Who are we?
We are the members of the EUSPR’s Early Careers Forum.
The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) is a professional society for people interested in evidence-based approaches to preventing disease and ill health. We are interested in evidence concerning effective policies and interventions, implementation and translational research (policy and practice issues), as well as aetiology and epidemiology.
Members of the EUSPR include researchers, policy-makers and practitioners; and the EUSPR is not limited to one academic discipline, but is explicitly multi-disciplinary. You can find out more about the EUSPR here.
The Early Careers Forum is the EUSPR’s networking and communication platform for preventionists in the early stages of their career, including Masters and doctoral students in prevention-related disciplines, Post-Docs, as well as researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who entered the prevention field within the last 8 years. You can find more information about the EUSPR’s Early Careers Forum on our web page.
Why this blog?
The EUSPR’s Early Careers Forum seeks to increase the visibility of early-career preventionists, to recognise their achievements, and to support networking.
At the annual EUSPR conference, we do this by hosting dedicated networking events, by having special parallel sessions dedicated to early-career work, and by honouring the best presentations with the Early Careers Awards and Poster Prizes.
Through this blog, we wish to give our members an opportunity to present their work outside of the conference context. This seems especially important, as not all Forum members are able to attend the conference on a regular basis.
We invite comments on the blog articles and thus hope to facilitate a fruitful dialogue among our early-career preventionists, as well as with others interested in prevention and health promotion.
What can you expect from this blog?
We will aim to post every 2 weeks. Members of the EUSPR’s Early Careers Forum will take it in turns to present an aspect of their work: a finding, a method, a question, an idea – or perhaps a published paper or report. We may also include reviews of interesting publications and events. Occasionally, we will invite external preventionists to contribute to our blog.
You can look forward to reading about research, policy and practice on topics such as substance use (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), obesity, diet, exercise, sleep, sexual health, and mental health, among others.
If you would like to become a member of the EUSPR, or its Early Careers Forum, or you would like to contribute to this blog, please check our website for more information and contact details.