Meet the Expert

Meet the Expert

 
"Meet the Expert" is intended to promote research facilitation and interaction between early and advanced career scientists. In short, these are one-to-one or small group sessions where early career researchers can discuss ideas, ask questions, and network with experts in the field in a friendly and relaxed environment. Typically, the experts are the EHPS conference keynote speakers, though there may be exceptions to this rule. These pre-conference sessions have been running since the Maastricht Health Psychology Conference in 2007 with excellent feedback every year. They typically take place prior to the EHPS conference opening ceremony (so between the end of the CREATE workshop and the start of the EHPS conference).
 
 
The experts for this year are:
Karina Davidson (Columbia University Medical Center, USA)
Marie Johnston (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Aleksandra Luszczynska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland and University of Colorado, USA)
 
Previous experts:
 
2015
Ronan O'Carroll (UK)
Howard Friedman (USA)
JoAnne Dahl (Sweden)
 
 
2014
Karen Rook (USA)
Suzanne Skevington (UK)
Ruut Veenhoven (The Netherlands)
Adrian Taylor (UK)
 

2013
Mark Conner (UK)
Stan Maes (NL)
Niall Bolger (USA)
Crystal Park (USA)

 
2012
Carol Ryff (US)
Kavita Vedhara (UK)
Charles Abraham (UK)
Johan Denollet (NL)
 
2011
Christina Maslach (US)
Tracey Revenson (US)
Robbert Sanderman (NL)
Lucy Yardley (UK)
 
2010
Michelle Fine (US)
Michael Murray (UK) 
Suzanne Segerstrom (US)
Bas Verplanken (UK)
 
2009
Linda Cameron (NZ)
Denise de Ridder (NL) 
Robbert Sanderman (NL)
Paschal Sheeran (UK)
Lucy Yardley (UK)
 
2008
Charles Abraham (UK)
Blair Johnson (US)
Ralf Schwarzer (DE)
Suzie Skevington (UK)
John Weinman (UK)
 
2007
Michael Diefenbach (US)
Marie Johnston (UK)
Hannah McGee (IE)
Herman Schaalma (NL)
Wayne Velicer (US)
 
The consultation sessions are 30-minutes long and either one-on-one or in small groups. The consultations aim to respond to the needs of each participant and include the provision of advice on:
 
Research perspectives and ideas encouraging research originality
Issues relevant to study design such as research tools selection and outcome measures
Combining clinical practice with research and developing and combining interventions with research
Publishing in scientific journals
Important references and other materials
Applying for and securing funding
 
 
Feedback from previous years:
 
Feedback from previous years showed that these sessions substantially exceeded participants' expectations. They found the sessions to be extremely useful, of high quality and ideal length. You will find some of their comments below:
 
‘... extremely valuable opportunity for young researchers ... hope it goes on with more and more experts continuing to donate their valuable time to such a worthwhile course ...'
‘... very interesting and fast-paced ... particularly liked the one-to-one sessions ... '
‘... Keep on doing them! ...'
‘... Absolutely great talk with an amazing atmosphere ...'