in the health system and how these will impact on people, assessing the strategies being used to try to improve the people's health and well-being. It will also evaluate the policies being used to regulate public and private sectors to promote health.

The health inequalities research programme conducts research to understand better why there is a gap between those with the worst health and the rest of the population, and to narrow this gap. We focus primarily on people living in more deprived areas, where there tend to be higher levels of many illnesses, from infections to heart disease and cancer.

Of course many research findings are not always immediately adopted into practice in the real world. That is where Fuse is different. Fuse works hand-in-hand with those delivering public health services on the ground, so that they can more quickly access research findings to create value-for-money policies that have a real-life impact on people's lives. As well as being core to Fuse's mission and aims, this challenge is also progressed through the translational research programme.

Technical Summary

Fuse's mission is to transform health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities through the conduct of world class public health research and its translation into value for money policy and practice.

Fuse's research will be conducted across six programmes: early life & adolescence, healthy ageing, behaviour change, health inequalities, complex systems, and translational research. These will focus on understanding public health problems and developing, evaluating and translating interventions to tackle them. Our work will involve food and nutrition, alcohol, smoking, physical activity, immunisation, risk taking, social determinants of health, diagnostic and treatment pathways, health policy, and translation of research into practice.

As many public health problems are multifactorial and cannot be tackled in isolation, there will be significant overlap and interaction between the research conducted within each programme. Fuse brings together the diverse strengths of researchers based in the five North East universities, working collaboratively with local public health practitioners and policy makers to make a significant impact on major public health problems.

We will make use of a wide range of research methodologies across our multi-disciplinary team, including: systematic reviews, secondary data analysis, natural experiments, randomised controlled trials, N-of-1 experiments, realist evaluation, and a range of qualitative approaches. Whilst we will follow a sequential approach to develop, evaluate and translate complex interventions, these steps are understood to be part of iterative, overlapping cycles.

Central to Fuse's mission is developing understanding of how research findings can impact on mainstream public health practice and what governs this process. Fuse encourages meaningful involvement of policy and practice partners in all of its research activity and promotes thinking about wider implementation of findings from the start.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit from the research?

Non-academic beneficiaries of Fuse research include: public health practitioners and policy makers locally and nationally working in the public and third sectors along with the wider public. For the most part, we do not expect our research to have private sector beneficiaries, unless these are actively involved in the provision of public health service.


How will they benefit from the research?

A good example of the non-academic impacts of our research comes from a recent project with midwives on smoking in pregnancy. The research focused on why local midwives are reluctant to engage in smoking cessation and what changes could be made to encourage wider engagement and greater effectiveness. This led to the development of a package of interventions for service delivery that are now being implemented locally and, following evaluation, will also be available nationally. Potential beneficiaries from this work are public health practitioners in other areas seeking service-level interventions for smoking in pregnancy; public health policy-makers seeking strategic approaches to improving pregnancy and birth outcomes; and pregnant women and their families.

The "Communications Plan" component of this application form and "Communications and Public Engagement" and "Pathways to Impact" components of our main proposal describe how we will ensure that the potential for benefit from non-academic users is maximised.

Organisations

Publications


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Title "So what's Fuse" (talking heads film) 
Description The film contains four academics speaking for 30 seconds each about Fuse and their research: o Professor Ashley Adamson, Fuse Director, Newcastle University - introducing Fuse o Dr Mandy Cheetham, Research Associate, Teesside University - HYPER (Hearing Young People's views on Energy drinks: Research) project o Prof David Hunter, Fuse Deputy Director, Durham University - Shifting the gravity of spending? Supporting public health commissioners o Peter van der Graaf, AskFuse Research Manager and Fuse Knowledge Exchange Broker, Teesside University - introducing AskFuse, the responsive research and evaluation service run by Fuse. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The film is embedded on the 'About us' page of the Fuse website and on our YouTube channel, where it has had close to 150 views. The film is used by Fuse staff in presentations to introduce the Centre. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c8gFxBDJQA&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Altered Eating 
Description Film documenting the experience of altered eating for survivors of head and neck cancer 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The film has been used at public events involving patients, public and practitioners. Practitioners including dieticians and speech and language therapists have provided feedback that they are using the film to introduce eating difficulty related problems with patients in their care. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMDI9bgRZ18&t=5s
 
Title Animation for AskFuse - the Fuse responsive research and evaluation service 
Description The animation was created as an innovative and exciting way to launch and advertise 'AskFuse' - our responsive research and evaluation facility for public health with a single point of contact. It is predominantly aimed at policy and practice partners and explains what Fuse is, describes the difficulties in bringing together evidence and public health policy and practice, outlines what AskFuse offers and takes the viewer through a journey of how the service could help them. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Used by Fuse staff (particularly Peter van der Graaf, AskFuse research manager) in presentations to introduce the service. This has included meetings with the various Directors of Public Health across the north-east of England, North Cumbria, and North Yorkshire; network meetings of various kinds; internal management meetings; one off invitations; and events (these are described in full in the 'Engagement Activities' section under 'Common Outcomes'). The animation has had close 1000 views on the AskFuse section of the Fuse website and on YouTube. It has also been disseminated through the distribution of DVDs. The branding is used by the Fuse Translational Research programme and will be implemented across the AskFuse section of the new Fuse website when it is launched. The branding is also used for a Christmas card which is distributed to policy and practice partners to act as a reminder to them about the service. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoQg1wlrkZI
 
Title Choccy Mousse 
Description For survivors of head and neck cancer living long term with eating difficulties, the loss of pleasure in food can have a deleterious impact on health and well-being. The 'choccy mousse' video is one of four 'recipe' films produced to re-engage survivors with foods they may enjoy. All of the recipe videos produced as part of the RfPB funded study were developed with patients and survivors. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The website for the RfPB funded study is still in development, however the video has been placed on a publicly accessible site and has been downloaded 50 times in the short time it has been available. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06k-sFqPYFE
 
Title Dark Chicken Stock 
Description The film offers a simple approach to producing a healthy flavoursome 'dark' stock that is accessible for those with little knowledge of cookery. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The participant survivors in the RfPB funded study found the 'stocks' recipes particularly valuable in supporting healthier homemade food choices that they could tailor to their particular eating difficulties and flavour needs. The recipe has been used by participants in the study and downloaded 91 times from the you tube site. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF6Rrd9NmhI
 
Title Infomercials relating to energy drinks, aimed at children and parents. Dr Shelina Visram 
Description Two infomercials relating to energy drinks, aimed at children and parents. Digital copies available upon request. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The infomercials were showcased at the launch of the HYPER/Health Express project in Shildon, County Durham. Dr Shelina Visram was invited to attend and speak. She also gave an interview to a reporter from Bishop Auckland FM. The animations were created with local school children which raised awareness and prompted discussion about energy drinks and young people's health and wellbeing. 
URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/public.health/projects/current/hyper/
 
Title Pleasure Matters 
Description The film introduces the altered eating definition and framework as a key outcome from the RfPB funded study. It highlights the importance of pleasure and its loss to survivors living long term with eating difficulties associated with head and neck cancer 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The film has been used in consultation sessions with speech and language therapists to raise issues of importance to patients where altered eating is a concern 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E7wA3GKhU0&t=7s
 
Title SIPS JR-HIGH young person animation on how to complete a survey 
Description The alcohol and public health team (TeamAlpha) led by Fuse associate Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch, together with the design company Arcus and the School of Computing at Teesside University, have designed an animation to be shown in schools participating in the SIPS JR-HIGH trial. This 1.5 minute long animation advises students and staff members on what the questionnaire component of the trial involves, and provides instructions on how to complete the questionnaire. This replaces the need for individual researchers to visit schools on survey dates, and provides a standardised approach to the instructions provided to trial participants. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The SIPS JR-HIGH trial included 30 schools. So far, schools have provided positive feedback with regards to the animation. The film has had close to 600 views on YouTube. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZBm3VZVtx0&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Tailored information leaflet relating to energy drinks. Dr Shelina Visram 
Description Tailored information leaflet relating to energy drinks, aimed at children and parents. A PDF of the leaflet is available upon request. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This was showcased at the launch of the HYPER/Health Express project in Shildon, County Durham. Dr Shelina Visram was invited to attend and speak. She also gave an interview to a reporter from Bishop Auckland FM. Copies of the leaflet were distributed to every school child in South Durham (Bishop Auckland and Shildon). The launch event was attended by around 100 people, including parents/members of the public, school staff, public health practitioners and local politicians. Dr Visram tweeted about it and then had requests to share it with people in the North West, London and Saudi Arabia. 
URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/public.health/projects/current/hyper/
 
Title White Chicken Stock 
Description A short introduction to how to make a white chicken stock for those living with altered eating difficulties 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Survivor participants in the RfPB funded study requested the production of short recipe videos to enable them to make their own healthy stocks, that they could modify to their own tastes. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e--jaKPEviY
 
Guideline Title Excess winter deaths and morbidity and the health risks associated with cold homes.
Description 163. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 2015. Excess winter deaths and morbidity and the health risks associated with cold homes. NICE guideline, Published: 5 March 2015, ISBN 978-1-4731-1059-5. http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng6
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng6
 
Description British Nutrition Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Citation in WHO Report
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/313667/Good-maternal-nutrition-The-best-start-in...
 
Description Citation in WHO Report
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/313667/Good-maternal-nutrition-The-best-start-in...
 
Description Citation in WHO Report
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/313667/Good-maternal-nutrition-The-best-start-in...
 
Description Citation in WHO Report
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/313667/Good-maternal-nutrition-The-best-start-in...
 
Description Citation in WHO Report
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/313667/Good-maternal-nutrition-The-best-start-in...
 
Description Delivery of a two-day workshop to train Caribbean Health Ministers on the World Health Organization's Health in All Policies approach
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The World Health Organization's Health in All Policies approach is an approach to public policies across sectors in order to improve population health and health equity.
URL http://www.who.int/social_determinants/publications/health-policies-manual/en
 
Guideline Title DoH
Description Department of Health guidelines developmemt group meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
 
Description Dept of Health Dietary Survey Methodology Expert workshop to support National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evidence brief on self-harm prevention for Middlesbrough City Council Director of Public Health's 2015 Annual Report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Evidence submitted to and cited in the House of Commons report on End of Life Care
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmhealth/805/805.pdf
 
Description Food Standards Agency Academic workshop review of nutrient profiling
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Nutrient profiling is used by OfCom as the basis for regulations for advertising of food on children's Television
 
Description Food Standards Agency academic workshop on portion size
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This considered the available evidence of the relationship between portion size and people's energy intakes, weight gain and diet. http://tna.europarchive.org/20111116080332/http://www.food.gov.uk/news/pressreleases/2008/jun/portionsize
 
Description Gave evidence to the Health Select Committee on end of life care
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmhealth/805/805.pdf
 
Description Give and Take initiative to embed researchers in policy making activities
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description MRC initiative to develop a toolkit for assessment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of Governing Board of British Nutrition Foundation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Sainsbury's
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the high level steering committee on the Food Network Responsability Deal
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The Food Network is one of four Responsability Deal main networks. The Food Network's core purpose is to support and enable people to adopt a healthier diet. This provides a framework for the business of the Network; its work programme is made up of four pillars: • information to consumers; • content of food; • improving the food environment, and • promotion of healthier food choices. I have been a member of this committee since June 2014 and am contributing to steering industry to sign up to pledges which will result in healthier food choices and thereby impact eating behaviours.
URL https://responsibilitydeal.dh.gov.uk/category/food-network/
 
Guideline Title Community engagement
Description NICE Public health Advisory committee c - community engagement guidance
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
 
Description NICE Public health advisory committee - drug misuse prevention
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description NIHR Public health research funding board and programme advisory board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description NIHR post doctoral fellowships interviews
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description National Obesity Observatory in development of education framework for weight management interventions
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Contribution to national obesity forum standard evaluation framework for the evaluation of obesity interventions at local level
 
Description National review of C-Card Schemes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The revised guidance on C-Card Schemes will raise awareness of best practice in the delivery of local C-Card condom distribution schemes. It will inform planning, commissioning and delivery of quality of sexual health services for young people, inform training of practitioners and lead to improved health outcomes, contributing to reductions in teenage pregancy and sexually transmitted infections.
URL http://www.brook.org.uk/index.php/information/c-card-guidance
 
Description Obesity advice
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Closed meeting to help shape government obesity policy
 
Description PHE integrated wellbeing services technical workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improvements in quality and effectiveness of integrated wellbeing services, drawing on findings from NE evaluation of Live Well Gateshead
 
Description Physical Activity Strategy Group from Middlesbrough Local Authority
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=2290&p=0
 
Description Policy/practice influenced at local, regional and national level- babyClear intervention has become part of regional stop smoking services
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Fuse researchers worked in partnership with Fresh North East (our regional body which promotes smoking cessation), midwives and stop smoking staff to explore what might impede them from implementing best practice and identified a need for improved implementation of guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The public involvement and consultation activities led to a redesign of NHS referral pathways developed in collaboration with a regional innovation team for pregnancy and childbirth and Fresh. This resulted in the design of babyClear©, a complex service reconfiguration intervention which is unique in the UK, to be delivered by midwives to smokers across eight NHS Trusts. The intervention aimed to improve referral to stop smoking services and quit rates via training of midwives and stop smoking advisers, provision of carbon monoxide monitors and an enhanced 'risk perception' intervention (RPI). Agreement was reached by all eight of the Foundation Trusts in the North East, plus Heads of Midwifery and Local Authority Stop Smoking Services to roll the new pathway out, starting in 2013. Funding through the SPHR Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) allowed the evaluation by Fuse of the effectiveness of this bold and complex initiative. Health benefits and economic impacts Results from the evaluation show significant effect for the babyClear© intervention, both in terms of numbers of pregnant women quitting smoking during their pregnancy, but also in terms of effect on birthweight. Referral rates to Stop Smoking Services (SSS) were 2.5 times higher in month four, compared to the baseline period and quit rates nearly doubled after introduction. Babies born to women who quit smoking during pregnancy were, on average, 6 per cent heavier than babies born to women who smoked throughout. The cost of implementing the babyClear© core package over five years is estimated at £30 per delivery. Nine pregnant smokers need to be treated to generate an additional quit at a cost of £938. For a Trust with 3,000 deliveries per year, it is estimated that the core package alone would deliver 96 additional quitters annually, reducing local smoking at time of delivery (SATOD) rates by around 3 per cent. Service improvements The evaluation highlighted that the intervention: • Increased CO monitoring, referrals and re-referrals to stop smoking services • Led to more robust engagement and follow up strategies amongst stop smoking services • Encouraged changes to systems by streamlining information passing between agencies, allowing SSS to offer appointments within quicker timeframes • Introduced a new professional discourse which most participants had begun to employ • Introduced for the first time a 'tough love' risk perception tool with rapid stop smoking follow-up, including more home visits than previously • Raised awareness of stop smoking as an issue and increased likelihood of staff having in-depth conversations with pregnant women. The process evaluation suggested that most midwives/ care assistants were on-board with the Stop Smoking message and welcomed additional ways to intervene effectively. Stop smoking service staff were keen and felt better equipped, especially the least experienced ones. Changes to service because of the introduction of babyClear were seen as systematic and/or subtle rather than revolutionary, excepting the introduction of the risk perception intervention. policy and media engagement The research has generated a steady stream of enquiries from practitioners in other parts of the country and from policy makers, indicating a high level of interest in the results. A briefing of the provisional results was held on February 29th 2016, at the request of local commissioners. In addition, a consultation workshop was held with commissioners, senior managers and clinical managers of stop smoking and maternity services within the region (May 2015). This gave the researchers an opportunity to seek wider input to the work. For wider dissemination, a Fuse Quarterly Research Meeting was organised in July 2016 with approximately 70 commissioners of stop smoking services, members of Clinical Commissioning Groups, local authority public health teams and strategic decision makers in the North East, interested in smoking in pregnancy in particular and system-wide approaches to health more generally. The event was titled 'Smoking cessation in pregnancy: the North East leads the way'. Several briefings were developed from these events, including a briefing to national stakeholders for a Public Health England seminar in April 2016 in London, a presentation for the UK National Smoking Cessation Conference in June 2016, and a Fuse brief summarising the results for disseminated via the Fuse website and at Fuse events. BabyClear also featured as a Case study in NIHR Best Beginnings themed research report, published in February 2017 and has been put forward as a case study for National Tobacco Control plan, however this has not yet been published. As a direct result of these briefings, the principal investigator of the research, Dr. Ruth Bell, was invited as a signatory on a letter from the Pregnancy Challenge team to the Public Health Minister, July 2016. Finally, a media release was developed for the publication of the main results paper. This resulted in coverage on regional TV news (Look North, Tyne Tees) and regional and national radio (BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 4 Woman's hour, BBC Radio Newcastle, Wales, and Humberside).
URL http://www.fuse.ac.uk/nihrsphr/involvementengagement/workingtoreducethenumbersofpregnantwomenthatsmo...
 
Description Project Management Panel for Foods Standards Agency funded work on Front of Pack Nutritional Signposting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Contribution to understanding of front of pack signposting http://tna.europarchive.org/20111116080332/http://www.food.gov.uk/news/pressreleases/2007/jul/frontpackresearchpress
 
Description Public England Obesity Priority Programme Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Public Health England You're Welcome Review (Forthcoming)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Review by Public Health England of 'You're Welcome', a Department of Health initiative to improve the aceeptability, accessibility and availability of health services for young people to inform national policy and practice.
 
Description Public Health England second stage collaborative peer review workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description School Food Plan Expert Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact This is on going. http://www.schoolfoodplan.com/ Evidence and contribution to the publication of School Food Plan to Minister for Education Michael Gove which led to announcement by Government August 2012 for implementation of Universal Free School Meals from Sept 2014.
 
Description Special adviser and member of advisory committee WHO Europe
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The publication of Health 2020 A European Policy framework & strategy for the 21st century and accompanying European Action Plan for Strengthening Public Health Capacities and Services. Both documents were indorsed by all 53 member states at Regional Committee 62 in September 2012.
 
Description Submission of written evidence to Women and Equalities Select Committee on Tackling Inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/women-and-equalities-com...
 
