Early Career Researcher Workshop

CREATE organises interactive workshops each year. Prominent experts within the field of health psychology are invited to lead these workshops. The overall aim of these workshops is to enhance knowledge and skills of early career researchers working in Health Psychology.

Please note that places are limited and are given on a first come first served basis.

How to get your research out there: publishing, promoting, and funding your research

Online – 2021

This workshop will be focused on writing: writing research papers, writing for social media to communicate your research, and writing to acquire funding and grants. Each of these are essential to disseminate and share your findings with the research community and the public. In different sessions, you will learn specific aspects about each of these tasks, how to target your audience, and get valuable insights. Throughout this interactive workshop we will draw on cutting edge examples and explore best practices as well as providing opportunities for discussion, exploration and development of your own research ideas related to this area.

During the two days, we will have three different sessions. All sessions will include interactive elements through which early career researchers can build their network.

  • Using social media to share your research and build your networks

by Dr. Marita Hennessey (Postdoctoral Researcher, Pregnancy Loss Research Group, INFANT Centre, University College Cork, Ireland)

Time: 19 August 2021, 10:00-12:00 (CET)

The aim of this interactive workshop is to support participants to explore ways to share their research and build their networks.
We will draw on examples from our own work, as well as those of others, and there will be lots of opportunities for discussion, and exploration and development of ideas.

Together we will explore the why, when, what, where and how of communicating your research, including:

  • Developing a communication strategy
  • Making your research accessible – to researchers, policy/decision-makers, funders, and the public
  • Social media platforms, e.g. Twitter, YouTube, ResearchGate, SlideShare, LinkedIn
  • Creative tools (especially the free ones!), e.g. infographics, animation, blogging, imagery
  • Dealing with discomfort
  • Networking, collaborating, advocating.

By the end of the session, participants will have created a toolbox they can use to help communicate and share their work.

Join the conversation on Twitter: @EHPSCreaters #EHPSCreaters2021 @MaritaHennessy


  • How to publish your research

by Dr. Angela Rodrigues (Northumbria University, UK)

Time: 19 August 2021, 13:00-15:00 (CET)

The aim of this interactive workshop is to support participants in their research publication strategies.

In this workshop we will:

  • Discuss the importance of creating a publication strategy or agenda
  • Provide opportunities to develop a publication plan
  • Develop knowledge in writing on scientific topics for a range of audiences.


  • How to fund your research? A panel session


Dr. Elaine Toomey (Lecturer, School of Allied Health, University of Limerick, Ireland, and Health Research Board ‘Applying Research into Policy and Practice’ Research Fellow

Dr. Marta Marques (Research Associate, Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London, London, UK, and ADAPT SFI Research Centre & Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland) and

Dr. Wendy Lawrence (Associate Professor of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine Team-working, Leadership & Patient Safety theme Lead, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK)

Hema Chaplin, PhD student, Department of Psychology, Kings College London

Time: 20 August 2021, 10:00-12:00 (CET)

In the third and final session, several panellists will share their experiences and advice on how to apply for grants and funding. Our panellists are well-established researchers in health psychology at different levels of their academic career. They will present their opinions on what makes a successful application and how to avoid potential pitfalls. Each of our panellists will give a short input, after which we will have plenty of time for your questions and discussions surrounding funding and grant applications.

Workshop fees

The fee for the workshop is €25. Details for payment, including deadlines, will be forwarded to you following successful acceptance.

Fee waiver: Please contact us ( for a reduced fee (€15) if you are a member of a lower-middle-income country (For a list of eligible countries click on the following link: worldbank rating)

How to apply

Visit the following link and fill in the application form:

Deadline for applications
26th of July

19th August
20th August
Research Funding and
Writing Grants