This is the blog of the Early Careers Forum of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR).

Our aim is to increase the visibility of early-career contributions to prevention research and practice, and to enable a dialogue among people interested in disease prevention and health promotion.

We write about topics such as substance use (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), obesity, diet, exercise, sleep, sexual health, and mental health, among others. We are interested in evidence concerning effective policies and interventions to prevent disease and ill health, including implementation and translational research (policy and practice issues), as well as aetiology and epidemiology.

The blog offers an opportunity for members of the EUSPR’s Early Careers Forum (as well as guest contributors) to present themselves and their work, including findings, methods, questions and ideas, as well as publications.

If you would like to know more about the EUSPR and its Early Careers Forum, including how to join, or you would like to contribute to this blog, please check our website for more information and contact details.

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Contributors are responsible for their own blog posts. The editorial team undertakes a number of measures to assure the quality and legality of blog posts:

  • provides contributors with relevant guidance (e.g. appropriate use of web links, using pictures in line with legal requirements),
  • checks blog posts with respect to fulfilment of formal criteria (e.g. word count), and
  • checks blog posts for immediately obvious errors and legal infringements.

Views expressed in the blog articles are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team. We cannot guarantee that any information provided in the blog articles is accurate.

If you have any concerns (legal or other) regarding one of the blog articles, please contact the editorial team. We will seek to respond to your query within 5 working days.


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  • For pictures used in individual blog articles, credits are usually included underneath the picture or at the bottom of the page

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