Announcing the ECF events at this year’s EUSPR conference in Berlin

Only a few more days to go until this year’s EUSPR conference kicks off in Berlin! Following on from last year’s successful launch, the EUSPR Early Careers Forum (ECF) will be represented at the conference again with a number of events and activities.

We know you’re busy packing and making your ways to airports and train stations right now, so to make your life at least a little bit easier, here’s an overview of our events to help you plan your conference attendance: Continue reading

Blog posts switch to once a month

We hope you have enjoyed the first couple of months of our EUSPR Early Careers Forum blog. We certainly have!

It has been a great experience for us receiving and reading our contributors’ submissions. So here’s a big thank-you to all our contributors so far for sending us really interesting posts, and on time! 🙂

We hope you’ll agree with us that the blog has already managed to fulfil its aim of providing a platform where early career members of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) can present themselves and their work online, as well as openly share their thoughts on the fields of prevention policy, research and practice. We hope it will continue to do this for a while yet.

What you may not realise is that there is a lot of work going into each individual post, as contributors thoughtfully prepare their posts and our small editorial team reviews draft submissions and provides feedback. As of June, we are therefore switching our publishing frequency to once a month (previously every two weeks). This should allow us to maintain the high quality that you’ve come to expect of our blog posts by now.

So, please continue to come back every month or so to check out our latest post, and if you have any feedback on the blog, or you would like to submit a blog post yourself or join our editorial team, please get in touch with Angelina Brotherhood at

Thanks for reading!

Our first blog post is up

I’m extremely pleased that today sees the launch of our first blog post written by a member of the EUSPR Early Careers Forum. The piece was written by Dr Milica Vasiljevic, Research Associate at the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU), University of Cambridge, UK. Milica’s experimental study on the potential impact of e-cigarette advertising on young people is very timely given the relative lack of research in this area. It won the 3rd SPAN Poster Prize at the EUSPR conference in Ljubljana in 2015 and was recently published in the journal Tobacco Control. Continue reading

Videos online: “Writing for Publication and Publishing Papers”

At the last EUSPR conference, the Early Careers Forum organised a pre-conference workshop in collaboration with the Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN) on the topic of “Writing for Publication and Publishing Papers”. Besides group work and discussion, the workshop featured two plenary sessions. Recordings of these plenary sessions, as well as a short clip to convey the atmosphere on the day, are now available online. You can watch them below or by visiting YouTube. Continue reading

Welcome to the blog of the EUSPR’s Early Careers Forum!

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. Continue reading

Welcome to our new co-lead Aniek van Herwaarden

At this year’s EUSPR Early Careers Forum Launch and Networking Event in Ljubljana (see previous post), we invited members of the Early Careers Forum to apply to become co-leads for the Forum.

We’re very pleased to announce that Aniek van Herwaarden, a Research Master student in Development and Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, has volunteered to become a co-lead. Aniek received unanimous approval from the EUSPR Board. Continue reading

Official launch of the Early Careers Forum in Ljubljana

The EUSPR Early Careers Forum was formally launched during the Sixth EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting, 22-24 October 2015, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Thanks to financial support from the EU co-funded SPAN project, we were able to offer an early-careers event on every day of the conference, including specially themed workshops, a networking event, early-careers parallel session, and special awards. Below we briefly report on the various activities that took place: Continue reading

Activity Report 2014/15

The EUSPR Members’ Meeting took place on 22nd October 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, prior to the Society’s annual conference. Angelina Brotherhood informed the EUSPR Membership about the activities of the Early Careers Forum in its first year, covering the time span from October 2014 to October 2015. You can view the activity report below or download it here. Continue reading

Prospective membership survey

Between December 2014 and January 2015, we conducted a small survey to assess potential interest in an early careers forum within the EUSPR, including expected benefits and activities. The survey was open to all members of the prevention community (i.e. not limited to early-career members of EUSPR). There were 53 respondents, reflecting a range of backgrounds and interests. Continue reading