Description Submission of written evidence to Women and Equalities Select Committee on Tackling Inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Symposium on the use of whole systems approaches to reduce obesity intervention related stigma
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Delivered a symposium that had CPD status from the World Obesity Federation for symposium on the use of whole systems approaches to reduce obesity intervention related stigma at the Third Annual Weight Stigma Conference at University of Reykjavik, Iceland.
URL http://stigmaconference.com/previous-conferences/reykjavik-2015
 
Description The synthesis of evidence on outreach interventions for Traveller Communities was cited as a case study for good patient and public involvement on the INVOLVE website
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description The synthesis of evidence on outreach interventions for Traveller Communities was cited as a case study for good patient and public involvement on the INVOLVE website
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description There is the PHE new prioritisation framework being produced, which their chief economist, has stated draws on and is informed by the findings from our Shifting the Gravity of Spending study.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description UKCO Early Career Workshop on Developing and Impact Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description 'New Life, New You' 2 (extension of New Life, New You)
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Middlesbrough Environment City 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description 14/186 PHR Researcher-led Call Dec 2014
Amount £467 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR - 14/186/11 
Organisation Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2017 
 
Description 3M Single Visit Crown - Health Economic Analysis (Shen)
Amount £17,199 (GBP)
Organisation 3M Company 
Department 3M Healthcare
Sector Private
Country United States of America
Start 11/2015 
End 04/2016
 
Description A Text message Intervention to support MEdicines adherence mobiLised though community pharmacY (TIMELY)
Amount £281,156 (GBP)
Funding ID DRF-2016-09-163 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR Fellowship Programme
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2016 
End 06/2022
 
Description A feasibility trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention to prevent hazardous drinking in young people aged 14-15 in a high school setting- SIPS JR-HIGH
Amount £308,070 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR 10/3002/07 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2014
 
Description A multi-centre cluster-randomised controlled trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention to prevent risky drinking in young people aged 14-15 in a high school setting- SIPS JR-HIGH
Amount £872,485 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR 13/117/02 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR/BRC
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description A sociological exploration of women, alcohol and stress; towards developing a self care intervention
Amount £236,465 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2011 
End 01/2015
 
Description AHSN Sick Child Pathway: Resilience
Amount £13,741 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description AHSN/Tiny Lives
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation AHSN/Tiny Lives 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 07/2014 
End 02/2015
 
Description ATTUNE - Understanding Pathways to Stimulant Use: a mixed-methods examination of the individual, social and cultural factors shaping illicit stimulant use across Europe.
Amount £272,005 (GBP)
Funding ID PR-ST-0416-10001 
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Department Policy Research Programme (PRP)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria. The RESILIENCE project (Recognition, rEsponse and Structure, achieving heaLthy children in thE Northeast and north Cumbria
Amount £246,319 (GBP)
Organisation AHSN NENC 
Sector Public
Country Unknown
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description Addictions and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe: Reframing Addictions Project - ALICE-RAP
Amount € 10,027,917 (EUR)
Funding ID 266813 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2010 
End 01/2016
 
Description Addressing the impact of parental substance misuse on children
Amount £59,903 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Ageing well: an integrated public health approach to optimise health in older age groups
Amount £3,024,209 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Alcohol Perceptions Survey
Amount £24,998 (GBP)
Organisation Balance North East 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Alcohol licensing
Amount £28,878 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description Art psychotherapy for adult offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a randomised, multiple-baseline single-case study
Amount £175,362 (GBP)
Funding ID CL-2014-05-004 £175362 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR Clinical Academic Training Pathway
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description Arthritis Research UK CIMA: A systematic review of the effect of liffestyle interventions on musculoskeletal function in older adults: which behaviour change techniques are most effective?
Amount £28,662 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2013 
End 10/2014
 
Description Arthritis Research UK: Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA)
Amount £550,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2017
 
Description Arthritis in Care Homes (ARCH study) establishing the needs of formal carers
Amount £24,139 (GBP)
Organisation The JGW Patterson Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description AskFuse: UR Choice research
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description Baby Buddy multisite evaluation. Best Beginnings.
Amount £130,000 (GBP)
Organisation Big Lottery Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Brief alcohol intervention to reduce risky drinking in pregnancy: a pilot randomised controlled trial
Amount £247,717 (GBP)
Funding ID PB-PG-0110-19098 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2014
 
Description Bursary
Amount £19,972 (GBP)
Organisation British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description CRUK emergency presentation
Amount £343,757 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2017
 
Description Can social prescribing maintain improved health among older chronically ill people
Amount £9,887 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Career Development Fellowship
Amount £445,474 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2012 
End 01/2016
 
Description Chief Scientist Office project grant (GMS - 2)
Amount £220,991 (GBP)
Funding ID CZH-4-979 
Organisation Scottish Government 
Department Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description Child health research programme 2013-14
Amount £14,862 (GBP)
Organisation The Children's Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description Commissioned Research
Amount £9,959 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 03/2014
 
Description Conference Presentation Bursary
Amount £145 (GBP)
Funding ID 100623/511890 
Organisation University of Northumbria 
Department School of Life Sciences Northumbria
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description Cross site evaluation of integrated wellness services in the north east of England
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England (formerly: Health Protection Agency) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2016 
End 02/2018
 
Description Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Fellowship
Amount $25,000 (AUD)
Organisation University of Melbourne 
Department Murdoch Children's Research Centre
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia, Commonwealth of
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description Deafblindness awareness
Amount £29,980 (GBP)
Organisation Scene Enterprises Durham 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Dental antibiotic prescribing audit
Amount £4,963 (GBP)
Organisation Health Education North West 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2017
 
Description Department of Health through the National Institute for Health Research School of Public Health Research Evaluation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Demonstrator phase in England
Amount £246,319 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Dept of Health PRP Public Health Research Consortium (Cooking Schools - 1)
Amount £24,636 (GBP)
Funding ID PRP 1100001 
Organisation Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2011 
End 08/2011
 
Description Dept of Health PRP Public Health Research Consortium (Patterning of obesity)
Amount £55,497 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department of Health (DH)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2006 
End 12/2006
 
Description Dept of Health PRP Public Health Research Consortium (School Food Health Economics)
Amount £59,883 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department of Health (DH)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2008 
End 09/2011
 
Description Dept of Health PRP Public Health Research Consortium (School Foods)
Amount £491,460 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department of Health (DH)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2007 
End 09/2011
 
Description Developing and evaluating interventions for adolescent alcohol use disorders presenting through emergency departments
Amount £1,999,700 (GBP)
Funding ID RP-PG-0609-10162 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2011 
End 01/2016
 
Description Developing family involved interventions for young people with alcohol use disorders and other linked mental health problems
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alcohol Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start  
 
Description Developing family-involved interventions for young people with alcohol use disorders and other linked mental health problems
Amount £39,452 (GBP)
Organisation Institute for Local Governance 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Development of a model to assess the social value of independent living for elderly and vulnerable clients - specific allocation
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Coast and Country 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2015 
End 02/2016
 
Description Diabetes UK: DiRECT (Diabetes REmission Clinical Trial - very low energy diets for adults with type 2 diabetes in primary care)
Amount £2,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Diabetes UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2018
 
Description Diabetes UK: Overcoming barriers to high quality care in diabetes through professional behaviour change (IDEA Trial)
Amount £381,506 (GBP)
Organisation Diabetes UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2015
 
Description Director of Public Health - Gateshead (NPRI)
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Gateshead Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description Director of Public Health - Newcastle (NPRI)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description Director of Public Health - North Tyneside (NPRI)
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation North Tyneside Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description Director of Public Health - Redcar and Cleveland (NPRI)
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description Director of Public Health - Sunderland (NPRI)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sunderland City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description DoH through NIHR: Evaluation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Demonstrator phase in England
Amount £246,319 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Durham County Council/Fuse/Institute of Health & Society Newcastle University
Amount £67,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2017 
End 05/2020
 
Description EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre
Amount £4,051,357 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2020
 
Description EPSRC Doctoral Training in Digital Civics
Amount £4,707,329 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)
Amount £82,260 (GBP)
Funding ID 160149300 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2020
 
Description Early Postdoctoral felloship Brief interventions to reduce hazardous and armful drinking in parents of children referred to children's social care
Amount £310,315 (GBP)
Funding ID PDF-2014-07-045 
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2019
 
Description Embedded Research to explore how local authorities can support local communities to encourage health in children and tackle childhood obesity
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Gateshead Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Embedded Researcher to evaluate LiveWell Gateshead
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Gateshead Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Equal North - Development of a Northern Health Equity Research Network.
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 6502751 
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Equal North: Research and practice network
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Evaluation of Community Agents' Programme - Specific allocation
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency (RCVDA) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 04/2015 
End 08/2015
 
Description Evaluation of NHS 111 Service on behalf of NHS North of England CSU
Amount £109,460 (GBP)
Organisation North of England Commissioning Support Unit 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 11/2015
 
Description Evaluation of Psychiatry Liaison Services in Emergency Care
Amount £101,757 (GBP)
Organisation Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2016
 
Description Evaluation of Ur Choice school relationships and sex education programme - Specific allocation
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Evaluation of a Fairer Start, an early years intervention to improve cognitive, social and emotional development, speech, language and nutrition in children from conception to age 3 - sepcific allocation
Amount £51,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-On-Tees CCG and Stockton Borough Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2015 
End 05/2018
 
Description Evaluation of how public health practitioners view and engage with research
Amount £41,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description Evaluation of the North East Vanguard Programmes
Amount £168,570 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Department NHS England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Evaluation of the Stockton on Tees ECO scheme
Amount £40,915 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Evaluation of the Vital Health Volunteers scheme to recruit volunteers to support elderly and vulnerable clients - Specific allocation
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Tees Valley Rural Community Council (TVRCC) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 09/2013 
End 03/2016
 
Description Evaluation of the implementation of HealthPathways in South Tyneside.
Amount £29,985 (GBP)
Organisation North of England Commissioning Support Unit 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Description Evaluation of the introduction of fully smokefree policies in two North East Foundation NHS Trusts [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (NTW) & Tees, Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) ]- specific allocation
Amount £34,500 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description Excessive drinking and alcohol related harms in Adulthood
Amount £1,378,535 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2019
 
Description Exploring the Teachable Moment for Alcohol Reduction in Breast Clinics: Formative Work to Inform Intervention Design, Development, Process Evaluation.
Amount
Organisation MRC PHIND 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2022
 
Description FSA Scotland (INTAKE24)
Amount £629,040 (GBP)
Funding ID FS244028 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Food Standards Agency (FSA), Scotland
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2012 
End 02/2014
 
Description Fair Credit, Health and Well-Being: Eliciting the Perspectives of Low-Income Individuals
Amount £3,508 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Government 
Department Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Fuse
Amount £4,259,756 (GBP)
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) 
Department FUSE Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2013 
End 01/2018
 
Description Fuse and Teesside University internal fund
Amount £21,550 (GBP)
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) 
Department FUSE Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2013 
End 12/2014
 
Description Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (second quinquennium)
Amount £4,259,756 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Department UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2013 
End 05/2018
 
Description Gateshead PCT (GMS - 1)
Amount £85,000 (GBP)
Organisation Gateshead Primary Care Trust (PCT) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2009 
End 12/2010
 
Description Gateshead PCT (GMS - 2)
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Gateshead Primary Care Trust (PCT) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2012
 
Description Good practice on brief interventions to address alcohol use disorders in primary health care, workplace health services, emergency care and social services
Amount £25,369 (GBP)
Funding ID Grant agreement number 2011 12 04 
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2015
 
Description Great North Care Record - stakeholder views of data donation
Amount £44,000 (GBP)
Organisation Connected Health Cties 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description HEIF
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Funding ID
Organisation University of Northumbria 
Department School of Life Sciences Northumbria
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description HTA - ALternatives To prophylactic Antibiotics for the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections ALTAR
Amount £874,398 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Description HTA: Preoperative Behavioural Intervention for Risky Drinkers before elective Orthopaedic Surgery (preop-BIRDS)
Amount £411,161 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 07/2018
 
Description Head of School Award
Amount £855 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Health Technology Appraisal
Amount £275,419 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2013 
End 01/2015
 
Description Health Technology Assessment: Parental incentives and quasi-mandatory schemes for increasing uptake of immunisations in pre-school children
Amount £275,419 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2012 
End 07/2014
 
Description Health Technology Assessment: Reducing alcohol consumption in obese men - development and feasibility testing of a complex community based intervention
Amount £241,501 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2014 
End 01/2016
 
Description Health and Social Care Volunteer Fund: Change Your Mind about Young People
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department of Health (DH)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description Higher Education Innovation Fund
Amount £2,940 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description Horizon 2020: Evidence-based ICT tools for weight loss maintenance (The NoHoW programme)
Amount € 4,949,337 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2020
 
Description Implementation and Evaluation of the Children and Young People's Health Partnership (CYPHP) Evelina Model of Care
Amount £7,650,000 (GBP)
Organisation Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2016 
End 07/2019
 
Description Inequalities in Later Life - a scoping review
Amount £48,950 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for Ageing Better 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Life chances across the life course: the roots of social mobility across future generations
Amount £14,972 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Looking at Economic Analyses of Drugs and Economic Recession (LEADER)
Amount € 392,690 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2017
 
Description MRC - Livewell
Amount £2,196,724 (GBP)
Funding ID G0900686 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2010 
End 02/2015
 
Description MRC Early Intervention to Improve upper Limb Function after Perinatal Ischaemic Stroke
Amount £759,885 (GBP)
Organisation MRC/NIHR Methodology Research Programme 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 12/2018
 
Description MRC Livelong Health and Wellbeing Initiative - Development of interventions to enhance health and wellbeing in later life 'The LIVEWELL programme'
Amount £2,096,529 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2015
 
Description MRC Stratified Medicine Initiative, Stratified Medicine in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)
Amount £4,793,466 (GBP)
Organisation MRC/NIHR Methodology Research Programme 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description Management and data administration systems to facilitate delivery and evaluation of community based interventions with multiple providers
Amount £9,014 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Mapping the public health research future.
Amount £18,647 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England (formerly: Health Protection Agency) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Maternal Mental Health in Rural Communities
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation North Yorkshire County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2016 
End 05/2018
 
Description Measuring change from alcohol brief interventions, development of a consensus core outcome set
Amount £59,977 (GBP)
Organisation Alcohol Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description Mental health issues of children and young people
Amount £39,452 (GBP)
Organisation Institute for Local Governance 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description Middlesbrough Environment City
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Middlesbrough Environment City 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC): New Life, New You
Amount £18,574 (GBP)
Organisation Middlesbrough Environment City 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2015
 
Description N/A - Evaluation of a Wrap Around Service for Vulnerable older adults
Amount £10,020 (GBP)
Organisation Durham Dales Health Federation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description NE SCN
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northern England Strategic Clinical Networks 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description NIHR (Change4Life)
Amount £42,860 (GBP)
Organisation North Tyneside Primary Care Trust (PCT) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2010 
End 11/2011
 
Description NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Centre
Amount £787,869 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 08/2016
 
Description NIHR Doctoral Fellowship for Susanna Mills
Amount £278,679 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description NIHR HTA (TAGS)
Amount £1,882,367 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2020
 
Description NIHR HTA (The Photo Trial)
Amount £2,380,539 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 03/2020
 
Description NIHR HTA Effective Treatments for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Amount £1,622,734 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 09/2019
 
Description NIHR HTA, Interventions for hyperemesis gravidarum
Amount £264,402 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 11/2014
 
Description NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship
Amount £173,731 (GBP)
Funding ID KMRF-2016-05-012 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR Fellowship Program
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2022
 
Description NIHR PAL card scheme
Amount £831,322 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2018
 
Description NIHR PGfAR Promoting Effective and Rapid Stroke care (PEARS)
Amount £1,950,050 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Description NIHR PHR Project:SOLID (Supporting Looked after children In Decreasing Drugs, and alcohol): A Multi-centre external pilot randomised controlled trial to decrease risky substance use (drugs and alcohol) and enhance mental health and well-being of Looke
Amount £501,794 (GBP)
Funding ID 14/183/08 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR/BRC
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description NIHR Research Design Service North East
Amount £5,011,816 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2018
 
Description NIHR SPHR
Amount £2,113,676 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Department UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2017
 
Description NIHR SPHR (Foodscape)
Amount £446,646 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Department UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 06/2018
 
Description NIHR School for Primary Care Research Fellowship
Amount £135,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR School of Primary Care Research Network
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description NIHR School for Public Health Research (Fuse component).
Amount £2,150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SPHR-2011-10016 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2017
 
Description NIHR School for Public Health Research Formative evaluation of the First Wave of the national implementation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in England
Amount £217,785 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description NIHR School for Public Health Research, Shifting the gravity of spending?
Amount £299,416 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 05/2015
 
Description NIHR i4i, Innovative Photoplethysmography Technology for rapid non-invasive assessment of peripheral arterial disease in primary care
Amount £1,303,236 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 08/2016
 
Description NIHR school of Public Health Research
Amount £446,646 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 06/2016
 
Description NIHR/HTA
Amount £35,215 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description NPRI - MRC (NuLevel Weight Loss Maintenance)
Amount £565,251 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/J000477/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2015
 
Description NPRI - MRC Parental perceptions of obesity
Amount £471,298 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/J00054X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
End 01/2016
 
Description NUIA Management and data administration systems to facilitate delivery and evaluation of community based interventions with multiple providers
Amount £9,014 (GBP)
Funding ID P21131 
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Description National Institute for Health Research
Amount £12,481 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2015 
End 04/2015
 
Description National Institute for Health Research: Electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation and harm-reduction tool in patients with periodonities: a feasibility randomised controlled trial
Amount £351,666 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description National Institute of Health Research: Community pharmacy interventions for public health priorities: a systematic review of community pharmacy delivered smoking, alcohol and weight management interventions
Amount £279,463 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 03/2015
 
Description National Institute of Health Research: Reducing binge drinking among disadvantaged men through a brief intervention delivered by mobile phone - a multi-centre RCT
Amount £787,917 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2013 
End 02/2016
 
Description National Prevention Research Initiative: Development and stage 2 RCT with internal pilot of a weight loss maintenance intervention for obese adults after clinically significant weight loss
Amount £565,848 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2015
 
Description National Trial of Tonsillectomy in Adults (NATTINA)
Amount £1,399,268 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description Needs assessment in rural communites
Amount £44,250 (GBP)
Organisation North Yorkshire County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 01/2017
 
Description Newcastle Gateshead Enhanced Health in Care Homes Vanguard
Amount £14,937 (GBP)
Organisation North of England Commissioning Support Unit 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description Newcastle University: Institute of Sustainability. Consumer heuristics and biases in the identification of sustainable food products
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Institute for Sustainability 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children
Amount £14,999 (GBP)
Organisation Newlife 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Newton fund- FAPESP/CONFAP/UK Academies
Amount R$ 17,179 (BRL)
Funding ID 2015/50406-9 
Organisation FAPESP 
Sector Public
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of
Start 07/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description North East ESRC Impact Acceleration Fund
Amount £9,360 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description North Yorkshire City Council
Amount £4,610 (GBP)
Organisation North Yorkshire County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2016
 
Description Northern England Strategic Clinical Networks
Amount £50,042 (GBP)
Organisation Northern England Strategic Clinical Networks 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Northern Health Equity Review Network Healthier Lives and Fairer Lives in the North
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Northumbria University HEIF funding. Outreach programme implementation decision making tree January-May 2015 (principal investigator)
Amount £2,954 (GBP)
Organisation University of Northumbria 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 05/2015
 
Description Optimizing Delivery of Health Care Interventions - ODHIN
Amount € 3,867,247 (EUR)
Funding ID 259268 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2014
 
Description Overcoming Barriers to High Quality Care in Diabetes through Professional Behaviour Change, i-QUAD-2
Amount £381,506 (GBP)
Organisation Diabetes UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2015
 
Description PHRC (Cooking schools - 2)
Amount £259,069 (GBP)
Funding ID PRP 1100001 
Organisation Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 01/2015
 
Description PHRC Cooking Skills phase 2
Amount £355,849 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2013 
End 02/2015
 
Description PROMOTE NE: Needs assessment of Young People's Mental Health
Amount £44,000 (GBP)
Organisation Institute for Local Governance 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start  
 
