Sign-up now for the HESG Mentoring Pilot Programme

We’re pleased to announce that HESG will be running a pilot for a mentoring programme for early and mid-career HESG members. Applications are now open for 6 mentors and 6 mentees to take part in the pilot. The deadline for applications is 30th March 2018.

The scheme will be coordinated by Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards from the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) at Bangor University. Applications can be submitted via the HESG website.

HESG Mentoring Slides

 

The mentoring process supports and encourages people to manage their own learning, in order to maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be. The aim of the programme is to help foster a culture of mentorship at health economics research centres across the UK through this pilot voluntary inter-institutional scheme. This scheme is modelled on the Women in Universities Mentoring Scheme (WUMS).

In the first instance we are looking for 6 senior academics (Senior lecturer; Reader; Professor) and 6 early-mid career researchers (e.g. candidates who have almost or recently completed their PhD, or research officers, lecturers etc.). The scheme will match mentors and mentees based on shared interests in health economics methodology and/or an applied area of research. The scheme will particularly support mentees in the smaller or newer research centres, possibly through mentorship by mentors based in the larger or more established centres.

It is proposed that the mentoring arrangement will last for 12 months, with 4 face-to-face or Skype meeting dates (to be arranged by the mentee over that time period).

Visit our dedicated mentorship page for more information.

Register now for HESG Summer 2018

The Health Economics at Bristol (HEB) team is delighted to be hosting the 2018 summer meeting of the Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG), 20th-22nd June.

HESG is an internationally renowned meeting, and we’re looking forward to holding constructive discussions on work-in-progress research papers. Abstract submission is now open. As usual, priority will be given to PhD students and early career researchers.

The summer meeting will take place at Mercure Bristol Holland House with accommodation on site. Our topical plenary will be focused on the Opportunities and challenges of Brexit for health economists.  Registration is now open.

Bristol is a vibrant city, with street art from Banksy and others sure to inspire conversation amongst delegates. Bristol was voted the best place to live in the UK in 2017 by the Times newspaper and became the first UK city to hold the title of European Green Capital in 2015. We look forward to showcasing all that Bristol has to offer – both inside and outside of meeting sessions!

Key dates for your diaries:

  • Abstract submission closes: 2nd March 2018
  • Abstract decisions on acceptance: 13th April 2018
  • Early bird registration closes: 30th April 2018
  • Standard registration closes: 11th May 2018
  • Accepted papers submitted by: 11th May 2018

Follow us at @UoBrisHEB and tweet about HESG Summer 2018 using #HESGBristol.

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