E A R L Y C A R E E R A W A R D S
EARLY CAREER AND HERMAN SCHAALMA AWARD WINNERS
Stan Maes Early Career Awards 2021
Herman Schaalma Award 2021
PAST EARLY CAREER AND HERMAN SCHAALMA AWARD WINNERS
Stan Maes Early Career Awards 2020
Dr. Janina Lüscher (Switzerland)
Dr. Gill ten Hoor (The Netherlands)
Dr. Elaine Toomey (Ireland)
Herman Schaalma Award 2020
Dr. Hannah Durand (Ireland)
Stan Maes Early Career Awards 2019
Dr Dominika Kwasnicka (Poland)
Dr. Marta Marques (Portugal)
Dr. Karen Matvienko-Sikar (Ireland)
Dr. Dan Powell (UK)
Herman Schaalma Award 2019
Dr. Jan Keller (Germany)
Stan Maes Early Career Awards 2018
Dr. Theodore D. Cosco (UK/Canada)
Dr. Jennifer Inauen (Switzerland)
Dr. Angelos Kassianos (UK/Cyprus)
Dr. Theda Radtke (Switzerland)
Herman Schaalma Award 2018
Dr. Gill ten Hoor (The Netherlands)
2017 EHPS EARLY CAREER AWARDS
Dr. Eline Smit, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Lena Fleig, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
2017 HERMAN SCHAALMA AWARD
Dr. Jorinde Spook, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
2016 EHPS EARLY CAREER AWARDS
Gudrun Sproesser, University of Konstanz, Germany
Hanna Konttinen, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Justin Presseau, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
2016 HERMAN SCHAALMA PHD AWARD
Dominika Kwasnicka, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England
2015 EHPS EARLY CAREER AWARDS
Lisa Marie Warner, Freie University Berlin
Jenny McSharry, National University of Ireland, Galway
Nelli Hankonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
2015 HERMAN SCHAALMA PHD AWARD
Marijn Stok, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2014 EHPS EARLY CAREER AWARDS
Natalie Schüz, University of Tasmania, Australia
Kyra Hamilton, Griffith University, Australia
Karen Morgan, Perdana University, Malaysia/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine
2014 HERMAN SCHAALMA PHD AWARD
2013 EHPS EARLY CAREER AWARD
2013 HERMAN SCHAALMA PHD AWARD
2012 EHPS EARLY CAREER AWARD
2011 HERMAN SCHAALMA PHD AWARD
Dr Corina Berli
Dr Corina Berli is a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at the University of Zurich in the Applied Social and Health Psychology research group (Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz). She received her PhD in 2014 at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Her research focuses on understanding the role of the close relationship context in shaping health behavior change in daily life, and how these processes can be effectively targeted in theory-based dyadic interventions with innovative designs. Corina for example investigated how mobile technology (e.g. text messaging, mobile applications) can be used to promote couples’ physical activity or to facilitate smoking cessation via a support buddy. Her work routinely uses a dyadic perspective, intensive longitudinal methods and objective outcome assessments.
Corina’s work has been published in several key journals in the field of Health and Social Psychology. As Principal Investigator she was recently awarded a three-year research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) to develop a taxonomy of dyadic behavior change techniques. Corina received the Early Career Research Award of the Division of Health Psychology of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) in 2019.
Corina is a regular and active participant of the EHPS conferences. She has organized several symposia, and regularly participated in Create workshops and Synergy meetings. She served as National Editor for Switzerland, Germany, and Austria of the Practical Health Psychology Blog of the EHPS between January 2018 and October 2020. Since October 2019 she serves as Associate Editor for Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.
Dr Nicola McCleary
Dr. Nicola McCleary is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Implementation Research and Deputy Lead of the Psychology and Health Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada. She completed her PhD in 2016 at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. In her research, Nicola applies approaches from Health Psychology and Implementation Science to improve the translation of health evidence into practice through a focus on behaviour change, and is currently funded through a Health System Impact Fellowship awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She is particularly interested in understanding the influence of automaticity on healthcare professional behaviour, and has expertise in conducting process evaluations alongside pragmatic trials to understand the mechanisms of behaviour change interventions. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Health Psychology. Nicola also teaches graduate students at the University of Ottawa, focusing on the application of Health Psychology theory to implementation and healthcare quality improvement. Nicola is an active member of the EHPS: she routinely presents at conferences, has participated in the Synergy Expert Meeting, is a member of the EHPS Habit Special Interest Group, and this year served as co-Track Chair for the Implementation & Health Services Research track. Nicola also serves as a peer reviewer for EHPS journals, as the National Editor for Canada for the Practical Health Psychology Blog, and is an Associate Editor of the European Health Psychologist Magazine.
Dr Eimear Morrissey
Dr Eimear Morrissey is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National University of Ireland, Galway and a member of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group directed by Prof Molly Byrne. She completed her PhD in Health Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Gerry Molloy and Dr. Jane Walsh in the School of Psychology at NUI Galway in 2018, focusing on developing the evidence base for digital interventions to enhance adherence to medication in people with hypertension. This work was recognised with the Ruth Curtis Postgraduate Excellence in Research Award from the Psychological Society of Ireland.
She currently manages D1 Now, a large publically-funded programme of research aiming to improve self-management for young adults living with type 1 diabetes. A key aspect of this role involves working with a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel of young adults living with type 1 diabetes. Owing to her experience and dedication in this area, Eimear has been invited to deliver seminars on PPI, including contributing to a highly impactful documentary entitled ‘The Patient Effect’.
Eimear is actively involved in the wider health psychology community, having served as treasurer of CREATE from 2016-2018 and is currently a committee member of the Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology and National Delegate for Ireland at EHPS. Her research interests centre on self-management of chronic disease, digital health and patient and public involvement. Other interests include novels, nature and walking with her dog Daisy.
Dr Jacob Keech
Dr Jacob Keech received his PhD from Griffith University in 2019. His dissertation research aimed to advance theory, measurement, and intervention in the area of stress mindset. This included the development of a new measure of stress mindset, and the conceptualisation and testing of a model that outlines mechanisms through which stress mindset influences stress-related outcomes. The research program concluded with the development and testing a novel intervention to change stress mindset. Dr Keech is currently a Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Prior to taking up this role, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University. Dr Keech’s research has been published in leading journals in the field including Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Emotion, and Drug and Alcohol Review. Dr Keech is also a Section Editor of the journal Stress & Health, and an Editorial Board Member of the journal Psychology & Health. Dr Keech is an active proponent of health psychology, teaching health psychology at the undergraduate level, and serving on the Queensland Executive Committee of the Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists since 2014.