Description PROSOCT - Patient Reporting of Safety in Organisational Care Transfers (Scott)
Amount £69,180 (GBP)
Organisation Mental Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description Pathways to Impact funding
Amount £13,500 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description PhD Awards for Improvement Science, Health Foundation
Amount £280,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark, Kingdom of
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2018
 
Description Phase II exploratory randomised controlled trial (RCT)
Amount £308,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start  
 
Description Physical Activity Fund and Fuse Pump Priming Research Fund
Amount £10,850 (GBP)
Organisation Middlesbrough Borough Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description Pilot feasibility trial of screening and brief alcohol interventions in a police custody suite setting.
Amount £158,242 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 05/2016
 
Description Policy Research Programme
Amount £415,326 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Catalonia 
Department Department of Health
Sector Public
Country Spain, Kingdom of
Start 01/2015 
End 06/2017
 
Description Policy Research Programme
Amount £537,941 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Catalonia 
Department Department of Health
Sector Public
Country Spain, Kingdom of
Start 01/2015 
End 06/2017
 
Description Population Research Committee - BUPA Foundation Fund - Innovation
Amount £18,500 (GBP)
Funding ID C55641/A20810 
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description Preoperative Behavioural Intervention for Risky Drinkers before elective orthopaedic Surgery (Preop-BIRDS)
Amount £598,154 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description Prevelance and prediction rates of Spina Bifida and Downs Syndrome.
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description Prioritizing service improvement through research
Amount £63,002 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle West and Newcastle East and Central Clinical Commissioning Group, Research Capability Funding 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description Programme Grants for Applied Research: Developing a psychological intervention to improve ultraviolet protection and clinical outcomes in Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Amount £809,533 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2019
 
Description Public Health
Amount £522,067 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR Project: 12/181/07 
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 02/2016
 
Description Public Health England
Amount £178,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Public health research funding
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Public health research funding
Amount £16,795 (GBP)
Organisation Durham County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2013 
End 06/2016
 
Description Pump Priming funding
Amount £2,018 (GBP)
Organisation Fuse (The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description RSA Scientific meeting Student Merit Award
Amount $100 (USD)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Department National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Sector Public
Country United States of America
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2013
 
Description Redcar and Cleveland School Sport Partnerships and Teesside University internal fund
Amount £33,000 (GBP)
Organisation Redcar and Cleveland School Sport Partnership 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description Reducing alcohol consumption in obese men: Development and feasibility testing of a complex community based intervention
Amount £241,501 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2014 
End 01/2016
 
Description Research Excellence Academy
Amount £71,373 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description Research Programme
Amount £14,862 (GBP)
Organisation The Children's Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description Resilience Project (Recognition, rEsponse and Structure: achIeving heaLthy chIldren in thE Northeast and north Cumbrian comminitiEs)
Amount £140,000 (GBP)
Organisation Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start  
 
Description SILVER: Smart Interventions for Local Vulnerable Families
Amount £399,797 (GBP)
Organisation Public Heath Research (PHR) Progrmame 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 01/2017 
End 01/2019
 
Description SOLID (Supporting Looked after children In Decreasing Drugs, and alcohol): A multi-centre external pilot randomised controlled trial to decrease risky substance use (drugs and alcohol) and improve mental health and well-being of Looked After Children aged
Amount £502,674 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department NIHR/BRC
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description SPHR Ageing well
Amount £1,133,880 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description SPHR Evaluation Guidance
Amount £42,353 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description SPHR Foodscape
Amount £446,646 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2016
 
Description School for Public Health Research - Big Local 2
Amount £165,231 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description School for Public Health Research - Evaluation of the NDPP Demonstrator Sites
Amount £249,851 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description School for Public Health Research - Exposing the impact of advice services on health and inequalities
Amount £199,856 (GBP)
Funding ID PHPES-SPHR-FUS-PES 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Scoping exercise to look at trends in mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 14-19, patterns of service provision and identification of best bet interventions - sepcific allocation
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Association of North East Councils 
Sector Learned Society
Country Unknown
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2016
 
Description Sheltered accommodation
Amount £25,663 (GBP)
Organisation South Tyneside Homes 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 02/2015
 
Description Shifting the gravity of spending? Exploring methods for supporting public health commissioners in priority-setting to improve population health and address health inequalities
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2012 
End 05/2015
 
Description Small grants A Systematic Review of Alcohol Interventions with Patients with cancer
Amount £7,153 (GBP)
Organisation Alcohol Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description Smoke-Free Mental Health Services - North of England - Scoping Exercise
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description Social Science Perspectives on the Working Lives of Those with Cancer: Psychosocial, Organisational and Economic
Amount £5,637 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2014 
End 11/2017
 
Description Social Value assessment of a specialist training intervention for those in contact with the deaf blind community - specific alllocation
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scene Enterprises Durham 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Socio-ecological influences on adolescent alcohol use and linked unhealthy eating behaviours: systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies
Amount £2,030 (GBP)
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) 
Department FUSE Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description Sport England
Amount £280,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sport England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start  
 
Description Strategic research initiative - very low calorie diets
Amount £2,479,948 (GBP)
Funding ID 13/0004691 
Organisation Diabetes UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2019
 
Description Strategic research initiative - very low calorie diets
Amount £2,479,948 (GBP)
Funding ID 13/0004691 
Organisation Diabetes UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2019
 
Description Supporting look after children aged 12 -20 in decreasing risky substance use and improving mental health
Amount £11,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR Project: 14/183/08 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2016
 
Description Systematic review of the effectiveness of e-technology interventions at reducing alcohol-related risk and harm.
Amount £101,449 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2015
 
Description Teesside University
Amount £9,996 (GBP)
Organisation Teesside University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description The Borrow Foundation
Amount £6,540 (GBP)
Organisation The Borrow Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start  
 
Description The Children's Foundation Child Health Research Programme
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Children's Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description The Health Foundation PhD award for improvement science
Amount £694,403 (GBP)
Organisation The Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark, Kingdom of
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description The Health Foundation: PhD awards for improvement science
Amount £280,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark, Kingdom of
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2017
 
Description Visiting Research Fellow in Implementation Science
Amount £28,000 (GBP)
Organisation Linkoping University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Sweden, Kingdom of
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Description Ways to Wellness Social Impact Bond
Amount £99,813 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Cabinet Office
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Ways to Wellness: feasibility study of the impact of a social prescribing intervention
Amount £51,609 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Wolfson Research Institute small grants scheme
Amount £2,620 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description Wolfson Special Interest Group funding
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Department Wolfson Research Institute
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Work-based support for pharmacists
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health Education North East 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description Workplace Health Needs Assessment - Specific Allocation
Amount £42,400 (GBP)
Organisation Middlesbrough Borough Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2013 
End 04/2016
 
Description north yorkshire
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation North Yorkshire County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description •A Health Needs Assessment exercise of the staff at Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust (TEWV) - specific allocation
Amount
Organisation Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Title Road-testing a prioritisation tool in local authorities with a view to evaluating its impact with PHE's support. 
Description In discussion with PHE about assisting with road-testing a prioritisation tool in local authorities with a view to evaluating its impact with PHE's support. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Currently under discussion 
 
Title SIPS JR-HIGH Screening and Brief Intervention tool 
Description A 30-minute interactive brief intervention tool to be used with 14-15 year olds in a school setting was developed and piloted during this pilot feasibility trial. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The intervention is currently available in paper format and will be developed further for evaluation during a future, definitive trial. 
 
Title Translational Research Question and Answer tool 
Description This Question and Answer resource provides a framework for researchers and early career researchers who are new to translational research. It addresses questions like why bother with translational research, ideas for identifying and involving stakeholders, what to consider in engaging stakeholders, what research designs to use and ways to share results widely, and some of the people in Fuse who can help. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The Q&A document was highlighted in a Fuse blog in October 2014 as part of a series of three blogs on Translational Research. 
URL http://www.fuse.ac.uk
 
