EGA Institute for Women's Health


UCL IfWH Early Career Researchers Network

Supporting the next generation of Women's Health researchers

The term Early-Stage Researcher refers to researchers in the first years (full-time equivalent) of their research activity, including the period of doctoral training and the postdoctoral period prior to obtaining tenure.

The IfWH ECR Network aims to support the delivery of a holistic learning environment that extends beyond individual research groups to facilitate the transition to becoming an independent researcher 

The forum will include a space for ECRs to present their own work, organise socials, obtain careers advice and peer support and centralise/ share the information about different events organised by the Faculty of Population and Health Sciences


We aim to deliver montly talks including both internal and external speakers covering a variety of different topics including:

Grant application writing

Preparing manuscripts for publication

Thesis writing skills 

Career planning

Masterclasses in specific lab techniques

PIs Careers stories

Careers in industry stories

Figures and graphs trouble-shooting clinics

We also aim to organise social events open to all members of the Institute that enable networking opportunities in an informal environment.

Next Event 

EGA-IfWH New Starters Welcome Event

Accessibility - UCL – University College London

Open to all staff and students!

Join us for drinks and canapés as we welcome our new ECR starters

Tuesday 12 October 2021 
4.30-6 pm
South Cloisters, UCL main campus

As this is an in-person indoor event, we recommend facial covering whilst not eating and drinking.
Please RSVP by emailing ifwh-ecr@ucl.ac.uk to confirm attendance prior to the event


UCL Doctoral School Skills Development Programme

UCL Careers Events

Research Coordination Office for Life and Medical Sciences 

Peer support and mentoring

Dr Pascale V Guillot and Dr Rajvinder Karda are team leads for the UCL IfWH mentoring scheme. ECRs are encouraged to participate in the scheme. To find out more contact p.guillot@ucl.ac.uk and r.karda@ucl.ac.uk

ECR Committee

Contact us

For any questions please email ifwh-ecr@ucl.ac.uk