Mrs Laura Ritson
Laura has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and many years’ experience in University research administration. She manages 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.
Laura also project manages the newly funded NIHR Public Health Interventions Research Studies Teams (PHIRST) which undertakes responsive research with a focus on local government across the UK. The team is commissioned by the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme for an initial three year contract from 1st August 2020.