Description AkFuse Collaboration - Co-producing and evaluating an early years' childhood obesity prevention intervention in County Durham 
Organisation Durham County Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Durham County Council Public Health submitted a request for support to AskFuse for developing and testing a training-based intervention for the early years' workforce in County Durham (e.g. midwives, health visitors, early year's providers, children services, primary care) that will improve their skills and confidence in engaging with parents about the weight of their child, aged 0-2 years. Discussions with local health visitors highlighted challenges surrounding weight perceptions. Parents were keen to see weight gain in early infancy is, which is important during the early weeks of life, but after this period increased and persistent weight gain becomes incorrectly culturally associated with being healthy. Practitioners reported challenges in attempting to dissuade parents from constant child measurement and the high likelihood that, if sufficient weight gain is not achieved, this could alter infant feeding choices (mixed feeding) and bring about the early onset of weaning. The children's centres workforce does not feel confident to engage parents in conversations about these issues. Therefore, the Council is keen to develop an intervention that improves obesity prevention skills within the early year's workforce and to test the feasibility of such an intervention. After a number of meetings with Fuse researchers a proposal has been developed with the public health team to support this work through a partly embedded PhD post. Proposed supervisors are Angela Jones, Lorraine McSweeney (Newcastle University), Liane Azevedo and Louisa Ells (Teesside University) and Gill O'Neill (Acting DsPH Durham), who will further develop the proposal with the appointed PhD student. The objectives of the PhD research are to develop this intervention in co-production with Fuse researchers and early years' professionals, making best use of the existing evidence base on what works and local knowledge from early years' professionals about existing barriers and opportunities in interactions with parents. Secondly to pilot and evaluate the feasibility of delivering the intervention in a small area of Durham. This includes examining the confidence and ability of early years' professionals to engage with parents about children's weight and, where possible, exploring the perceptions of parents about their child's weight (primary aim) and their subsequent feeding choices (secondary aim). The PhD is funded by the Council (£35,000) with top-up funding made available through Fuse and the Institute for Health Research at Newcastle University, where the PhD student will be based, to achieve the equivalent of a MRC studentship stipend. A PhD student has been recruited for the research by an interview panel of both Fuse researchers and Durham County Council public health staff and is currently developing a research protocol in collaboration with public health staff.
Collaborator Contribution The Public Health team provided the lion share of the funding for the PhD research and co-produced the research proposal with Fuse researchers. They were an active member of the interview panel and the Director of Public Health in County Durham will provide supervision to the PhD student. The PhD student will be partly embedded in the public health team to facilitate co-production of the research and capacity building among public health staff. The public health team will provide the student with a desk, access to their IT systems and invitations to meetings of the public health team.
Impact Expected output will be annual interim reports to Durham County Council, a PhD thesis at the end of three years and dissemination of findings and methodology in at least two peer reviewed journal articles.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Alcohol and Older People 
Organisation Age UK
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution researcher team member, data collection and analysis, author and presenter
Collaborator Contribution researcher team members, data collection and analysis, authors and presenters
Impact Wilson, G.B., Kaner, E.F.S., Crosland, A., Ling, J., Smith, K.E., Haighton, C.A. (2013). A qualitative study of alcohol, health and identities among UK adults in later life. PLOS ONE 8(8): e71792. Lock, C., Wilson, G.B., Ling, J., Smith, K., Crosland, A. & Kaner, E. (2012). Symptoms and course: Older age and substance abuse. In A. Blume (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Addictive Behaviors. Elsevier. Crosland, A., Lock C.A., Wilson, G., Ling, J., Smith, K. & Kaner, E. (2011). Alcohol use in later life. Public Service Review: UK Science & Technology, 3.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Alcohol and Older People 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution researcher team member, data collection and analysis, author and presenter
Collaborator Contribution researcher team members, data collection and analysis, authors and presenters
Impact Wilson, G.B., Kaner, E.F.S., Crosland, A., Ling, J., Smith, K.E., Haighton, C.A. (2013). A qualitative study of alcohol, health and identities among UK adults in later life. PLOS ONE 8(8): e71792. Lock, C., Wilson, G.B., Ling, J., Smith, K., Crosland, A. & Kaner, E. (2012). Symptoms and course: Older age and substance abuse. In A. Blume (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Addictive Behaviors. Elsevier. Crosland, A., Lock C.A., Wilson, G., Ling, J., Smith, K. & Kaner, E. (2011). Alcohol use in later life. Public Service Review: UK Science & Technology, 3.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Alcohol and working age adults 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution research team member, data collection, analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team member, data collection, analysis, author, presenter
Impact Brierley-Jones, L., Ling, J., McCabe, K.E., Wilson, G.B., Kaner, E.F.S., Haighton, C.A. & Crosland, A. (2014), Habitus of home and traditional drinking: a qualitative analysis of reported middle-class alcohol use. Sociology of Health & Illness, Vol.36, (7), 1054-1076. Ling, J., Smith, K.E., Wilson, G.B., & Crosland, A., Kaner, E.F.S., Haighton, C.A. (2012). A qualitative study of attitudes towards alcohol and alcohol use in UK working professionals. BMC Public Health, 12: 892.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Alcohol and working age adults 
Organisation Stockton-on-Tees Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution research team member, data collection, analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team member, data collection, analysis, author, presenter
Impact Brierley-Jones, L., Ling, J., McCabe, K.E., Wilson, G.B., Kaner, E.F.S., Haighton, C.A. & Crosland, A. (2014), Habitus of home and traditional drinking: a qualitative analysis of reported middle-class alcohol use. Sociology of Health & Illness, Vol.36, (7), 1054-1076. Ling, J., Smith, K.E., Wilson, G.B., & Crosland, A., Kaner, E.F.S., Haighton, C.A. (2012). A qualitative study of attitudes towards alcohol and alcohol use in UK working professionals. BMC Public Health, 12: 892.
Start Year 2008
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Development of Action Learning Sets with Participants in the Stockton on Tees Pilot Training Course "Engaging with men to Improve their Health" 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Stockton Borough Council delivered a pilot training course in 2015 for local public health professionals to increase their understanding of men's health and how to more effectively engage men in local services. The Public Health team wanted to develop a number of action learning sets with a Fuse researcher for the twelve training course participants and their service leads. The learning sets aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the training course and to develop proposals for service improvements locally that will increase service access for men in the Borough. A Fuse associate researcher has facilitated four action learning sessions, collected and analysed the transcribed data from the four sessions, and is currently producing a short brief on the findings for the public health team in Stockton Borough Council.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Steve Robertson from then Centre of Men's Health at Leeds Beckett University provided two days of project oversight. Stockton Borough Council provided with in-kind contributions by booking appropriate venues for the learning set activities and by supporting participant recruitment.
Impact A brief final report on the research findings will be submitted and presented to Middlesbrough Council in March 2016. We will also develop a Fuse brief to summarise the findings and policy recommendations of the research and make this brief available on the Fuse website in April 2016.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Development of Action Learning Sets with Participants in the Stockton on Tees Pilot Training Course "Engaging with men to Improve their Health" 
Organisation Middlesbrough Borough Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Stockton Borough Council delivered a pilot training course in 2015 for local public health professionals to increase their understanding of men's health and how to more effectively engage men in local services. The Public Health team wanted to develop a number of action learning sets with a Fuse researcher for the twelve training course participants and their service leads. The learning sets aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the training course and to develop proposals for service improvements locally that will increase service access for men in the Borough. A Fuse associate researcher has facilitated four action learning sessions, collected and analysed the transcribed data from the four sessions, and is currently producing a short brief on the findings for the public health team in Stockton Borough Council.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Steve Robertson from then Centre of Men's Health at Leeds Beckett University provided two days of project oversight. Stockton Borough Council provided with in-kind contributions by booking appropriate venues for the learning set activities and by supporting participant recruitment.
Impact A brief final report on the research findings will be submitted and presented to Middlesbrough Council in March 2016. We will also develop a Fuse brief to summarise the findings and policy recommendations of the research and make this brief available on the Fuse website in April 2016.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Evaluation of 'Change Your Mind about Young People' project. 
Organisation Changemakers
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Fuse researchers evaluated the 'Change Your Mind about Young People' project developed by Tyneside Mind. The aims of the qualitative evaluation were to: identify and analyse the impact of Change Your Mind About Young People on improving GPs treatment of young people with a mental health problem; identify and analyse any benefits to the young volunteers themselves; and identify any changes made within both of these stakeholder groups. Methods included a synthesis of the published and grey literature, semi-structured 1:1 interviews with a purposive sample of GPs; focus groups facilitated with young volunteers aged 16-25 years, 1:1 semi-structured interviews will be conducted with senior representatives from each of the partnership organisations; and documentary analysis in each practice of policies and practices relevant to the treatment of young people with mental health concerns, and any changes to these.
Collaborator Contribution The partners and co-designed the research and provided access to documents and research participants. The supported the dissemination of the findings from the evaluation through their local and national networks, including the Mind network, local Mind Associations, the six UK Regional Youth Work Units and Changemakers. The partners were also represented on a steering group, which oversaw the progress of the evaluation.
Impact Outputs are still being developed.
Start Year 2013
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Evaluation of 'Change Your Mind about Young People' project. 
Organisation Regional Youth Work Unit
Department Regional Youth Work Unit--North East
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Fuse researchers evaluated the 'Change Your Mind about Young People' project developed by Tyneside Mind. The aims of the qualitative evaluation were to: identify and analyse the impact of Change Your Mind About Young People on improving GPs treatment of young people with a mental health problem; identify and analyse any benefits to the young volunteers themselves; and identify any changes made within both of these stakeholder groups. Methods included a synthesis of the published and grey literature, semi-structured 1:1 interviews with a purposive sample of GPs; focus groups facilitated with young volunteers aged 16-25 years, 1:1 semi-structured interviews will be conducted with senior representatives from each of the partnership organisations; and documentary analysis in each practice of policies and practices relevant to the treatment of young people with mental health concerns, and any changes to these.
Collaborator Contribution The partners and co-designed the research and provided access to documents and research participants. The supported the dissemination of the findings from the evaluation through their local and national networks, including the Mind network, local Mind Associations, the six UK Regional Youth Work Units and Changemakers. The partners were also represented on a steering group, which oversaw the progress of the evaluation.
Impact Outputs are still being developed.
Start Year 2013
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Evaluation of 'Change Your Mind about Young People' project. 
Organisation Tyneside Mind
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Fuse researchers evaluated the 'Change Your Mind about Young People' project developed by Tyneside Mind. The aims of the qualitative evaluation were to: identify and analyse the impact of Change Your Mind About Young People on improving GPs treatment of young people with a mental health problem; identify and analyse any benefits to the young volunteers themselves; and identify any changes made within both of these stakeholder groups. Methods included a synthesis of the published and grey literature, semi-structured 1:1 interviews with a purposive sample of GPs; focus groups facilitated with young volunteers aged 16-25 years, 1:1 semi-structured interviews will be conducted with senior representatives from each of the partnership organisations; and documentary analysis in each practice of policies and practices relevant to the treatment of young people with mental health concerns, and any changes to these.
Collaborator Contribution The partners and co-designed the research and provided access to documents and research participants. The supported the dissemination of the findings from the evaluation through their local and national networks, including the Mind network, local Mind Associations, the six UK Regional Youth Work Units and Changemakers. The partners were also represented on a steering group, which oversaw the progress of the evaluation.
Impact Outputs are still being developed.
Start Year 2013
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Evaluation of Child Poverty Project in Grangetown, Redcar and Cleveland 
Organisation Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Public Health contacted AskFuse for support with the evaluation of their the Grangetown Child Poverty Project. In response to the Due North Inquiry, The Redcar & Cleveland Health and Wellbeing Board has commissioned a child poverty project in Grangetown to tackle poverty and economic inequality (one of four local actions recommended by the inquiry). The project aims to redesign and improve existing services and programmes in the Borough to tackle the underlying causes of child poverty more effectively through an integrated approach that places community engagement at its core. The project is intended as a pilot for other parts of the Borough. The position of public health within the local authority offers an opportunity to co-ordinate work across a number of social policy areas to improve the health of the population. Initially, the public health team was keen to establish a baseline with Fuse by undertaking a pre-project survey that seeks the views of families, members of the community and partners in Grangetown on child poverty and recommendations to address them. Fuse associate, Steve Crossley at Durham University, provided input for the survey questionnaire and advised on the analysis of the data. This support led to a further request from the public health team for the development of an evaluation of the Child Poverty Project. In a number of conversations with the public health team and the child poverty community partnership, opportunities for a PhD study were explored to support the project with action research and to evaluate its long-term impact on the health and wellbeing of the population in Grangetown. The Council commissioned Fuse to conduct a scoping exercise for a PhD study, which would enable the community partnership to secure further funding from the Health and Wellbeing Board for a Fuse PhD student. The scoping exercise, conducted by Pat Watson at Teesside University includes: 1. a very rapid review of the published and grey literature to identify existing work, clarify key concepts and establish parameters for the research 2. a small number of qualitative interviews (max. n=5) with key stakeholders to provide a a) clear picture of current status/form/constituents of the CPPG; b) a discussion of mapping exercise results and analysis of baseline questionnaire; and c) an anticipated direction of travel for the project. The will results in an outline PhD proposal for approval by the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Collaborator Contribution Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council: 1. Provides access to current baseline data, including the community insight survey 2. Assists with recruitment/ introductions for interviews 3. Liaises with the research team to shape the project and to provide feedback on the PhD proposal.
Impact A final report will be provided to the public health team Esther upon completion of the project. The research team and AskFuse will disseminate the findings at future Fuse events and the publication of academic papers and presentations at conferences may arise from this piece of work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Evaluation of Vulnerable Adults Wrap Around Services 
Organisation Durham Dales Health Federation
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Fuse researchers are supporting the delivery of a strategy developed by Durham Dales Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group (DDES CCG) for the frail elderly by evaluating their Vulnerable Adults Wrap Around Services Pilot (VAWSP). These services provide a comprehensive and co-ordinated package of care for patients aged 75 or older with the aim of reducing avoidable admissions and enabling patients to stay at home longer. Durham Dales Health Federation, which is delivering the pilot over the next two years, was keen to evaluate 1) the impact of the pilot on social isolation, which they viewed as a mechanism for reducing unplanned admissions, and 2) the use of social care plans to coordinate the services effectively around social isolations needs of patients in the Durham Dales. A realist evaluation approach was developed with the researchers to expose the multiple resources delivered as part of the VAWSP, the ways that these may be employed with different people, and how these might generate different outcomes. The evaluation consists of a literature review, focus group with practitioners and interviews with patients and will result in new metrics for capturing outcomes and recommendations for scaling up the pilot across the Durham Dales.
Collaborator Contribution Practitioners from the Durham Dales Health Federation conducted 10 interviews with patients, based on the interview schedule produced in collaboration with the Fuse researchers.
Impact A full research report is expected by 31st August 2015 and will presented to representatives from both the CCG and Health Federation. We will also develop a Fuse brief to summary key finding and policy implications for our policy and practice partners and publish the brief on the Fuse website in September 2016. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, comprising commissioners from the NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG, practitioners from the Durham Dales Health Federation and public health academics from Fuse, based at Northumbria University.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Evaluation of Vulnerable Adults Wrap Around Services 
Organisation NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fuse researchers are supporting the delivery of a strategy developed by Durham Dales Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group (DDES CCG) for the frail elderly by evaluating their Vulnerable Adults Wrap Around Services Pilot (VAWSP). These services provide a comprehensive and co-ordinated package of care for patients aged 75 or older with the aim of reducing avoidable admissions and enabling patients to stay at home longer. Durham Dales Health Federation, which is delivering the pilot over the next two years, was keen to evaluate 1) the impact of the pilot on social isolation, which they viewed as a mechanism for reducing unplanned admissions, and 2) the use of social care plans to coordinate the services effectively around social isolations needs of patients in the Durham Dales. A realist evaluation approach was developed with the researchers to expose the multiple resources delivered as part of the VAWSP, the ways that these may be employed with different people, and how these might generate different outcomes. The evaluation consists of a literature review, focus group with practitioners and interviews with patients and will result in new metrics for capturing outcomes and recommendations for scaling up the pilot across the Durham Dales.
Collaborator Contribution Practitioners from the Durham Dales Health Federation conducted 10 interviews with patients, based on the interview schedule produced in collaboration with the Fuse researchers.
Impact A full research report is expected by 31st August 2015 and will presented to representatives from both the CCG and Health Federation. We will also develop a Fuse brief to summary key finding and policy implications for our policy and practice partners and publish the brief on the Fuse website in September 2016. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, comprising commissioners from the NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG, practitioners from the Durham Dales Health Federation and public health academics from Fuse, based at Northumbria University.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Evaluation of the health impacts of Stockton's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funded insulation programme 
Organisation Stockton Borough Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fuse researchers are supporting Stockton Borough Council with the evaluation of their ECO scheme. The ECO scheme has provided external wall cladding for old, largely solid brick, housing stock across the Borough since 2007 to over 6,500 households. The scheme is aimed at alleviating fuel poverty and providing warmer homes and thus improving the health of occupants. SBC was keen is to evaluate the impact of the ECO scheme by making a methodologically valid link between cause - the ECO scheme - and effect - health improvement and reduction in fuel poverty in order to develop a business case for the Council for the continuation of the scheme. The current Energy Company Obligation (ECO) ends in April 2017 and it is unlikely that more national public funding will be made available for investment in energy efficiency. Therefore, existing local resources need to be used cost effectively. And this will likely involve a locally-led, area-based approach, through local partnerships (for example between councils and GPs). These partnership needs to make best use of local knowledge to successfully engage residents and delivery partners and convince commissioners to continue investment in local schemes. The evaluation is developing the evidence for this business case by evaluating the impact of the ECO scheme on fuel poverty and the health and well-being of residents involved. The research utilises existing national datasets (e.g. Public Health Outcomes Framework indicators and Department for Energy and Climate Change Fuel Poverty sub-regional statistics) and local monitoring data (on household energy savings and job creation through the scheme), combined with a postal survey to a sample of 2,048 residents in eight of the most deprived LSOAs in Stockton-on-Tees that exhibiting the highest incidences of fuel poverty. The control group will contain households with similar socioeconomic, demographic and housing characteristics that did not receive external wall cladding. The questionnaire collects additional data on service usage for health and social care; household composition; income spent on fuel; and health using the validated EQ-5D tool.
Collaborator Contribution The research is supported by a partnership of Council staff from different departments, including Public Health, Transport, Environmental Management, representatives from energy provider NEON and health economists from Fuse, based at Newcastle University. The partnership facilitates access to secondary data, inform the research design, support the interpretation of findings and formulation of recommendations for policy makers.
Impact A final research report on health impact will be submitted and presented to Stockton Borough Council in April 2017 to inform a business case for the continuation of the scheme by the Council. The research is supported by a multi-disciplinary partnership that includes Council staff from different departments, including Public Health, Transport, Environmental Management, representatives from energy provider NEON and health economists from Fuse, based at Newcastle University. We will also develop a Fuse brief to summarise the findings and policy recommendations of the research and make this brief available on the Fuse website in May 2017.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Improving quality of life in sheltered accommodation 
Organisation South Tyneside Homes
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution South Tyneside Homes is undertaking a programme of refurbishment and development of their Housing Plus accommodation for older people, including residents with the early stages of dementia. The Arm's-Length Management organisation (ALMO) was keen to evaluate the health and wellbeing impacts of the programme for their tenants to inform future development of older people's housing within the region. During a meeting with South Tyneside Homes a brief was agreed and later distributed among Fuse researchers. A team of Fuse researchers at the University of Sunderland expressed an interest in the work and developed a proposal. They proposed a mixed methods realistic evaluation that collected data from key stakeholders through participatory appraisal sessions, focus groups, in-depth qualitative interviews and questionnaire-based surveys with residents, families and friends and staff. The proposal was positively received and fine-tuned in a follow-up meeting between South Tyneside Homes, Fuse staff and Results Communications, who are also involved in the research project. The evaluation started in April 2014 with a final report scheduled for January 2015.
Collaborator Contribution The partner co-designed the research proposal and provided access to data and participants.
Impact A final report is scheduled for January 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Improving school readiness in Stockton on Tees through embedded PhD research 
Organisation Stockton Borough Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hartlepool & Stockton-On-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (HAST CCG) and Stockton on Tees Borough Council Public Health (SBC PH) have joined forces with Catalyst Stockton, a local VCS infrastructure organisation, to develop an early intervention and prevention project for children aged 0-3 in Stockton Town Centre. The project aims to improve the school readiness of children living in this ward and will be developed between May 2014 and April 2019. By improving children's school readiness, the project aims to improve their health and well-being of these children in the long-term and reduce health inequalities in the ward. Stockton Town Centre has high levels of Children in Need and Looked After Children; the ward also experiences high levels of deprivation, drug and alcohol abuse and has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the UK. In addition, 47.6 % of children in the ward are affected by poverty with less than 50% of the children achieving good levels of school readiness (JSNA Stockton). 'A Fairer Start' wants to achieve better coordination of the current provision and develop community interventions focused on early years. This includes mapping the existing services and community assets, improving joint-up working between them and developing better assessment methods. The active involvement of the local communities, including different ethnic groups, was identified as crucial in both the design and implementation of the project and community champions were recruited and trained to facilitate this process. Initially, the partnership approached Fuse to conduct a rapid review of the literature on interventions with an evidence base for improving school readiness that could be applied to Stockton Town Centre. In conversation with AskFuse, the scope of the project was extended to include a full process and impact evaluation of the project with the support of a dedicated PhD student. Teesside-based Research Assistant Dora Machaira was appointed to work closely with the project team over the three year-span of the project, while drawing on wider support and expertise from Fuse academics and her supervisors: Professor Janet Shucksmith (Teesside University, SHSC), Dr Raghu Lingam (Newcastle University) and Professor Paul Crawshaw (Teesside University, SSSBL). This unique approach secures rigorous academic research in close collaborations with public health and social care practitioners. The PhD research is paid for by the Stockton Borough Council with financial support from Teesside University.
Collaborator Contribution Stockton on Tees Borough Council Public Health provides practical supervision for the PhD students and support with access to project documents, staff meetings, secondary data and recruitment of participants for interviews and focus groups.
Impact A protocol for a systematic review of interventions for improving school readiness has been accepted and is being edited for publication in the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. The provisional title for the protocol is: "The effectiveness and experience of early intervention programs using volunteers and community champions, which aim to improve cognitive, social and emotional development, speech, language and nutrition of children from conception to two years old: a mixed methods systematic review protocol". A PhD thesis will be submitted to Teesside University in August 2018 and a summary report on findings and policy recommendations to Hartlepool & Stockton-On-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group and Stockton on Tees Borough Council Public Health. We will also develop a Fuse Brief for publication on the Fuse website in September 2018.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Independent evaluation of two programmes delivering relationships and sex education in schools and to parents 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Two teams of Fuse researchers support the evaluation of two programmes developed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council, UR Choice and Speakeasy, which deliver relationships and sex education in schools and to parents. Ur Choice is intended to offer opportunities to young people in years 9 to 11 (ages 14-16) to explore relationships and sexuality in a safe, healthy and fun way. Principles of social learning theory have been used to structure the programme; adult led sessions in year 9 are complemented in year 10 by peer-educators from slightly older age groups (year 12) acting as role models, giving clear messages about social norms. Both adults and peer educators signpost to a range of local and national services for young people. The overall aim of the evaluation is to identify key assets and barriers in the successful delivery of Ur Choice in Bradford secondary schools, in order to inform the delivery of the project to future schools with the most optimal support in terms of infrastructure, training and resources. The objectives of the evaluation will thus be: 1. To examine the assets and barriers to schools' engagement with the project; 2. To explore whether various levels of school engagement in the project relate to project outcomes (e.g. pupil knowledge about relationships and sex education); 3. To investigate what resources, training, and infrastructure are needed for schools in the future to deliver the project; 4. To ascertain how effectively schools engage with the current monitoring system and evaluation tools; 5. To determine how effective the current monitoring system and evaluation tools are in demonstrating the project's input, output and outcomes. The Bradford Speakeasy course is a community-based educational programme designed to support and encourage parents to communicate with their children about sex, sexuality, sexual health and relationships. The course has been delivered in primary schools in Bradford since 2005 by specially trained facilitators. The overarching aim of the evaluation will be to establish the effectiveness of Bradford's Speakeasy programme and assess the effect on the conversations that parents have with their children about relationships and sex education. Specific evaluation objectives will be: 1. To examine whether parents who have attended a Speakeasy course are knowledgeable and feel able to talk confidently to their children about relationships and sexual health in an open, honest and timely manner; 2. To ascertain how many parents engage with their children in conversations about relationships and sex education after the course and how often they have engaged; 3. To explore whether the children and young people think their questions have been answered and if they feel they can ask the question again if they don't understand something; 4. To examine whether the facilitator's course provides the pending facilitators with the knowledge, skills and confidence to run a Speakeasy course. Both research project use a mixed methods design. The UR Choice research includes a review of the literature relating to those factors which are known to enhance the engagement of schools in health promotion activities, particularly those related to sex and relationships education, comparative case studies in three schools, involving observation, document and statistics review, interviews with delivery staff, focus groups with students, and an online survey with teachers in all participating schools to explore value of Ur choice intervention, as well as perceived barriers to engagement and issues around monitoring and evaluation of intervention. The Speakeasy project includes Interviews with a sample of staff delivering the course, a semi-structured brief questionnaire to evaluate participants' attitudes (beliefs, feelings and behaviours) towards the sexual health education programme, focus groups with 6-10 participants, interviews with 10 families.
Collaborator Contribution The partner co-designed the research proposal and provide access to data, local schools and participants.
Impact Outputs are still being developed.
Start Year 2013
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Interventions to promote sustainable and active transport in Newcastle: 'Cycling in the City' change and health impacts 
Organisation Newcastle City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Newcastle City Council asked Fuse for help in monitoring the health outcomes of their 'Newcastle Fit for Cycling' programme, which aims to increase and sustain active travel across the city. At the same time Fuse researchers were developing a European funding application for research on the impact of cycling infrastructure upgrades across different European cities. Initially, they explored with the Public Health team whether Newcastle could be included as a case study in this application but after a number of conversations it was concluded that the research questions and timescales of this application did not provide a good fit with the needs of the City Council. Instead, a new two-staged research project was developed in collaboration between the partners. The first stage developed and tested an evaluation framework for one component of the programme: 'Cycling in the City', which encourages people to take up cycling, particularly in hard-to-reach groups such as such as young women, older adults and members of the BME community. For this stage a Research Associate at Newcastle University inventoried existing interventions and projects in the region that promoted sustainable travel. She also reviewed assessment tools and data collected within the projects to design an overarching evaluation framework for the 'Cycling in the City' programme. This resulted in a common assessment tool with core variables on health and physical activity but with the flexibility of location-specific adaptations for different interventions. This stage ran from December 2014 to November 2015. In the second stage, Public Health and Transport officers within Newcastle Council will team up with researchers at Newcastle University (led by Dr. Vera Araujo-Soares) to scale up the pilot by applying for external funding to the National Institute for Health Research - Public Health Research programme to provide a comprehensive assessment of the different interventions within the 'Newcastle Fit for Cycling' programme. The larger study will look at long-term behaviour change (including different usages of the cycling paths), impact on health (cardiovascular risk factors), health inequalities (social patterning of cycle path usage and change in behaviours) and mental wellbeing in Newcastle City. The study design will include both self-reported and monitored activities (using accelerometers) and incorporate data on effect modifiers (such weather, indices of deprivation, sex, age and feelings of safety).
Collaborator Contribution Newcastle City Council public health staff facilitated access to assessment tools and data collected within regional sustainable travel projects that were reviewed by the researcher as part of stage 1. They also provided input for the common assessment tool and are currently supporting the development of the stage two funding application.
Impact A brief report on the findings and recommendations for the common assessment tool was submitted and presented to Newcastle City Council in November 2015. A research proposal to the National Institute for Health Research - Public Health Research programme is being developed between the Fuse researchers and the public health team in Newcastle City Council for a comprehensive assessment of the different interventions within the 'Newcastle Fit for Cycling' programme.
Start Year 2014
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Qualitative evaluation of Neighbourhood Care Teams 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Department UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A Fuse research team evaluated the development and implementation of multi-disciplinary Neighbourhood Care Teams (NCTs) from four different perspectives: the patient view; the carer/ family view; the stakeholder view - members of the NCT, secondary care clinicians, care providers; the strategic view; and members of the Integrated Care Delivery Board/ senior leaders in the local integration work-stream. The evaluation took formative approach to the development of the Neighbourhood Care Team model in Scarborough and Ryedale, conducting interviews and focus groups with patients, carers, professionals and strategic leaders.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provides access to data and research participants and supported the dissemination of the final report.
Impact The outcomes of the evaluation were to develop the optimum model for NCT delivery in Scarborough and Ryedale, that could be used to inform the further roll-out of NCTs across North Yorkshire and inform further work on integrating services; to improve local strategic collaborations in relation to the integration agenda; and to generate additional insights into the barriers and facilitators of health and social care integrated working that can inform the future work plan of the ICDB. A final research report was submitted in October 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Regional research on local mental health issues for young people 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution North East local authority Chief Executives, Leaders and Elected Mayors identified a need for regional research on early signs of potential mental health and well-being issues in the 14-19 age group. They were concerned about increased levels of anxiety and other mental health indicators for this group and were keen to understand the extent and causes of these increases. A call for proposals was commissioned through AskFuse for Fuse researchers and their partners to: 1) conduct a rapid review of the existing literature on mental health interventions for young people and a mapping exercise of existing provision; 2) and to develop a qualitative research project that explored the local causes of mental health issues and how these causes could be addressed more effectively through existing and new provision. An interdisciplinary team of Fuse researchers from Newcastle and Teesside University with expertise in research on young people, behaviour change interventions and child health bid successfully for the research. The researchers work closely with analysts from Public Health England (PHE), who provide input on and access to existing and national and local public health data related to mental health of young people. The research also includes interviews with young people and their parents or carers to gauge their experiences of mental health and accessing health and social care services for help with these issues, looking in particular at the role of peer and family support.
Collaborator Contribution To support their work a steering group was established by the Association of North East Councils (ANEC) which included representatives from ANEC and ILG, expert practitioners, senior local authority officers and Public Health England staff. The researchers work closely with analysts from Public Health England (PHE), who provide input on and access to existing and national and local public health data related to mental health of young people.
Impact A final research report will be submitted and presented to the Steering Group for the research project in April 2016. We will also develop a Fuse brief to summarise the findings and policy recommendations of the research and make this brief available on the Fuse website in May 2016.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Regional research on local mental health issues for young people 
Organisation University of Michigan
Department Institute for Social Research
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution North East local authority Chief Executives, Leaders and Elected Mayors identified a need for regional research on early signs of potential mental health and well-being issues in the 14-19 age group. They were concerned about increased levels of anxiety and other mental health indicators for this group and were keen to understand the extent and causes of these increases. A call for proposals was commissioned through AskFuse for Fuse researchers and their partners to: 1) conduct a rapid review of the existing literature on mental health interventions for young people and a mapping exercise of existing provision; 2) and to develop a qualitative research project that explored the local causes of mental health issues and how these causes could be addressed more effectively through existing and new provision. An interdisciplinary team of Fuse researchers from Newcastle and Teesside University with expertise in research on young people, behaviour change interventions and child health bid successfully for the research. The researchers work closely with analysts from Public Health England (PHE), who provide input on and access to existing and national and local public health data related to mental health of young people. The research also includes interviews with young people and their parents or carers to gauge their experiences of mental health and accessing health and social care services for help with these issues, looking in particular at the role of peer and family support.
Collaborator Contribution To support their work a steering group was established by the Association of North East Councils (ANEC) which included representatives from ANEC and ILG, expert practitioners, senior local authority officers and Public Health England staff. The researchers work closely with analysts from Public Health England (PHE), who provide input on and access to existing and national and local public health data related to mental health of young people.
Impact A final research report will be submitted and presented to the Steering Group for the research project in April 2016. We will also develop a Fuse brief to summarise the findings and policy recommendations of the research and make this brief available on the Fuse website in May 2016.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Review evidence base on maternal and infant health partnerships 
Organisation Middlesbrough Borough Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team reviewed the literature on effective interventions and partnership approaches in maternal smoking and substance misuse to inform the strategic development of a Maternal Health and Infant Partnership in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. The review makes recommendations for improving maternal and infant health locally. Two areas of maternal and child health were identified as important contributors to the health of the local populations of Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. These areas were maternal smoking (in pregnancy and the postnatal period) and breastfeeding and maternal substance misuse (drugs and alcohol) and breastfeeding. Intensive internet searches were conducted to identify programmes that had been put in place in locations throughout the UK. Follow-up research then identified outcome data for each intervention, as well as key staff members involved in the establishment of the intervention. Contact was made with these key staff members and their insights into setting up and maintaining programmes was recorded.
Collaborator Contribution The partners co-designed the research and provided access to data and research participants. They also supported the dissemination of the research finding through a Maternal, Infant and Child Health conference at Middlesbrough Football Club on 22nd October 2014.
Impact The final research report was submitted and approved in August 2014 by the partners and made available to participants of the Maternal, Infant and Child Health conference at Middlesbrough Football Club on 22nd October 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Review evidence base on maternal and infant health partnerships 
Organisation Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team reviewed the literature on effective interventions and partnership approaches in maternal smoking and substance misuse to inform the strategic development of a Maternal Health and Infant Partnership in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. The review makes recommendations for improving maternal and infant health locally. Two areas of maternal and child health were identified as important contributors to the health of the local populations of Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. These areas were maternal smoking (in pregnancy and the postnatal period) and breastfeeding and maternal substance misuse (drugs and alcohol) and breastfeeding. Intensive internet searches were conducted to identify programmes that had been put in place in locations throughout the UK. Follow-up research then identified outcome data for each intervention, as well as key staff members involved in the establishment of the intervention. Contact was made with these key staff members and their insights into setting up and maintaining programmes was recorded.
Collaborator Contribution The partners co-designed the research and provided access to data and research participants. They also supported the dissemination of the research finding through a Maternal, Infant and Child Health conference at Middlesbrough Football Club on 22nd October 2014.
Impact The final research report was submitted and approved in August 2014 by the partners and made available to participants of the Maternal, Infant and Child Health conference at Middlesbrough Football Club on 22nd October 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Review of breastfeeding support services 
Organisation Middlesbrough Borough Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A Fuse research team assisted the partners in completing a local review of current services delivered across South of Tees that support the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding. The review aimed to provide the partners with a clear understanding of the current services being delivered and how they are performing, including strengths and weaknesses and also up to date consultation information from a range of stakeholders in order to understand the specific needs for Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. A range of key partners and local community members were consulted using a range of approaches including questionnaires, focus groups and face to face interviews about the current delivery and future expectations about breastfeeding support services.This data was then used to inform the development of future commissioning intentions and services, which were innovative, fit for purpose and ensure that families are offered the best support to enable mothers to breastfeed.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided access to local data and participants and supported the dissemination of the research findings.
Impact A final research report was submitted and approved by the partners in July 2014.
Start Year 2014
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Review of breastfeeding support services 
Organisation Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A Fuse research team assisted the partners in completing a local review of current services delivered across South of Tees that support the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding. The review aimed to provide the partners with a clear understanding of the current services being delivered and how they are performing, including strengths and weaknesses and also up to date consultation information from a range of stakeholders in order to understand the specific needs for Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. A range of key partners and local community members were consulted using a range of approaches including questionnaires, focus groups and face to face interviews about the current delivery and future expectations about breastfeeding support services.This data was then used to inform the development of future commissioning intentions and services, which were innovative, fit for purpose and ensure that families are offered the best support to enable mothers to breastfeed.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided access to local data and participants and supported the dissemination of the research findings.
Impact A final research report was submitted and approved by the partners in July 2014.
Start Year 2014
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Service integration through embedded research: evaluating Live Well Gateshead 
Organisation Gateshead Council
Department Public Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fuse and Gateshead Council Public Health have developed an innovative partnership that supports the use of research evidence within the Council. The model applies a researcher-in-residence approach to help inform the design of Public Health interventions and to effectively measure the outcomes of these interventions. The collaboration aims to develop closer links between researchers from Fuse: the Centre for Translational Research in Public health and the Council, to improve the skills in research and evaluation within its Public Health team and increase awareness among the academics of the evidence and evaluation needs in the Local Authority. The partnership initially focuses on the evaluation of the 'Live Well Gateshead' (LWG) programme, with the aim of applying the learning to other projects within the Public Health department. Live Well Gateshead supports individuals, families and communities to improve their health and wellbeing by reducing health inequalities through improved service integration and by moving resources towards prevention and early intervention and away from avoidable treatment and care. Dr Mandy Cheetham, Research Associate at Teesside University and member of the Fuse Translational Research programme, has been appointed as the 'researcher-in-residence' and is developing the evaluation research at the Council between August 2015 and July 2016. She is based in the Public Health team offices and part of their daily practices. Her embedded role has enabled Mandy so far to build strong relationships with the Public Health team and other stakeholders in Durham County Council, who frequently consult Mandy for advice on other research projects, requiring Mandy to draw on the wider expertise within Fuse. In return, Mandy is gaining insight into the political decision making processes within the Council, and the language required to provide useful input into this process. The initial findings from the research will be used to support a re-modelling of the existing LWG programme to provide are more targeted service within a context of on-going efficiency saving in Public Health.
Collaborator Contribution The public health team at Gateshead Council provided Dr Mandy Cheetham with office space and access to their ICT systems. They also gave Mandy with access to internal meetings and usage of Council meeting rooms for Fuse research events.
Impact An internal interim report on fieldwork progress was submitted to and discussed by the Live Well Gateshead Evaluation Advisory Group on 18 November 2015. Mandy presented on her new role at a Fuse seminar in June 2015 with Prof Martin Marshall from UCL on embedded research, http://www.fuse.ac.uk/events/othereventswhichmaybeofinterest/thechallengesandopportunitiesofembeddedresearchinpublichealth.html ; and at The UKCRC15 conference in November 2015, which featured a joint workshop between Fuse and DECIPHer on embedded research (see page 57 of the abstract booklet, http://ukcrc15.efconference.co.uk/media/135457/abstract-booklet.pdf The appointment of Mandy to the post of embedded researcher in Gateshead Council has been advertised in news items on both the Fuse ("Fuse teams up with Council to embed research into practice", http://www.fuse.ac.uk/news/fuseteamsupwithcounciltoembedresearchintopractice.html) and the Live Well Gateshead website (http://www.ourgateshead.org/resources/live-well-gateshead).
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Social Return on Investment for North East Deafblindness intervention 
Organisation Scene Enterprises Durham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In Good Hands Project North East (IGH) is a 3.5 year £1million project funded by the BIG Lottery, in association with The Daily Mail and managed by SCENE Enterprises CIC, based in Tyne and Wear. The project raises awareness of older people with age acquired Deafblindness and increases the skills of people working in care and community support by providing training and qualifications. The project also provides opportunities for older people to become volunteers and support other older Deafblind people. SCENE was keen to evaluate the social value of IGH for different beneficiary groups and to identify key stakeholders for mapping the outcomes of the project; where possible, they wanted to express these outcomes in a monetary value. SCENE was already involved in another AskFuse enquiry and contacted the AskFuse Manager to explore options for the evaluation. Pat Watson, a Research Fellow at Teesside University, offered her expertise in Social Return on Investment (SROI) approaches and developed, together with colleagues at Sunderland University, an Evaluative SROI for the In Goods Hands intervention. The SROI framework is an outcomes-focused measurement tool that aims to quantify social, economic and environmental impacts created through interventions. The evaluation team adopted an action research approach, working alongside SCENE staff, accessing existing information and using regular feedback sessions to inform the development of the evaluation and SROI as it progressed. The existing evidence base and available local and national data were scrutinised by the research team to identify gaps in information and to identify key stakeholders involved with In Good Hands across the North East region. Interviews with these stakeholders will be undertaken at various times over the course of the project to inform a wider online questionnaire that will lay the foundations for the SROI model. Working through the SROI framework, the team is mapping outcomes, agreeing indicators and measures for outcomes with SCENE and identifying and agreeing financial proxies, where appropriate. This will result in an SROI Impact Map of the In Good Hands project and a final report with a calculation of social return on investment for the intervention.
Collaborator Contribution SCENE Enterpises is actively supporting the research by given the Fuse research team access to their existing monitoring and evaluation data, and by introducing the researchers to different beneficiary groups and key stakeholders for the evaluation, including facilitating accommodation and consent for interviews and focus groups.
Impact A final report on the findings of the evaluation research and SROI analysis will be submitted and presented to SCENE Enterprises in September 2017. We will also develop a Fuse brief to summarise the findings and policy recommendations of the research and make this brief available on the Fuse website in October 2017.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - The impact of inter-professional healthcare education: evaluation of the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust FINEST project 
Organisation North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is implementing the FINEST project over the next three years. The Faculty of Inter-professional Education and Staff Training (FINEST) project is reviewing existing Nursing and Allied Health Professionals education in the Trust to develop a more integrated training programme across the different directorates. This will enable staff from different professions to learn about, from and with each other to develop effective collaborations and improve health outcomes for patients. Inter-professional education (IPE) is widely promoted across the globe (WHO Framework for Action on Inter-professional Education) and across the UK (Department of Health and the General Medical Council). However, the evidence base on IPE is limited due to a lack of practice based-evaluation studies and a dominance of American academic studies which favour trial evidence. In particular qualitative evidence is lacking on the relationship between IPE and patient care. To contribute to this identified gap in the evidence base, a PhD project has been developed between Fuse academics at Northumbria University and the Trust to evaluate the FINEST project. By applying a realist approach in collaboration with the project team, practice-based evidence is being developed on the impact of the project on patient care and staff satisfaction. Findings from the secondary data analysis, interviews and surveys with staff and patients are fed back continuously to inform a new structured inter-professional training programme from undergraduate to post-graduate level within the Trust. The research reviews also the existing literature on inter-professional education, particularly on best practices within health settings, and evaluates two pilots that have been developed with the FINEST project: a preceptorship programme for all newly graduated health care practitioners and the development of the Winter Pressures (Resilience) Ward into a 'training ward'.
Collaborator Contribution The PhD student at Northumbria University receives clinical supervision from Professor Jane Metcalf, Consultant Gastroenterologist/Professor of Medical Education within the Trust, and academic support from Dr. Alison Steven, Reader in Health Professions Education at Northumbria. The PhD student is working closely with the project lead Dr Helen Sunderland to ensure continuous communication and feedback and access to relevant staff members and secondary data.
Impact A PhD thesis will be submitted to Northumbria University and summary report on the key findings and recommendations to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in August 2018.
Start Year 2015
 
