Early Career Researcher Publishing Workshop

Publishing journal articles as an early career health economist: A panel workshop with four journal editors

A panel workshop, organised by the HESG Early Career Researcher Subcommittee

Date: Thursday 27th May 11:00-12:30 BST

Location: Virtual workshop, to be held via Zoom

Booking is now closed


Publishing journal articles is often a key task for early career health economists. This can be a daunting, yet highly rewarding experience. However, a lot of Early Career Researchers’ (ECRs) experience in publishing is only obtained through trial and error.

This workshop provides an opportunity for ECRs who are HESG members to receive advice about publishing in health economic journals from the editors themselves. The speakers will cover topics such as:

  • Details about the journal and the review process.
  • What makes a good paper?
  • What common mistakes do you see?

Practical details

  • This workshop has been made possible thanks to the support of the Health Foundation.
  • The workshop will be 90 minutes long.
  • In the first hour there will be four speakers, each speaking for 15 minutes. After each presentation there will be a couple of minutes for questions.
  • After all four speakers have presented there will be a 30 minute session. This will be an opportunity for audience members to ask specific questions of each speaker.
  • The workshop will be moderated by members of the HESG ECR subcommittee.
  • The workshop is free to attend, but you need to be a HESG member and an Early Career Researcher.
  • Registration is now closed.
  • There are 100 places available.
  • The workshop will be recorded. This recording will be made available after the workshop on the HESG website. Participant names and faces will not be visible on screen during this recording.


Chris Carswell, PharmacoEconomics

Chris is currently a member of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes (ISPOR) Research Task Force on health economics publication guidelines, and is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors and the International Health Economics Association (iHEA). Chris is the editor of PharmacoEconomics (since 2004), the co-editor of The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and the consulting editor of Applied Health Economics and Health Policy.

Professor Joanna Coast, Social Science & Medicine

Joanna Coast is a Professor in the Economics of Health & Care at the University of Bristol. She has published numerous papers on the role and implementation of qualitative methods in health economics and one of her main research areas is in end of life care. Jo is Senior Editor, Health Economics for Social Science & Medicine, and is the Chair of the Scientific Committee for the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Congress in 2021. 

Professor Bruce Hollingsworth, Health Economics

Bruce Hollingsworth is a Professor of Health Economics and leads the Health Economics group at Lancaster University. His research and international collaborative publications are principally in the area of efficiency measurement with respect to the production of health and health care, social determinants of health, and the translation of research into practice. Bruce is a Co-Editor of Health Economics and Co-Organiser of the Health Economists’ Study Group. Bruce also runs the health economics discussion forum.

Professor Olivia Wu, Value in Health

Olivia is Professor of Health Technology Assessment and Director of the HEHTA Research Unit at University of Glasgow, and Visiting Professor at Mahidol University in Thailand. She is also Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Complex Reviews Support Unit (CRSU) – a national methods support unit for evidence synthesis. In addition to her research, Olivia has been a long-standing member of the NICE Technology Appraisal Committee and advisor to Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Olivia is an Associate Editor of Value in Health.

Early Career Researcher (ECR) definition

For the purposes of this workshop, we define ECRs as follows:

You are an Early Career Researcher (ECR) if you are either (a) currently enrolled in a research degree (e.g. PhD programme) or (b) employed and within 7 years of your highest degree (e.g. Masters or PhD). If you don’t meet these criteria (e.g. due to career breaks), but identify as an ECR, we can take into account any exceptional circumstances.