The ISPAH Early Career Network (ECN) is pleased to invite you to join our 4 exciting activities which are taking place at the 2018 ISPAH Congress. Priority registration will be given to ISPAH ECN and HEPA Europe Members until 31st August 2018. From 1st September 2018 we will open all events to non-members who are registered to attend the ISPAH 2018 Congress. Don’t miss out!

Please email to register for these activities.


Congress Awards

The ISPAH ECN will present awards to the best oral and best poster presentations from early career delegates. All congress abstracts submitted by those identifying as early career will be considered. Shortlisted presentations will be assessed at the Congress by two judges and winners will be announced during the closing ceremony. 


Workshop: Career development in physical activity and public health

Date & Time: Sunday 14 October, 2018 at 10:00 – 16:30 (Lunch provided)

Venue: Institute for Sport Exercise & Health, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7HA

London Underground Stations: Goodge Street, Warren Street and Easton Square

Aim: To foster the interaction and career development of early career professionals in physical activity and public health. The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to meet and learn from experienced researchers and practitioners on a range of topics such as building your research area, the importance of career planning, CV building, mentoring, networking, getting published, getting funding and showcasing career progression.

Key Activities: There will be presentations from senior researchers on: 1) career pathways, 2) getting published, 3) securing funding, 4) advocating for physical activity and 5) taking the next career steps. After each presentation, participants will have a chance to discuss in groups with experienced people in the field. 

The Full Programme will be available here soon.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Nana Anokye (Brunel University, UK)
  • Ross Brownson (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
  • Fiona Bull (World Health Organisation)
  • Billie Giles Corti (RMIT University, Australia) 
  • Melody Ding (Univeristy of Sydney, Australia)
  • Loretta DiPietro (The George Washington University USA)
  • Ruth Hunter (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
  • Sonja Kahlmeier (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Paul Kelly (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Tracy Kolbe-Alexander (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
  • Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Ralph Maddison (Deakin University, Australia) 
  • Nanette Mutrie (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Deborah Salvo (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
  • Trevor Shilton (National Heart Foundation of Australia)
  • Andrew Spiers (Sport England, UK)

 Registration: Email: by 30 September 2018 


Date & Time: Sunday 14 October, 2018, 19:30 - late

Venue: TBC

London Underground Stations: TBC

Aim: to facilitate the introduction of early career network members to other members of the network. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about the research interests of other members of the network, to identify potential areas for collaboration, and to develop social interactions that can be built upon over the duration of the conference

Key Activities: Following welcome remarks, participants will have a chance to introduce themselves to other participants for 5 min each on rotation. The participants will get to know each other research area interests and exchange their contact information for future networking.


Justin Richards - Chair of the ISPAH ECN Committee 2014-2018

Matthew (Tepi) McLaughlin - Chair of the ISPAH ECN Committee 2018-2020       

Registration: Email: by 30 September 2018


Date & Time: Monday 15 October, 2018 – 12:00-13:00 (congress lunch provided)

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre (Congress Venue)

Aim: To provide early career researchers with an opportunity to network with senior researchers and other Early Career Network members who share common research interests. Each mentoring table will include two world leading experts in a specific area of physical activity and health such as sedentary behaviour, measurement, environment, policy. Early Career Network members will be provided with an opportunity to pre-book lunch at one of these tables. 

1.   PA Guidelines: Marie Murphy & Charlie Foster

2.   Advocacy: Sonja Kahlmeier & Trevor Shilton

3.   Sedentary Behaviour: Neville Owen & David Dunstan

4.   Children + Adolescents:  Mai Chin A Paw & Jo Salmon

5.   Practitioners: Ben Jones & Flora Jackson

6.   Environment: Billie Giles Corti & Jim Sallis

7.   LMIC - Cathi Draper

8.   Interventions: Russ Jago & Stuart Biddle

9.   Measurement: Stewart Trost & Catrine Tudor-Locke

10.Global Reporting: Mike Pratt & Mark Trembley

11.Mental Health: Guy Faulkner & Diane Crone

12.Economics: Nana Anokye & Melody Ding

13.Policy: Nick Clarke & Lucy Saunders

14.Evaluation: Adrian Bauman & Nick Cavill (EURO)

15.Health Technology Kelly Mackintosh & Michael Rosenberg

Registration: Email: by 30 September 2018 


Date & Time: Wednesday 17thOctober, 2018 – lunchtime

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre (Congress Venue) 

Aim: To receive reports from key members of the ECN committee, review and discuss the work of the Early Career Network between 2016-2018, hold elections for further ECN committee members, formulate a plan of activities for the proceeding 2 years and complete handover of roles to the new committee.

Registration: Email: Open to ALL.


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