Description AskFuse Collaboration - Work, health and wellbeing academic scoping exercise 
Organisation Public Health England (formerly: Health Protection Agency)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Health and Wellbeing Directorate of Public Health England (PHE) invited Fuse researchers to tender for a mapping exercise about UK research activity on work, health and wellbeing, including the scoping of a potential virtual network for dissemination and collaboration. A team of researchers from Durham and Teesside Universities submitted a successful bid to PHE. The team conducted a rapid literature review based on existing Fuse research on health and work interventions. They also used Fuse's extended networks to distribute an online and paper survey to gauge academic interest in supporting the review and joining the network. The work started in January 2014 and was completed by the end of March within the available budget. 1,435 papers on the broad topic of Work, Health & Wellbeing were identified and 321 individuals/ organisations were listed as active UK researchers in this field, of which 110 responded to the questionnaire. The literature review helped to map six areas for further research. The majority (80%) of respondents were also interested in joining a virtual network on the topic of Work, Health & Wellbeing and their responses informed a draft business case for the virtual network that PHE is currently considering.
Collaborator Contribution The partner provides access to data and resources for the development of the virtual network.
Impact A final research report was submitted and approved by the partner in April 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Darlington Young People's Social Norms research and practice in schools 
Organisation County Durham and Darlington Public Health Team
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fuse representatives met with representatives from Darlington Borough Council to explore opportunities to make use of the data collected through the school based Darlington Healthy Lifestyles Survey for pupils in years 7 to 11.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from the Darlington Drug and Alcohol Team contributed insights from the survey data, and gave presentations at Darlington Teenage Pregnancy and sexual health stakeholder event on 28th November 2013.
Impact Representatives from the Darlington Drug and Alcohol Team gave a presentation at the Open Conversation slot of the Fuse Knowledge Exchange Group in July 2014. Funding application made to Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund (unsuccessful).
Start Year 2013
 
Description Darlington Young People's Social Norms research and practice in schools 
Organisation Darlington Drug and Alcohol Action Team
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Fuse representatives met with representatives from Darlington Borough Council to explore opportunities to make use of the data collected through the school based Darlington Healthy Lifestyles Survey for pupils in years 7 to 11.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from the Darlington Drug and Alcohol Team contributed insights from the survey data, and gave presentations at Darlington Teenage Pregnancy and sexual health stakeholder event on 28th November 2013.
Impact Representatives from the Darlington Drug and Alcohol Team gave a presentation at the Open Conversation slot of the Fuse Knowledge Exchange Group in July 2014. Funding application made to Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund (unsuccessful).
Start Year 2013
 
Description Darlington Young People's Social Norms research and practice in schools 
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC)
Department FUSE Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fuse representatives met with representatives from Darlington Borough Council to explore opportunities to make use of the data collected through the school based Darlington Healthy Lifestyles Survey for pupils in years 7 to 11.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from the Darlington Drug and Alcohol Team contributed insights from the survey data, and gave presentations at Darlington Teenage Pregnancy and sexual health stakeholder event on 28th November 2013.
Impact Representatives from the Darlington Drug and Alcohol Team gave a presentation at the Open Conversation slot of the Fuse Knowledge Exchange Group in July 2014. Funding application made to Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund (unsuccessful).
Start Year 2013
 
Description Developed partnerships with local councils 
Organisation Gateshead Council
Department Environmental Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Develop links for future research proposals exploring the relationship between the built environment and obesity
Collaborator Contribution Willingness to collaborate on a bid to apply for research funding
Impact Submitted proposal to ESRC secondary data initiative call
Start Year 2013
 
