Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Early Career Researchers Forum

The IEHC Early Career Researcher Forum (ECF) is a community that aims to facilitate peer interactions, learning, support, and other opportunities. It is open to staff and students who identify as early career researchers (ECRs) across all IEHC departments (e.g., PhD students, postdocs, research fellows). We are currently developing a programme of seminars and social events. We hope to integrate existing and new opportunities for ECRs and encourage interdisciplinary working.

Previous ECF events have included how to peer review papers, data visualisation, tips and tricks for using Stata and R, how to prepare for your viva, and finding postdoctoral funding amongst others. The ECF committee are aiming to lead regular events and are always open to suggestions for new events and activities. The committee currently includes Baowen Xue, Claryn Kung, George Bray, Marie Le Novere, Jess Bone, Jessica Kurland, Jessica Weng, Jingmin Zhu, Shaun Scholes, and Wen Wang.

If you would like to participate in ECF activities, share information about any events in your department, or suggest topics for future events, please get in touch via email (iehc-ecf@ucl.ac.uk).