Early Career Researcher Resources

Please find a selection of resources for ECRs here. This page will be updated regularly with new links and information.

SMaRteN Virtual Lab Group for Early Career Researchers and PhD StudentsThis lab group runs online, via Microsoft teams and meets every week. Guest speakers join each week to talk about their research, followed by a Q&A and discussion of general research ideas, plans and findings.
It is a great, collaborative space for knowledge exchange. Alongside this, it is a tremendous ECR support network generally. Wednesdays – 11 am
Network for ECRs researching loneliness LSIMHRN members Phoebe McKenna-Plumley and Catrin Noone coordinate a loneliness research network for Masters, PhD, and early postdoctoral researchers to build a community, share ideas, and develop pathways to collaboration with other early career loneliness researchers.

You can request to join the main hub via the Togetherness Hub website and you can include the information that you would like to become a member of the Early Career Loneliness Research Network during the main sign up process.
Arts Health Early Career Research Network  A community of over 1,000 early career researchers working on projects that lie at the intersection of the arts, humanities, health and medicine.  
Centre for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida  The University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in arts in health.  
Centre for Cultural Value  A national research centre based at the University of Leeds that works with cultural practitioners and organisations, academics, funders and policymakers.
Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance  CHWA is a national membership organisation representing everyone who believes that creativity and cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing.  
Psychobiology research group at University College London  The Psychobiology research group is concerned with the pathways through which sociodemographic and psychosocial factors influence mental and physical disease processes. It aims to understand how socioeconomic factors, psychological states, and social factors ‘get under the skin’ and influence biological functions in health and disease.   
Social Prescribing NetworkThe Social Prescribing Network consists of health professionals, researchers, academics, community representatives, commissioners and funders who share knowledge and best practices to support social prescribing at local and national levels.  
What Works Centre for WellbeingWWCW are an independent collaborating centre that develops and shares robust and accessible wellbeing evidence for governments, businesses and civil society.
 
WHO/Europe Behavioural and Cultural Insights for HealthA WHO/Europe flagship initiative that addresses the behavioural and cultural barriers and drivers of health and wellbeing.