Description Effect of exercise on fluoride metabolism 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department School of Dental Sciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our Brazil - UK collaboration currently operates on a small-scale at senior level. Professor M Buzalaf (MB) from University of Sao Paulo visited Newcastle and Teesside Universities (in 2012) with their financial support. This 3 way collaboration resulted in a successful small-scale studyand also paved the way for additional funding applications (to CNPq and BBSRC-FAPESP). This UK-Brazil team were successful in securing funding, through a British Council-FAPESP initiative, to run a Researcher Link workshop on F metabolism in Brazil (PIs: A Maguire (AM), (Newcastle University), MB ; Co-Is: Ruth Valentine (Newcastle University), Vida Zohoori (Teesside University)), held at Bauru Dental School, in March 2014, with Dr Liane Azevedo (LA) (Teesside University) as one of the attendees. This was an exciting opportunity to progress development of intra- and inter-country collaborative links to the next level by engaging with, and mentoring, the next generation of fluoride researchers to benefit the public and oral health of UK and Brazilian populations. The workshop identified a gap in the expertise of both groups and a potential route for collaboration. Since 2014 the team has acquired seed funding through British Council to work further together (2014), successfully applied for a FAPESP-SPRINT award (2015) and most recently obtained a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from FAPESP and Research Mobility Award from FAPESP and UK Academies. This latest award was accomplished by Dr Liane Azevedo and Prof Sandra Amaral from State University of Sao Paulo. These activities strengthen our strengthening collaboration, allowing further movement of staff between the two countries and helping to promote the MRes degree in our respective universities, facilitated by the MoUs recently signed between Newcastle University and USP and Teeside University and USP.
Collaborator Contribution All explained above
Impact Grants 1. Newton fund- FAPESP/CONFAP/UK Academies (principal investigator). The effect of physical activity on fluoride metabolism in children: a feasibility study. 2016-2017. £ 3,000. 2. The Borrow Foundation (co-applicant). Development of a fluoride assay methodology for plasma from capillary blood samples. 2015-2017. £ 6,540. 3. Sprint - FAPESP (co-applicant). Genetic and environmental influences on fluoride metabolism and retention: A pilot project. 2015-2017. £ 18,000. Publications 3. Zohoori, F. V., Innerd, A., Azevedo, L. B., Whitford, G. M., & Maguire, A. (2015). Effect of exercise on fluoride metabolism in adult humans: a pilot study. Scientific reports, 5.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Effect of exercise on fluoride metabolism 
Organisation Sao Paulo State University
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our Brazil - UK collaboration currently operates on a small-scale at senior level. Professor M Buzalaf (MB) from University of Sao Paulo visited Newcastle and Teesside Universities (in 2012) with their financial support. This 3 way collaboration resulted in a successful small-scale studyand also paved the way for additional funding applications (to CNPq and BBSRC-FAPESP). This UK-Brazil team were successful in securing funding, through a British Council-FAPESP initiative, to run a Researcher Link workshop on F metabolism in Brazil (PIs: A Maguire (AM), (Newcastle University), MB ; Co-Is: Ruth Valentine (Newcastle University), Vida Zohoori (Teesside University)), held at Bauru Dental School, in March 2014, with Dr Liane Azevedo (LA) (Teesside University) as one of the attendees. This was an exciting opportunity to progress development of intra- and inter-country collaborative links to the next level by engaging with, and mentoring, the next generation of fluoride researchers to benefit the public and oral health of UK and Brazilian populations. The workshop identified a gap in the expertise of both groups and a potential route for collaboration. Since 2014 the team has acquired seed funding through British Council to work further together (2014), successfully applied for a FAPESP-SPRINT award (2015) and most recently obtained a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from FAPESP and Research Mobility Award from FAPESP and UK Academies. This latest award was accomplished by Dr Liane Azevedo and Prof Sandra Amaral from State University of Sao Paulo. These activities strengthen our strengthening collaboration, allowing further movement of staff between the two countries and helping to promote the MRes degree in our respective universities, facilitated by the MoUs recently signed between Newcastle University and USP and Teeside University and USP.
Collaborator Contribution All explained above
Impact Grants 1. Newton fund- FAPESP/CONFAP/UK Academies (principal investigator). The effect of physical activity on fluoride metabolism in children: a feasibility study. 2016-2017. £ 3,000. 2. The Borrow Foundation (co-applicant). Development of a fluoride assay methodology for plasma from capillary blood samples. 2015-2017. £ 6,540. 3. Sprint - FAPESP (co-applicant). Genetic and environmental influences on fluoride metabolism and retention: A pilot project. 2015-2017. £ 18,000. Publications 3. Zohoori, F. V., Innerd, A., Azevedo, L. B., Whitford, G. M., & Maguire, A. (2015). Effect of exercise on fluoride metabolism in adult humans: a pilot study. Scientific reports, 5.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Effect of exercise on fluoride metabolism 
Organisation University of Sao Paulo
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our Brazil - UK collaboration currently operates on a small-scale at senior level. Professor M Buzalaf (MB) from University of Sao Paulo visited Newcastle and Teesside Universities (in 2012) with their financial support. This 3 way collaboration resulted in a successful small-scale studyand also paved the way for additional funding applications (to CNPq and BBSRC-FAPESP). This UK-Brazil team were successful in securing funding, through a British Council-FAPESP initiative, to run a Researcher Link workshop on F metabolism in Brazil (PIs: A Maguire (AM), (Newcastle University), MB ; Co-Is: Ruth Valentine (Newcastle University), Vida Zohoori (Teesside University)), held at Bauru Dental School, in March 2014, with Dr Liane Azevedo (LA) (Teesside University) as one of the attendees. This was an exciting opportunity to progress development of intra- and inter-country collaborative links to the next level by engaging with, and mentoring, the next generation of fluoride researchers to benefit the public and oral health of UK and Brazilian populations. The workshop identified a gap in the expertise of both groups and a potential route for collaboration. Since 2014 the team has acquired seed funding through British Council to work further together (2014), successfully applied for a FAPESP-SPRINT award (2015) and most recently obtained a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from FAPESP and Research Mobility Award from FAPESP and UK Academies. This latest award was accomplished by Dr Liane Azevedo and Prof Sandra Amaral from State University of Sao Paulo. These activities strengthen our strengthening collaboration, allowing further movement of staff between the two countries and helping to promote the MRes degree in our respective universities, facilitated by the MoUs recently signed between Newcastle University and USP and Teeside University and USP.
Collaborator Contribution All explained above
Impact Grants 1. Newton fund- FAPESP/CONFAP/UK Academies (principal investigator). The effect of physical activity on fluoride metabolism in children: a feasibility study. 2016-2017. £ 3,000. 2. The Borrow Foundation (co-applicant). Development of a fluoride assay methodology for plasma from capillary blood samples. 2015-2017. £ 6,540. 3. Sprint - FAPESP (co-applicant). Genetic and environmental influences on fluoride metabolism and retention: A pilot project. 2015-2017. £ 18,000. Publications 3. Zohoori, F. V., Innerd, A., Azevedo, L. B., Whitford, G. M., & Maguire, A. (2015). Effect of exercise on fluoride metabolism in adult humans: a pilot study. Scientific reports, 5.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Exploring the intergenerational transmission of time preference on BMI 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Health Economics Research Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Conducted the data analysis, wrote up many of the sections of the paper.
Collaborator Contribution Provide help on how time preference influences BMI. Read drafts and make suggestions to improve paper.
Impact Presented preliminary findings at conference in January 2011 in York (HESG). Paper submitted to the journal Health Economics in August 2012 (currently under review)
Start Year 2010
 
Description Gateshead Millennium Study team 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute for Ageing and Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I (Adamson) was PI on the NPRI funding and responsible for the conduct of the Gateshead Millennium Study and maintenance of the Gateshead Millennium Study collaboration from 2006 to date. All research team staff engaged in data collection and fieldwork have been employed and managed in the Public Health Nutrition Research group (Human Nutrition Research Centre and Institute of Health & Society) at Newcastle University. All data have been entered and maintained at Newcastle where the majority of data analysis has also been undertaken. On-going contact and maintenance of the cohort is by Newcastle University.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Charlotte Wright established the Gateshead Millennium cohort while working at Newcastle University in 1999. Now at Glasgow Prof Wright and her team (including Prof John McColl and Dr Andrea Sheriff have contributed expertise in measurement of body composition in children. Prof John Reilly has contributed his expertise in measurement of physical activity in children to the Gateshead Millennium Study colloboration. Prof Reilly was directly involved in the supervision and training of Dr Laura Basterfield who was appointed to the Gateshead Millennium Study under the NPRI funding and involved in the application to the Scottish Executive for further funding. Retention of skills in measurement of physical activity within the public health nutrition group at Newcastle University through Dr Basterfield has extended the range of expertise within the group. Dr Basterfield has contributed advice to other research both within and outside the group. Dr Robert Drewett provided expertise in psychological measures. Dr Caroline Relton has expertise in nutrition and epigenetics. Funds awarded by the Childrens Foundation in Newcastle allowed for collection and preliminary analysis of DNA samples (from saliva) collected from children and mothers in the Gateshead Millennium Study - this will explore the epigenetics of obesity in the Gateshead Millennium Study cohort. The study forms a larger programme of work, which aims to investigate the biological mechanisms, which cause appetite dysregulation and thus predispose children to eat more. Dr Anne Dale provided the links with Gateshead NHS Trust.
Impact A full list of published outputs have been given in the relevant section. This is a multi disciplinary collaboration which includes: Prof Ashley Adamson, Prof of Public Health Nutrition; Dr Kathryn Parkinson, Psychologist; Prof Charlotte Wright, Prof of Community Child Health; Prof Ann Le Couteur, Prof of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Dr Anne Dale, Consultant Paediatrician; Dr Robert Drewett, Reader in Psychology; Dr Mark Pearce, Senior Lecturer in Lifecourse Epidemiology; Prof John Reilly, Prof of Physical Activity and Public Health Science; Dr Paul McArdle, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Dr Caroline Relton, Genetic Epidemiologist.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Gateshead Millennium Study team 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I (Adamson) was PI on the NPRI funding and responsible for the conduct of the Gateshead Millennium Study and maintenance of the Gateshead Millennium Study collaboration from 2006 to date. All research team staff engaged in data collection and fieldwork have been employed and managed in the Public Health Nutrition Research group (Human Nutrition Research Centre and Institute of Health & Society) at Newcastle University. All data have been entered and maintained at Newcastle where the majority of data analysis has also been undertaken. On-going contact and maintenance of the cohort is by Newcastle University.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Charlotte Wright established the Gateshead Millennium cohort while working at Newcastle University in 1999. Now at Glasgow Prof Wright and her team (including Prof John McColl and Dr Andrea Sheriff have contributed expertise in measurement of body composition in children. Prof John Reilly has contributed his expertise in measurement of physical activity in children to the Gateshead Millennium Study colloboration. Prof Reilly was directly involved in the supervision and training of Dr Laura Basterfield who was appointed to the Gateshead Millennium Study under the NPRI funding and involved in the application to the Scottish Executive for further funding. Retention of skills in measurement of physical activity within the public health nutrition group at Newcastle University through Dr Basterfield has extended the range of expertise within the group. Dr Basterfield has contributed advice to other research both within and outside the group. Dr Robert Drewett provided expertise in psychological measures. Dr Caroline Relton has expertise in nutrition and epigenetics. Funds awarded by the Childrens Foundation in Newcastle allowed for collection and preliminary analysis of DNA samples (from saliva) collected from children and mothers in the Gateshead Millennium Study - this will explore the epigenetics of obesity in the Gateshead Millennium Study cohort. The study forms a larger programme of work, which aims to investigate the biological mechanisms, which cause appetite dysregulation and thus predispose children to eat more. Dr Anne Dale provided the links with Gateshead NHS Trust.
Impact A full list of published outputs have been given in the relevant section. This is a multi disciplinary collaboration which includes: Prof Ashley Adamson, Prof of Public Health Nutrition; Dr Kathryn Parkinson, Psychologist; Prof Charlotte Wright, Prof of Community Child Health; Prof Ann Le Couteur, Prof of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Dr Anne Dale, Consultant Paediatrician; Dr Robert Drewett, Reader in Psychology; Dr Mark Pearce, Senior Lecturer in Lifecourse Epidemiology; Prof John Reilly, Prof of Physical Activity and Public Health Science; Dr Paul McArdle, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Dr Caroline Relton, Genetic Epidemiologist.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Gateshead Millennium Study team 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Department School of Psychological Sciences and Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I (Adamson) was PI on the NPRI funding and responsible for the conduct of the Gateshead Millennium Study and maintenance of the Gateshead Millennium Study collaboration from 2006 to date. All research team staff engaged in data collection and fieldwork have been employed and managed in the Public Health Nutrition Research group (Human Nutrition Research Centre and Institute of Health & Society) at Newcastle University. All data have been entered and maintained at Newcastle where the majority of data analysis has also been undertaken. On-going contact and maintenance of the cohort is by Newcastle University.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Charlotte Wright established the Gateshead Millennium cohort while working at Newcastle University in 1999. Now at Glasgow Prof Wright and her team (including Prof John McColl and Dr Andrea Sheriff have contributed expertise in measurement of body composition in children. Prof John Reilly has contributed his expertise in measurement of physical activity in children to the Gateshead Millennium Study colloboration. Prof Reilly was directly involved in the supervision and training of Dr Laura Basterfield who was appointed to the Gateshead Millennium Study under the NPRI funding and involved in the application to the Scottish Executive for further funding. Retention of skills in measurement of physical activity within the public health nutrition group at Newcastle University through Dr Basterfield has extended the range of expertise within the group. Dr Basterfield has contributed advice to other research both within and outside the group. Dr Robert Drewett provided expertise in psychological measures. Dr Caroline Relton has expertise in nutrition and epigenetics. Funds awarded by the Childrens Foundation in Newcastle allowed for collection and preliminary analysis of DNA samples (from saliva) collected from children and mothers in the Gateshead Millennium Study - this will explore the epigenetics of obesity in the Gateshead Millennium Study cohort. The study forms a larger programme of work, which aims to investigate the biological mechanisms, which cause appetite dysregulation and thus predispose children to eat more. Dr Anne Dale provided the links with Gateshead NHS Trust.
Impact A full list of published outputs have been given in the relevant section. This is a multi disciplinary collaboration which includes: Prof Ashley Adamson, Prof of Public Health Nutrition; Dr Kathryn Parkinson, Psychologist; Prof Charlotte Wright, Prof of Community Child Health; Prof Ann Le Couteur, Prof of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Dr Anne Dale, Consultant Paediatrician; Dr Robert Drewett, Reader in Psychology; Dr Mark Pearce, Senior Lecturer in Lifecourse Epidemiology; Prof John Reilly, Prof of Physical Activity and Public Health Science; Dr Paul McArdle, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Dr Caroline Relton, Genetic Epidemiologist.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Gateshead PCT 
Organisation Gateshead Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Significant intellectual input into the Gateshead PCT obesity related strategies in school children. Membership of Gateshead Obesity Partnership [Joint Council and NHS working group].
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has enabled wider local dissemination of study results.
Impact On going partnership originally Gateshead PCT now Gateshead Public Health Team in LA. Principal Investigator is a member of Gateshead Obesity Partnership and provides expertise and insight emerging from the Gateshead Millennium Study research results.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Gateshead Public Health Team Embedded Research Project 
Organisation Gateshead Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In collaboration with Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a local authority public health department in North East England appointed an embedded researcher as part of a new, innovative approach to increasing research evidence in public health. There were two parts to the researcher's role: one to undertake a qualitative evaluation of an 'integrated wellbeing model', a preventive, asset-based approach that supports individuals, families and communities to improve their health and wellbeing. The second is to support the use of research evidence in public health more widely. The researcher was based with the public health team 3 days a week from July 2015 until July 2016. An evaluation report has been written and disseminated. Following an internal review of the post by the public health team, and further negotiations with Fuse, it was decided to continue the collaboration for a second year. The focus of the embedded research project from September 2016 until September 2017 is to explore how Gateshead Council can engage with local communities differently, in collaboration with a VCS organisation, to address public health priorities, using the worked example of childhood obesity.
Collaborator Contribution Gateshead Council Public Health Team have funded the embedded research post, offered desk space and supported the researcher to undertake the research as agreed. An embedded research advisory group has been established to oversee progress, with input from Fuse, Teesside University and Gateshead Council. A secondment agreement is in place between Teesside University and Gateshead Council.
Impact Joint conference presentations have been made with Gateshead Council colleagues at a Symposium on Embedded Research at the Fuse Third International Knowledge Exchange in Public Health Conference, held in Gateshead on April 24th and 25th 2016. Jointly authored publications have been submitted for consideration to BMC Health Services Research and the Journal of Public Health.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Gateshead collaborators 
Organisation Gateshead Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The team worked closely with the Gateshead collaborators to organise the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead".
Collaborator Contribution Greater professional and public understanding and awareness of child health in Gateshead. Supportive of conducting research in local schools. Contributed to ESRC Festival of Social Science Event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead". Supported and contributed to the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead", including a financial contribution of £1234. £85000 awarded to continue analysis of data (Nov 2009-Dec 1010). Supported and contributed to the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead".
Impact ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead"
Start Year 2006
 
Description Gateshead collaborators 
Organisation Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The team worked closely with the Gateshead collaborators to organise the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead".
Collaborator Contribution Greater professional and public understanding and awareness of child health in Gateshead. Supportive of conducting research in local schools. Contributed to ESRC Festival of Social Science Event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead". Supported and contributed to the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead", including a financial contribution of £1234. £85000 awarded to continue analysis of data (Nov 2009-Dec 1010). Supported and contributed to the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead".
Impact ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead"
Start Year 2006
 
Description Gateshead collaborators 
Organisation Gateshead Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The team worked closely with the Gateshead collaborators to organise the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead".
Collaborator Contribution Greater professional and public understanding and awareness of child health in Gateshead. Supportive of conducting research in local schools. Contributed to ESRC Festival of Social Science Event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead". Supported and contributed to the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead", including a financial contribution of £1234. £85000 awarded to continue analysis of data (Nov 2009-Dec 1010). Supported and contributed to the ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead".
Impact ESRC Festival of Social Science event "Growing up healthy in Gateshead"
Start Year 2006
 
Description Investigating the impact of the 'Bedroom Tax' on health and wellbeing 
Organisation Newcastle City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led funded evaluation into policy innovation designed to mitigate the impact of the 'Bedroom Tax'
Collaborator Contribution Funding research
Impact Organised conference, 'What Price? Welfare Reform, June 2014 in collaboration with Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal, Association of Local Government Association and FUSE
Start Year 2013
 
Description NHS Choices 
Organisation NHS Choices
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team provided the information for website development. We are in discussions with NHS choices on the adoption of the MapMe web-base intervention into the standard NHS choices material in due course.
Collaborator Contribution NHS Choices developed the web-based version of the Map Me intervention tool in partnership with the study team. This is currently being used in the large cluster randomised trial as part of this study. In the long term the Map Me intervention tool will be available to the public via the NHS Choices website.
Impact Trial participants randomly allocated to the web-based intervention are invited to visit the web-based Map Me intervention, hosted by NHS Choices.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR HS & DR (SDO) 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution research team member, case study lead, qualitative researcher, data collection and analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team members, PI, case study lead, qualitative and quantitative researchers, data collection and analysis, author, presenter, co-creation partners
Impact Rushmer R. K, (PI) Cheetham M., Cox L., Crosland A., Gray J. Hughes L., Hunter D .J, McCabe K., Seaman P., Tannahill C. & Van Der Graaf P. (2014) NIHR HS&DR-09/1002/37: Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of public health services and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - A study in the co-creation of knowledge. (Final report submitted).
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR HS & DR (SDO) 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution research team member, case study lead, qualitative researcher, data collection and analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team members, PI, case study lead, qualitative and quantitative researchers, data collection and analysis, author, presenter, co-creation partners
Impact Rushmer R. K, (PI) Cheetham M., Cox L., Crosland A., Gray J. Hughes L., Hunter D .J, McCabe K., Seaman P., Tannahill C. & Van Der Graaf P. (2014) NIHR HS&DR-09/1002/37: Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of public health services and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - A study in the co-creation of knowledge. (Final report submitted).
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR HS & DR (SDO) 
Organisation Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution research team member, case study lead, qualitative researcher, data collection and analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team members, PI, case study lead, qualitative and quantitative researchers, data collection and analysis, author, presenter, co-creation partners
Impact Rushmer R. K, (PI) Cheetham M., Cox L., Crosland A., Gray J. Hughes L., Hunter D .J, McCabe K., Seaman P., Tannahill C. & Van Der Graaf P. (2014) NIHR HS&DR-09/1002/37: Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of public health services and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - A study in the co-creation of knowledge. (Final report submitted).
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR HS & DR (SDO) 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution research team member, case study lead, qualitative researcher, data collection and analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team members, PI, case study lead, qualitative and quantitative researchers, data collection and analysis, author, presenter, co-creation partners
Impact Rushmer R. K, (PI) Cheetham M., Cox L., Crosland A., Gray J. Hughes L., Hunter D .J, McCabe K., Seaman P., Tannahill C. & Van Der Graaf P. (2014) NIHR HS&DR-09/1002/37: Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of public health services and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - A study in the co-creation of knowledge. (Final report submitted).
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR HS & DR (SDO) 
Organisation Scottish Government
Department Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution research team member, case study lead, qualitative researcher, data collection and analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team members, PI, case study lead, qualitative and quantitative researchers, data collection and analysis, author, presenter, co-creation partners
Impact Rushmer R. K, (PI) Cheetham M., Cox L., Crosland A., Gray J. Hughes L., Hunter D .J, McCabe K., Seaman P., Tannahill C. & Van Der Graaf P. (2014) NIHR HS&DR-09/1002/37: Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of public health services and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - A study in the co-creation of knowledge. (Final report submitted).
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR HS & DR (SDO) 
Organisation Teesside University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution research team member, case study lead, qualitative researcher, data collection and analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team members, PI, case study lead, qualitative and quantitative researchers, data collection and analysis, author, presenter, co-creation partners
Impact Rushmer R. K, (PI) Cheetham M., Cox L., Crosland A., Gray J. Hughes L., Hunter D .J, McCabe K., Seaman P., Tannahill C. & Van Der Graaf P. (2014) NIHR HS&DR-09/1002/37: Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of public health services and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - A study in the co-creation of knowledge. (Final report submitted).
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR HS & DR (SDO) 
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH)
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution research team member, case study lead, qualitative researcher, data collection and analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team members, PI, case study lead, qualitative and quantitative researchers, data collection and analysis, author, presenter, co-creation partners
Impact Rushmer R. K, (PI) Cheetham M., Cox L., Crosland A., Gray J. Hughes L., Hunter D .J, McCabe K., Seaman P., Tannahill C. & Van Der Graaf P. (2014) NIHR HS&DR-09/1002/37: Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of public health services and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - A study in the co-creation of knowledge. (Final report submitted).
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR HS & DR (SDO) 
Organisation University of Northumbria
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution research team member, case study lead, qualitative researcher, data collection and analysis, author, presenter
Collaborator Contribution research team members, PI, case study lead, qualitative and quantitative researchers, data collection and analysis, author, presenter, co-creation partners
Impact Rushmer R. K, (PI) Cheetham M., Cox L., Crosland A., Gray J. Hughes L., Hunter D .J, McCabe K., Seaman P., Tannahill C. & Van Der Graaf P. (2014) NIHR HS&DR-09/1002/37: Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of public health services and interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - A study in the co-creation of knowledge. (Final report submitted).
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR School for Public Health Research 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Department School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution From 2014 I have been Director of Fuse (UKCRC funded centre of excellence in public health research). In 2012 Fuse was successful in becoming a member of the NIHR School for Public Health Research an partnership of 8 universities. In 2016 we were successful in renewing our membership of the SPHR from for period 2017-2022. I have been appointed national director for this funding from 1st April 2017.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations with 7 other members of the SPHR across a portfolio of projects
Impact http://sphr.nihr.ac.uk/
Start Year 2012
 
