In 2019, HESG founded a new subcommittee to promote the interests of members who are Early Career Researchers (ECRs). There are currently eight subcommittee members, listed below, and we meet monthly (via Zoom) to plan current and future ECR activities for HESG members.
We frequently liaise with the National Organisers and report back more formally on our activities at HESG members’ meetings twice a year. In October 2019, we circulated a survey to HESG members to understand how best to serve the HESG ECR community. In January 2021, we organised an ECR Zoom meeting at the Winter HESG meeting to gather more views and ideas.
If you have any feedback that you would like to share with the subcommittee or ideas for future activities, you can get in touch via the contact form, selecting ‘ECR subcommittee’ as the subject.
ECR subcommittee members
- Publishing journal articles as an early career health economist: A panel workshop with four journal editors (27th May 2021)
- R for Health Economics: An Introduction (6th-7th October 2020)
- So you’ve started your career as an academic health economist: where can you go from here? (11th November 2020)
We maintain a database of funding opportunities relevant to ECR HESG members
- International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Early Career Researcher Special Interest Group
- International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Webinars (includes past recordings relevant to ECRs)
Definition of ECR
You are an ECR if you are either:
- currently enrolled in a research degree (e.g. PhD programme)
- employed and within 7 years of your highest degree (e.g. Masters or PhD).
If you do not meet these criteria (e.g. due to career breaks), but identify as an ECR, we can take into account any exceptional circumstances.