5th Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health

21/09/2021 9:00 am to 22/09/2021 5:00 pm @ Crowne Plaza

Event Details

**Postponed until 2021**

The Fifth Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health is a two-day conference taking place at The Crowne Plaza, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in September 2021.

While the evidence base on successful practices in knowledge exchange is growing rapidly, much less attention has been given to documenting setbacks when academics, practitioners and policy makers collaborate (or not!) to develop, exchange or use different types of evidence. However, learning from these setbacks is just as important, if not more crucial, than celebrating successes.

This conference aims to create a safe space in which academics, practitioners and policy makers can reflect together on the potential threats to successful knowledge exchange, in order to develop important lessons on how knowledge exchange practices and research can be improved, turning setbacks into successes.

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Keynote speakers

Heather McKay, Professor at the University of British Columbia, has developed many research partnerships between government ministries, community and research partners to collectively address child and older adult health problems in Canada.  She will reflect on the challenges and setbacks of developing these partnerships.

Jet Bussemaker, former Deputy Minister of Health and Professor of Health Policy, Science and Societal Impact at Leiden University in the Netherlands.  She is currently chair of the Council for Health and Society, the strategic advisory council to the Ministry of Health and therefore well placed to talk about setbacks in knowledge exchange at the policy and research interface.

Helen Walters, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at NIHR NETSCC, University of Southampton and advisor for the Department of Health on health research. She previously held the position of Head of Health at the Greater London Authority (GLA) and worked for Public Health England. She will share her experience, insights and recent work to bring together public health practice and research for improving public health.

Vicky Ward Reader in Management at the University of St Andrews. She has spent the last 10 years researching aspects of knowledge mobilisation and knowledge sharing across the health and social care sector, with a particular focus on how diverse groups of people (practitioners, academics, communities) create and share knowledge with each other. She has a particular interest in knowledge mobilisation frameworks, knowledge brokering, knowledge co-production and embedded research.

Who should attend?

The conference will attract more than 150 international delegates from the following audience profile:

  • Public health professionals and researchers
  • Academics – PhD students and early career researchers through to Professors
  • Local practice partners, including regional and national directors of Public Health
  • Public Health organisations
  • International partner organisations


There are two ticket types:

  • Researchers and academics
  • Local government, 3rd sector and PhD students

There are one-day and two-day tickets available, and an early bird discount rate.

Registration will re-open soon. Any tickets purchased for 2020 can be transferred to 2021, or refunded. Please contact info@fuseconference.net with any queries.

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