Description Obesity and the food environment 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Further work from fellowship to explore implementing interventions and the role of the food environment
Collaborator Contribution Develop furture grant applications
Impact Submitting a proposal to the ESRC secondary data analysis call in November 2013
Start Year 2011
 
Description Physical activity and academic achievement 
Organisation University of Hamburg
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have established a collaboration with colleagues from University of Pernambuco, Brazil during an international Conference. As a result of this collaboration we have published one study and there are other two studies under review at Journal of Pediatrics and Obesity Reviews. I am also co-supervising a PhD student from that University , Ms Carla Santana.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact PhD supervision: 1. Almeida Santana C. (University of Pernambuco) Personal, cognitive, social and environmental determinants of physical activity in preschool children. (co-supervisor). 2014-2017 Published studies: 1. Santana, C., Azevedo, L.B.; Lisianny Ferreira C.C.N; Silva Neves P.R; Prado E.; Prado W. Is the Association between BMI and academic performance influenced by physical activity level of the children? - Brazilian Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 20(3), 252. IF: none Under review: 1.Santana C.C, Gunnarsdottir T., Azevedo L.B., Prado E.C., Farah B.Q, Botero J.P., O Hill J., Prado W., Wagner L. Academic outcomes are better among low-income fit girls independent of weight and fat. Pediatric Exercise Science. 2.Santana C.C, Gunnarsdottir T., Azevedo L.B., Prado E.C., Farah B.Q, Botero J.P., O Hill J., Prado W., Wagner L.The association between obesity and academic performance in youth: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews
Start Year 2012
 
Description Public Health Research Consortium 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Public Health Research Consortium
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ashley Adamson is a member of the PRP Public Health Research Consortium a partnership of 11 member universities with collaborations across a portfolio of public health policy related research
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations across a portfolio of public health policy related research http://phrc.lshtm.ac.uk/
Impact http://phrc.lshtm.ac.uk/
 
Description Rethinking the senses 
Organisation School of Advanced Study
Department Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Academic Collaborator on AHRC grant bid
Collaborator Contribution 'Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception' is a three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of the Science in Culture theme. The lead organisation is the Institute of Philosophy, University of London
Impact Network collaboration
Start Year 2013
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH - Co-applicants 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Dorothy Newbury-Birch is a Lecturer in Public Health Research with expertise in public health research and alcohol screening and brief interventions; she is the lead applicant on this project. Professor Simon Coulton is Professor of Health Services Research with expertise in the design, conduct and analyses of trials of complex interventions. Professor Elaine McColl is Professor of Health Services Research with expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials. Ms Denise Howel is Senior Lecturer in Epidemiological Statistics with expertise in the analyses of trials of complex interventions. Dr Mark Deverill is a Senior Lecturer with expertise in Health Economics. Mr Les Tate is a Strategy and Commissioning Manager at North Tyneside Council with expertise in education policy and practice. Professor Eileen Kaner is a Professor of Public Health Research with expertise in public health research and alcohol screening and brief interventions.
Collaborator Contribution I (Newbury-Birch) was Chief Investigator (CI) on this pilot feasibility study. All research team staff engaged in data collection field work have been employed and managed in the Institute of Health and Society) at Newcastle University. All the data collected have been entered at Newcastle University.
Impact Co-Publications (see list of outputs above), Co-application for funding for a four-centre, definitive randomised controlled trial. Alcohol intervention materials and training for school staff developed to be delivered to young people aged 14-15 in a school setting. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH - Co-applicants 
Organisation North Tyneside Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Dorothy Newbury-Birch is a Lecturer in Public Health Research with expertise in public health research and alcohol screening and brief interventions; she is the lead applicant on this project. Professor Simon Coulton is Professor of Health Services Research with expertise in the design, conduct and analyses of trials of complex interventions. Professor Elaine McColl is Professor of Health Services Research with expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials. Ms Denise Howel is Senior Lecturer in Epidemiological Statistics with expertise in the analyses of trials of complex interventions. Dr Mark Deverill is a Senior Lecturer with expertise in Health Economics. Mr Les Tate is a Strategy and Commissioning Manager at North Tyneside Council with expertise in education policy and practice. Professor Eileen Kaner is a Professor of Public Health Research with expertise in public health research and alcohol screening and brief interventions.
Collaborator Contribution I (Newbury-Birch) was Chief Investigator (CI) on this pilot feasibility study. All research team staff engaged in data collection field work have been employed and managed in the Institute of Health and Society) at Newcastle University. All the data collected have been entered at Newcastle University.
Impact Co-Publications (see list of outputs above), Co-application for funding for a four-centre, definitive randomised controlled trial. Alcohol intervention materials and training for school staff developed to be delivered to young people aged 14-15 in a school setting. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH - project collaborators 
Organisation King's College London (KCL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Eilish Gilvarry is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions at Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust; she also chaired the Programme Management Group for the study. Dr Paul McCardle is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. Dr Paolo DeLuca is a Senior Research Fellow at King's College London. Professor Colin Drummond is Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at King's College London.
Collaborator Contribution The research team worked closely with collaborators, who brought expertise in addiction psychiatry and running multi-site randomised controlled trials to the project, to develop the intervention and training tools and implement the pilot feasibility trial.
Impact Co-Publications (see list of outputs above), Co-application for funding for a four-centre, definitive randomised controlled trial. Alcohol intervention materials and training for school staff developed to be delivered to young people aged 14-15 in a school setting. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH - project collaborators 
Organisation Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Professor Eilish Gilvarry is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions at Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust; she also chaired the Programme Management Group for the study. Dr Paul McCardle is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. Dr Paolo DeLuca is a Senior Research Fellow at King's College London. Professor Colin Drummond is Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at King's College London.
Collaborator Contribution The research team worked closely with collaborators, who brought expertise in addiction psychiatry and running multi-site randomised controlled trials to the project, to develop the intervention and training tools and implement the pilot feasibility trial.
Impact Co-Publications (see list of outputs above), Co-application for funding for a four-centre, definitive randomised controlled trial. Alcohol intervention materials and training for school staff developed to be delivered to young people aged 14-15 in a school setting. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH - project team 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Stephanie O'Neil is a Research Associate with expertise in mixed methods exploration of young people's alcohol use; she was the lead researcher (project manager) for the study. Dr Ruth McGovern is a Senior Health Worker with expertise in alcohol screening and brief interventions. Mrs Kirsty Laing is a Research Associate with expertise in qualitative methods. Ms Amy O'Donnell is a Research Associate with expertise in alcohol screening and brief interventions. Ms Elaine Stamp is a Research Associate with expertise in statistics and the analysis of complex interventions. Ms Erin Graybill is a Research Associate with expertise in health economics. Ms Christine Harle is a Trial Manager with expertise in the delivery and analysis of clinical trials.
Collaborator Contribution The core study team members worked closely with the research sites, collaborators and co-applicants to develop the intervention and training tools and implement the pilot feasibility trial.
Impact Co-Publications (see list of outputs above), Co-application for funding for a four-centre, definitive randomised controlled trial. Alcohol intervention materials and training for school staff developed to be delivered to young people aged 14-15 in a school setting. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH Trial Steering Group 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-annual meetings held with a trial steering group established for the lifespan of the project. Professor Mark Bellis, Liverpool John Moores University chaired the trial steering group. In addition to core members of the project team team, other members included an independent statistician (Dr Gillian Lancaster), a retired head teacher from the local area (Cathy Gillespie), several young people, including the young mayor (Isaac Sidney), and a parent (Anne Taylor).
Collaborator Contribution The trial steering group helped to monitor the implementation of the trial; provided an independent assessment of the data analysis and helped to determine if a future larger trial was merited.
Impact Successful completion of the pilot feasibility trial on time and to a high standard was aided by the support of the trial steering group, who critiqued and provided feedback on study outputs, documentation, study measures and intervention tools.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH Trial Steering Group 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-annual meetings held with a trial steering group established for the lifespan of the project. Professor Mark Bellis, Liverpool John Moores University chaired the trial steering group. In addition to core members of the project team team, other members included an independent statistician (Dr Gillian Lancaster), a retired head teacher from the local area (Cathy Gillespie), several young people, including the young mayor (Isaac Sidney), and a parent (Anne Taylor).
Collaborator Contribution The trial steering group helped to monitor the implementation of the trial; provided an independent assessment of the data analysis and helped to determine if a future larger trial was merited.
Impact Successful completion of the pilot feasibility trial on time and to a high standard was aided by the support of the trial steering group, who critiqued and provided feedback on study outputs, documentation, study measures and intervention tools.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH Trial Steering Group 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-annual meetings held with a trial steering group established for the lifespan of the project. Professor Mark Bellis, Liverpool John Moores University chaired the trial steering group. In addition to core members of the project team team, other members included an independent statistician (Dr Gillian Lancaster), a retired head teacher from the local area (Cathy Gillespie), several young people, including the young mayor (Isaac Sidney), and a parent (Anne Taylor).
Collaborator Contribution The trial steering group helped to monitor the implementation of the trial; provided an independent assessment of the data analysis and helped to determine if a future larger trial was merited.
Impact Successful completion of the pilot feasibility trial on time and to a high standard was aided by the support of the trial steering group, who critiqued and provided feedback on study outputs, documentation, study measures and intervention tools.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SIPS JR-HIGH Trial Steering Group 
Organisation North Tyneside Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-annual meetings held with a trial steering group established for the lifespan of the project. Professor Mark Bellis, Liverpool John Moores University chaired the trial steering group. In addition to core members of the project team team, other members included an independent statistician (Dr Gillian Lancaster), a retired head teacher from the local area (Cathy Gillespie), several young people, including the young mayor (Isaac Sidney), and a parent (Anne Taylor).
Collaborator Contribution The trial steering group helped to monitor the implementation of the trial; provided an independent assessment of the data analysis and helped to determine if a future larger trial was merited.
Impact Successful completion of the pilot feasibility trial on time and to a high standard was aided by the support of the trial steering group, who critiqued and provided feedback on study outputs, documentation, study measures and intervention tools.
Start Year 2011
 
Description School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University; Bauru Dental School, University of Sao Paulo 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I was selected to attend a Research-Link workshop on Fluoride metabolism in Brazil. The event was an opportunity to progress development of intra- and inter-country collaborative links to engage and mentor the next generation of fluoride researchers to benefit the public and oral health of UK and Brazilian populations. The workshop identified a gap in the expertise of both groups and a potential route for further development of the collaboration. As a result of this workshop, we have established a collaboration between Teesside University, Newcastle University and University of Sao Paulo. This has been a fruitful collaboration which is leading to three grant applications to investigate the effect of effects of genetic variation and exercise on fluoride metabolism and retention. As a result of the collaboration, I am also co-supervising a PhD student on fluoride metabolism response to exercise in adults and children.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators from this research are internationally recognised researchers in the field of fluoride metabolism from the Teesside University, Newcastle University and University of Sao Paulo. These researchers are the principal investigators of these grant proposals and main PhD supervisors.
Impact This is a multi-diciplinary collaboration between researchers involved on the fields of dental research, genetics, diet and exercise science. We have recently submitted an application to the FAPESP-SPRINT award to strength the collaboration, allowing movement of staff between the two counties. We are also preparing an application to the BBSRC-FAPESP fund and RCUK-FAPESP Newton Fund (UK's development assistance for science and innovation)
Start Year 2014
 
