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“Meet the Experts” aims to facilitate interaction between ECRs and senior researchers in health psychology. Several “Meet the Experts” sessions are organised every year throughout the EHPS conference. These sessions are an opportunity for Early Career Researchers to meet, discuss, and network with senior researchers in health psychology in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Meet The Experts 2022

The CREATE committee is excited to announce this year’s ‘Meet the Experts’ (MTE) session at the EHPS Conference in Bratislava!

These sessions provide a rare opportunity for early career researchers (ECRs) of CREATE to discuss their ideas and interact with experts – this year’s keynote speakers – in a relaxed environment.

More practical information regarding the exact time, location and application procedure will be announced soon.

The experts, with their specific areas of interest are:

 

Prof. Susan A. Murphy, Harvard University, USA

  • Developing data analytic algorithms and methods for improving personalization in digital intervention development
  • Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions that are delivered by smart devices (e.g. smartphones)
  • Experimental study designs for use in optimizing digital interventions
  • Enhancing interdisciplinary collaborations, in particular between behavioral, statistical and engineering scientists

Prof. Falko Sniehotta, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • Understanding behaviour change
  • Policy research and intervention science
  • Theory in health psychology
  • Adressing inequalities

Prof. Zuzana Dankulincová, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia

  • Mental health in adolescence
  • Adverse experiences, stress and coping strategies in adolescence
  • Improvement of child and adolescent mental health care services
  • Mixed-methods and participatory approach in research
  • Work-life balance for women in science

Prof. Urte Scholz, University of Zürich, Switzerland

  • Social and dyadic processes for health behavior and well-being
  • Intrapersonal associations in behavior change
  • Temporal dynamics
  • Development of theory-based interventions for health-behavior change
  • Postgraduate training in health psychology and research practice transfer

PREVIOUS EXPERTS

2019
Rona Moss-Moris (UK)
Antonia Lyons (New Zealand)
Mark Hatzenbuehler (US)

2018
Molly Byrne (Ireland)
Alex Rothman (USA)
Jill Francis (UK)
Yael Benyamini (Israel)

2017
Sherry Pagoto ( USA)
Fabio Lucidi ( Italy)
Rory O’Connor (Scotland)

2016
Karina Davidson
Aleksandra Luszczynska
Marie Johnston

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 …’