Mrs Laura Ritson, PHIRST Programme Manager
Manager of Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health which brings together the five North East Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside in a unique collaboration to deliver world-class research to improve health and wellbeing and tackle inequalities. Laura provides and oversees management support to pursue the overall strategy and to ensure the operational aspects of Fuse are managed and carried out effectively, including Fuse’s membership of the NIHR School for Public Health Research. Fuse was previously funded by UKCRC but is now fully sustained by its academic partners until at least 31st March 2022.
Programme Manager for NIHR PHIRST Fusion which undertakes responsive research with a focus on local government across the UK.