Description School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University; Bauru Dental School, University of Sao Paulo 
Organisation University of Sao Paulo
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I was selected to attend a Research-Link workshop on Fluoride metabolism in Brazil. The event was an opportunity to progress development of intra- and inter-country collaborative links to engage and mentor the next generation of fluoride researchers to benefit the public and oral health of UK and Brazilian populations. The workshop identified a gap in the expertise of both groups and a potential route for further development of the collaboration. As a result of this workshop, we have established a collaboration between Teesside University, Newcastle University and University of Sao Paulo. This has been a fruitful collaboration which is leading to three grant applications to investigate the effect of effects of genetic variation and exercise on fluoride metabolism and retention. As a result of the collaboration, I am also co-supervising a PhD student on fluoride metabolism response to exercise in adults and children.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators from this research are internationally recognised researchers in the field of fluoride metabolism from the Teesside University, Newcastle University and University of Sao Paulo. These researchers are the principal investigators of these grant proposals and main PhD supervisors.
Impact This is a multi-diciplinary collaboration between researchers involved on the fields of dental research, genetics, diet and exercise science. We have recently submitted an application to the FAPESP-SPRINT award to strength the collaboration, allowing movement of staff between the two counties. We are also preparing an application to the BBSRC-FAPESP fund and RCUK-FAPESP Newton Fund (UK's development assistance for science and innovation)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sexual Health Research and Practice Network 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the Fuse Quarterly Research meeting on young people and sexual health in October 2013, the network was established with the aim to promote collaboration between research and practice and to increase the use of evidence in the planning, commissioning and delivery of sexual health services and interventions. Objectives • Develop an interactive online Sexual Health group to promote dialogue and debate between colleagues with an interest and experience in sexual health research and practice • Highlight existing research evidence on sexual health and its implications for practice • Disseminate new research and evaluation findings • Share resources, links to existing datasets and examples of promising practice in sexual health • Advertise research events of interest and relevance • Strengthen collaboration between research and practice partners in the development of research ideas and proposals • Encourage active dialogue to explore implications of research for practice • Provide tailor made advice and support to public health commissioners in Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Wellbeing Boards • Identify gaps in research evidence and funding opportunities to respond to these • Learn from other research practice networks
Collaborator Contribution As above, and to ensure that the network is relevant to, and informed by, policy and practice concerns
Impact Interactive planning event with representatives from PHE, including Public Health Consultant in Health Improvement, and sexual health leads from all NE Local Authorities to identify priorities for targeted input by Alsion Hadley Director of Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange at University of Bedfordshire and PHE. Knowledge Exchange seminar on May 8th 2014, with Alison Hadley, called 'Teenage Pregnancy: building on progress' hosted by Fuse at Teesside University, chaired by Mandy Cheetham. Follow up event for all sexual health and teenage pregnancy leads in NE Local Authorities at Middlesbrough Football Stadium on September 30th 2014 to share learning and promote evidence informed practice.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sexual Health Research and Practice Network 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the Fuse Quarterly Research meeting on young people and sexual health in October 2013, the network was established with the aim to promote collaboration between research and practice and to increase the use of evidence in the planning, commissioning and delivery of sexual health services and interventions. Objectives • Develop an interactive online Sexual Health group to promote dialogue and debate between colleagues with an interest and experience in sexual health research and practice • Highlight existing research evidence on sexual health and its implications for practice • Disseminate new research and evaluation findings • Share resources, links to existing datasets and examples of promising practice in sexual health • Advertise research events of interest and relevance • Strengthen collaboration between research and practice partners in the development of research ideas and proposals • Encourage active dialogue to explore implications of research for practice • Provide tailor made advice and support to public health commissioners in Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Wellbeing Boards • Identify gaps in research evidence and funding opportunities to respond to these • Learn from other research practice networks
Collaborator Contribution As above, and to ensure that the network is relevant to, and informed by, policy and practice concerns
Impact Interactive planning event with representatives from PHE, including Public Health Consultant in Health Improvement, and sexual health leads from all NE Local Authorities to identify priorities for targeted input by Alsion Hadley Director of Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange at University of Bedfordshire and PHE. Knowledge Exchange seminar on May 8th 2014, with Alison Hadley, called 'Teenage Pregnancy: building on progress' hosted by Fuse at Teesside University, chaired by Mandy Cheetham. Follow up event for all sexual health and teenage pregnancy leads in NE Local Authorities at Middlesbrough Football Stadium on September 30th 2014 to share learning and promote evidence informed practice.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sexual Health Research and Practice Network 
Organisation Teesside University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the Fuse Quarterly Research meeting on young people and sexual health in October 2013, the network was established with the aim to promote collaboration between research and practice and to increase the use of evidence in the planning, commissioning and delivery of sexual health services and interventions. Objectives • Develop an interactive online Sexual Health group to promote dialogue and debate between colleagues with an interest and experience in sexual health research and practice • Highlight existing research evidence on sexual health and its implications for practice • Disseminate new research and evaluation findings • Share resources, links to existing datasets and examples of promising practice in sexual health • Advertise research events of interest and relevance • Strengthen collaboration between research and practice partners in the development of research ideas and proposals • Encourage active dialogue to explore implications of research for practice • Provide tailor made advice and support to public health commissioners in Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Wellbeing Boards • Identify gaps in research evidence and funding opportunities to respond to these • Learn from other research practice networks
Collaborator Contribution As above, and to ensure that the network is relevant to, and informed by, policy and practice concerns
Impact Interactive planning event with representatives from PHE, including Public Health Consultant in Health Improvement, and sexual health leads from all NE Local Authorities to identify priorities for targeted input by Alsion Hadley Director of Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange at University of Bedfordshire and PHE. Knowledge Exchange seminar on May 8th 2014, with Alison Hadley, called 'Teenage Pregnancy: building on progress' hosted by Fuse at Teesside University, chaired by Mandy Cheetham. Follow up event for all sexual health and teenage pregnancy leads in NE Local Authorities at Middlesbrough Football Stadium on September 30th 2014 to share learning and promote evidence informed practice.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sexual Health Research and Practice Network 
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC)
Department FUSE Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the Fuse Quarterly Research meeting on young people and sexual health in October 2013, the network was established with the aim to promote collaboration between research and practice and to increase the use of evidence in the planning, commissioning and delivery of sexual health services and interventions. Objectives • Develop an interactive online Sexual Health group to promote dialogue and debate between colleagues with an interest and experience in sexual health research and practice • Highlight existing research evidence on sexual health and its implications for practice • Disseminate new research and evaluation findings • Share resources, links to existing datasets and examples of promising practice in sexual health • Advertise research events of interest and relevance • Strengthen collaboration between research and practice partners in the development of research ideas and proposals • Encourage active dialogue to explore implications of research for practice • Provide tailor made advice and support to public health commissioners in Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Wellbeing Boards • Identify gaps in research evidence and funding opportunities to respond to these • Learn from other research practice networks
Collaborator Contribution As above, and to ensure that the network is relevant to, and informed by, policy and practice concerns
Impact Interactive planning event with representatives from PHE, including Public Health Consultant in Health Improvement, and sexual health leads from all NE Local Authorities to identify priorities for targeted input by Alsion Hadley Director of Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange at University of Bedfordshire and PHE. Knowledge Exchange seminar on May 8th 2014, with Alison Hadley, called 'Teenage Pregnancy: building on progress' hosted by Fuse at Teesside University, chaired by Mandy Cheetham. Follow up event for all sexual health and teenage pregnancy leads in NE Local Authorities at Middlesbrough Football Stadium on September 30th 2014 to share learning and promote evidence informed practice.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sheltered housing project 
Organisation South Tyneside Homes
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Literature review, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, reports
Collaborator Contribution Support of data collection, feedback on reports and research aims
Impact Hankinson, A, Ling, J & Sattar, Z. (2015). Sheltered accommodation for residents with dementia. Creating healthy places in the North East: The role of housing. Fuse QRM, Teesside University, 20 October.
Start Year 2014
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Collaborators 
Organisation Institute for Ageing and Health
Department Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution The research team worked closely with the Collaborators to develop the Map Me intervention tool and implement the trial testing the tool.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Vera Araujo-Soares is a clinical health psychologist and Senior Lecturer in health psychology at Newcastle University, her research focuses on developing and evaluating evidence-based and theoretically sound interventions to change behaviour. Dr Dawn Scott is Acting Director of Public Health at Newcastle City Council. She advises about the National Child Measurement Programme and facilitates use of the data in her region. Prof Julie Harris is a Professor of Psychology at University of St Andrews, and is an expert on visual perception of 3D shape, Mr Michael Heasman of Michael Heasman Ician Consulting, expert in graphics and social media. Dr Lynne Corner is the manager of Voice North which recruits representative people across the region to share views and experience to facilitate research. Prof Philip Treleaven is a Professor of Computer Science at University College London who has pioneered the use of virtual environments and computer graphics (e.g. 3D Body Scanning) for the Clothing Industry, and Director of the UK National Sizing Survey (Size UK).
Impact Successful collaboration has resulted in the development of the Map Me intervention tool, and completion of stages 1-3 of the study to date.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Collaborators 
Organisation Michael Heasman Ician Consulting
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team worked closely with the Collaborators to develop the Map Me intervention tool and implement the trial testing the tool.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Vera Araujo-Soares is a clinical health psychologist and Senior Lecturer in health psychology at Newcastle University, her research focuses on developing and evaluating evidence-based and theoretically sound interventions to change behaviour. Dr Dawn Scott is Acting Director of Public Health at Newcastle City Council. She advises about the National Child Measurement Programme and facilitates use of the data in her region. Prof Julie Harris is a Professor of Psychology at University of St Andrews, and is an expert on visual perception of 3D shape, Mr Michael Heasman of Michael Heasman Ician Consulting, expert in graphics and social media. Dr Lynne Corner is the manager of Voice North which recruits representative people across the region to share views and experience to facilitate research. Prof Philip Treleaven is a Professor of Computer Science at University College London who has pioneered the use of virtual environments and computer graphics (e.g. 3D Body Scanning) for the Clothing Industry, and Director of the UK National Sizing Survey (Size UK).
Impact Successful collaboration has resulted in the development of the Map Me intervention tool, and completion of stages 1-3 of the study to date.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Collaborators 
Organisation Newcastle City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team worked closely with the Collaborators to develop the Map Me intervention tool and implement the trial testing the tool.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Vera Araujo-Soares is a clinical health psychologist and Senior Lecturer in health psychology at Newcastle University, her research focuses on developing and evaluating evidence-based and theoretically sound interventions to change behaviour. Dr Dawn Scott is Acting Director of Public Health at Newcastle City Council. She advises about the National Child Measurement Programme and facilitates use of the data in her region. Prof Julie Harris is a Professor of Psychology at University of St Andrews, and is an expert on visual perception of 3D shape, Mr Michael Heasman of Michael Heasman Ician Consulting, expert in graphics and social media. Dr Lynne Corner is the manager of Voice North which recruits representative people across the region to share views and experience to facilitate research. Prof Philip Treleaven is a Professor of Computer Science at University College London who has pioneered the use of virtual environments and computer graphics (e.g. 3D Body Scanning) for the Clothing Industry, and Director of the UK National Sizing Survey (Size UK).
Impact Successful collaboration has resulted in the development of the Map Me intervention tool, and completion of stages 1-3 of the study to date.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Collaborators 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team worked closely with the Collaborators to develop the Map Me intervention tool and implement the trial testing the tool.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Vera Araujo-Soares is a clinical health psychologist and Senior Lecturer in health psychology at Newcastle University, her research focuses on developing and evaluating evidence-based and theoretically sound interventions to change behaviour. Dr Dawn Scott is Acting Director of Public Health at Newcastle City Council. She advises about the National Child Measurement Programme and facilitates use of the data in her region. Prof Julie Harris is a Professor of Psychology at University of St Andrews, and is an expert on visual perception of 3D shape, Mr Michael Heasman of Michael Heasman Ician Consulting, expert in graphics and social media. Dr Lynne Corner is the manager of Voice North which recruits representative people across the region to share views and experience to facilitate research. Prof Philip Treleaven is a Professor of Computer Science at University College London who has pioneered the use of virtual environments and computer graphics (e.g. 3D Body Scanning) for the Clothing Industry, and Director of the UK National Sizing Survey (Size UK).
Impact Successful collaboration has resulted in the development of the Map Me intervention tool, and completion of stages 1-3 of the study to date.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Collaborators 
Organisation University College London (UCL)
Department UCL Computer Science
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team worked closely with the Collaborators to develop the Map Me intervention tool and implement the trial testing the tool.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Vera Araujo-Soares is a clinical health psychologist and Senior Lecturer in health psychology at Newcastle University, her research focuses on developing and evaluating evidence-based and theoretically sound interventions to change behaviour. Dr Dawn Scott is Acting Director of Public Health at Newcastle City Council. She advises about the National Child Measurement Programme and facilitates use of the data in her region. Prof Julie Harris is a Professor of Psychology at University of St Andrews, and is an expert on visual perception of 3D shape, Mr Michael Heasman of Michael Heasman Ician Consulting, expert in graphics and social media. Dr Lynne Corner is the manager of Voice North which recruits representative people across the region to share views and experience to facilitate research. Prof Philip Treleaven is a Professor of Computer Science at University College London who has pioneered the use of virtual environments and computer graphics (e.g. 3D Body Scanning) for the Clothing Industry, and Director of the UK National Sizing Survey (Size UK).
Impact Successful collaboration has resulted in the development of the Map Me intervention tool, and completion of stages 1-3 of the study to date.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Collaborators 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department The School of Psychology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team worked closely with the Collaborators to develop the Map Me intervention tool and implement the trial testing the tool.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Vera Araujo-Soares is a clinical health psychologist and Senior Lecturer in health psychology at Newcastle University, her research focuses on developing and evaluating evidence-based and theoretically sound interventions to change behaviour. Dr Dawn Scott is Acting Director of Public Health at Newcastle City Council. She advises about the National Child Measurement Programme and facilitates use of the data in her region. Prof Julie Harris is a Professor of Psychology at University of St Andrews, and is an expert on visual perception of 3D shape, Mr Michael Heasman of Michael Heasman Ician Consulting, expert in graphics and social media. Dr Lynne Corner is the manager of Voice North which recruits representative people across the region to share views and experience to facilitate research. Prof Philip Treleaven is a Professor of Computer Science at University College London who has pioneered the use of virtual environments and computer graphics (e.g. 3D Body Scanning) for the Clothing Industry, and Director of the UK National Sizing Survey (Size UK).
Impact Successful collaboration has resulted in the development of the Map Me intervention tool, and completion of stages 1-3 of the study to date.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Study Team 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I (Adamson) was PI on the NPRI (Phase I) funded study from which this research has been developed. All research team staff engaged in data collection field work have been employed and managed in the Public Health Nutrition Research Group (Human Nutrition Research Centre and Institute of Health and Society) at Newcastle University. All the data collected so far have been entered at Newcastle University.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Louisa Ells is a Reader in Public Health and Obesity and a Specialist Advisor to Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence. Dr Angela Jones is a Research Associate with expertise in qualitative examination of parental attitudes to health related behaviours and obesity; she is the principal researcher on this study. Dr Kathryn Parkinson is a Senior Research Associate and psychologist with expertise in perception of body image; she is project and trial manager and is responsible for all aspects of research governance and data quality assurance. Dr Martin Tovee is a Reader in the Institute of Neuroscience whose research focuses on body image and body image distortion in eating disordered and control observers using digital photographs, video sequences and digital 3D body models. He provides expertise on the manipulation and presentation of 3D body images. Dr Mark Pearce is a Senior Lecturer in lifecourse epidemiology with expertise in medical statistics; he supervises all statistical analyses.
Impact Intervention developed to improve parental perceptions and understanding of childhood obesity (Map Me). This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Study Team 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I (Adamson) was PI on the NPRI (Phase I) funded study from which this research has been developed. All research team staff engaged in data collection field work have been employed and managed in the Public Health Nutrition Research Group (Human Nutrition Research Centre and Institute of Health and Society) at Newcastle University. All the data collected so far have been entered at Newcastle University.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Louisa Ells is a Reader in Public Health and Obesity and a Specialist Advisor to Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence. Dr Angela Jones is a Research Associate with expertise in qualitative examination of parental attitudes to health related behaviours and obesity; she is the principal researcher on this study. Dr Kathryn Parkinson is a Senior Research Associate and psychologist with expertise in perception of body image; she is project and trial manager and is responsible for all aspects of research governance and data quality assurance. Dr Martin Tovee is a Reader in the Institute of Neuroscience whose research focuses on body image and body image distortion in eating disordered and control observers using digital photographs, video sequences and digital 3D body models. He provides expertise on the manipulation and presentation of 3D body images. Dr Mark Pearce is a Senior Lecturer in lifecourse epidemiology with expertise in medical statistics; he supervises all statistical analyses.
Impact Intervention developed to improve parental perceptions and understanding of childhood obesity (Map Me). This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Study Team 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I (Adamson) was PI on the NPRI (Phase I) funded study from which this research has been developed. All research team staff engaged in data collection field work have been employed and managed in the Public Health Nutrition Research Group (Human Nutrition Research Centre and Institute of Health and Society) at Newcastle University. All the data collected so far have been entered at Newcastle University.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Louisa Ells is a Reader in Public Health and Obesity and a Specialist Advisor to Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence. Dr Angela Jones is a Research Associate with expertise in qualitative examination of parental attitudes to health related behaviours and obesity; she is the principal researcher on this study. Dr Kathryn Parkinson is a Senior Research Associate and psychologist with expertise in perception of body image; she is project and trial manager and is responsible for all aspects of research governance and data quality assurance. Dr Martin Tovee is a Reader in the Institute of Neuroscience whose research focuses on body image and body image distortion in eating disordered and control observers using digital photographs, video sequences and digital 3D body models. He provides expertise on the manipulation and presentation of 3D body images. Dr Mark Pearce is a Senior Lecturer in lifecourse epidemiology with expertise in medical statistics; he supervises all statistical analyses.
Impact Intervention developed to improve parental perceptions and understanding of childhood obesity (Map Me). This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Parental Perceptions Study Team 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I (Adamson) was PI on the NPRI (Phase I) funded study from which this research has been developed. All research team staff engaged in data collection field work have been employed and managed in the Public Health Nutrition Research Group (Human Nutrition Research Centre and Institute of Health and Society) at Newcastle University. All the data collected so far have been entered at Newcastle University.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Louisa Ells is a Reader in Public Health and Obesity and a Specialist Advisor to Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence. Dr Angela Jones is a Research Associate with expertise in qualitative examination of parental attitudes to health related behaviours and obesity; she is the principal researcher on this study. Dr Kathryn Parkinson is a Senior Research Associate and psychologist with expertise in perception of body image; she is project and trial manager and is responsible for all aspects of research governance and data quality assurance. Dr Martin Tovee is a Reader in the Institute of Neuroscience whose research focuses on body image and body image distortion in eating disordered and control observers using digital photographs, video sequences and digital 3D body models. He provides expertise on the manipulation and presentation of 3D body images. Dr Mark Pearce is a Senior Lecturer in lifecourse epidemiology with expertise in medical statistics; he supervises all statistical analyses.
Impact Intervention developed to improve parental perceptions and understanding of childhood obesity (Map Me). This collaboration is multi-disciplinary as described above.
Start Year 2013
 
Description World Health Organisation 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Department Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution On going collaboration commenced with WHO European Office on maternal nutrition, activities included peer reviewing report on maternal nutrition the best start in life in November 2015, attended the launch of this report in Latvia as a WHO consultant, and delivered a workshop on health professional capacity building (see engagement section). On going plans for collaboration include writing a paper on maternal nutrition, and continuing working to develop health professional capacity building resources for WHO European member states, using NIHR fellowship GLOWING research as the basis for these resources.
Collaborator Contribution The WHO European office provided funding for my attendance at the launch of the report, and provided access to their international network. We will be using the WHO data to write a paper for publication.
Impact Involved the WHO European office departments for obesity, and for maternal and child health. Engagement activities: Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - World Health Organisation Workshop
Start Year 2015
 
Description organising multi-country meetings 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Department Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Keynote address to the multi-country meeting in Moldova 2016. Helping to organise the multi-country meeting 2017. Writing a chapter on knowledge exchange in public health with two senior WHO EVIPNet members.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise . Access to country members
Impact Work in progress
Start Year 2016
 
Title INTAKE24 
Description Web-based dietary assessment tool Currently the majority of dietary assessment, both for research studies and national surveillance surveys, is collected using methods which require a face-to-face interview. This requires trained personnel and travel, and so is very costly. In addition, participants need to consent to a nutritionist visiting them in their home for at least one interview of 30 minutes to 1 hour. This limits the number (and type!) of people who are willing to take part, it also is likely to affect people's reported intakes as they may feel they are being judged. Once the data has been collected it needs to be coded to dietary composition codes, a time consuming and tedious task. INTAKE24 is a computer based 24hr recall which is completed by participants online. Individuals can be sent a link to access the system and can complete a recall at a time that is convenient for them. Social desirability bias may be reduced as the report may feel more anonymous. All data entered using INTAKE24 is automatically coded, ensuring consistency of coding. System design INTAKE24 is a self-completed computerised 24-hr dietary recall system based on the multiple pass 24-hr recall method. The system was initially developed for use with 11-24 year olds. The development of INTAKE24 was a four stage iterative process of user interaction and evaluation with the intended end users. The system is linked to UK food composition tables and contains over 2500 food photographs for estimation of portion size. The portion size images have been extensively tested and validated in a feeding study and against weighed food diaries. The system includes an extensive range of prompts for items commonly consumed together, checks for low energy reports, missing drinks and long time gaps. Additional questions can be included to gather information such as the source of each item or meal, whether the TV was on etc. Nutrient Output Data are output in excel format for easy data manipulation and analysis. Nutrient intake can be output as soon as the participant has finished entering their data. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact INTAKE24 is now widely deployed in research studies in the UK and has been extended for use in New Zealand, Portugal and Denmark. Further developments for use in the United Arab Emirates and Australia are under-way. INTAKE24 is an open scientific tool, that is, all software components and content (e.g. food photographs) are published under unrestricted open source licences. Further information and a system demo is available at https://intake24.co.uk 
 
Description 16th November - EUPHA Annual Conference, Brussels. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact In access of 80 people attended the presentation titled 'Take your Partners: partnership working in public health in England', which sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 20 minute presentation of Project findings from Rapid Realist Review & presentation of this new & upcoming method of review+Q & A 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated much interest from audience members, several of whom were interested in how the findings from the Review could be further disseminated & also used to inform practice.

Networking was initiated with several attendees, including a local council executive involved in carer health who was keen to become involved in the Project with a view to implementing some of its recommendations within their local borough.
The organiser of the event received several requests for a copy of the presentation so that the information about the initial Project findings could be more widely disseminated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nepho.org.uk/event.php?eid=2642
 
Description 20th October - Lifestyle Drift and What to Do About it: Special Interest Group on Health Equity in a Glocal World, Durham University. Lifestyle Drift or Tsunami? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact In access of 30 people attended the event which sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Will influence content of forthcoming ESRC seminar series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 21st October - Event organised by the Yorkshire and Humber Region of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Wakefield. Public Health: Unchained or Shackled? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In access of 60 people attended the event which sparked questions and discussion afterwards

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 22nd November - North Yorkshire Wider Partnership Conference, Harrogate. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In access of 100 people attended the presentation titled 'Public Health Unchained: a golden age for public health in local government?', which sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 24th October - WHO Europe Autumn School on Health Information and Evidence for Policy Making, Warsaw, Poland. Knowledge Translation: Opportunities and Pitfalls 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40 people attended the event which sparked questions and discussion afterwards

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 3rd September - Lecture on the past 10 years of public health and the next 10 years, UK Public Health Register, London. Public Health Unchained 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 60 people attended the presentation which sparked questions and discussion afterwards

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 9th July - UK Healthy Cities Network Themed Learning Event on Leadership and Governance for Health and Wellbeing, Newcastle. Leadership for Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact In access of 45 people attended the event which sparked questions and discussion afterwards

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A Dialogue on Maximising the Impact of Public Health Research. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dialogue was intended to reflect on the recommendations of the report by Prof John Ashton - Public Health Academia and Public Health Practice: Working Together, May 2014, to consider the next steps needed to increase the overall volume of public health research (and particularly PH research in the North of England) and also to increase the impact of that research on policy and practice. The dialogue was built around three facilitated conversations: Communicating and collaborating, Increasing funding for Public Health Research and Maximising the impact of public health research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A new guide co-authored by Fuse's Deputy Director sets out where local authorities can find the best research to help them tackle health inequalities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The news item directed readers to a report, commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA), which sets out where local authorities can find the best research to help them tackle health inequalities. It also prompted discussion about how local government can provide good leadership in public health. The story received national coverage on-and-offline.

Awareness raising about where local authorities can find the best research to help them tackle health inequalities. Raised the profile of David Hunter, Fuse Deputy Director at Durham University.

The news story appeared:
Press The Guardian
Internet Fuse website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/feb/21/local-government-leadership-public-hea...
 
Description A study by Fuse Senior Investigator Suzanne Moffatt, undermines Government claims that implementing the 'removal of the spare room subsidy' in April 2013 would not have a detrimental impact on people's health and wellbeing