The Early Career Network

The ISPAH Early Career Network (ECN) is a network of self-defined “early career” researchers and practitioners. The aim of the network is to foster the interaction, capacity and growth of early career professionals in physical activity and public health.

Our main objectives are to:

  • Facilitate connections and the sharing of knowledge/skills between early career ISPAH members (e.g. conferences)

  • Develop capacity and key skills in early career ISPAH members (e.g. grant writing, networking, career development) through regular webinars. Please visit here for our previous webinars and keep up to date with future webinars on Twitter by following @ispah

  • Enable informal mentoring for early career ISPAH members through connections with more experienced leaders in their field

  • Enable ISPAH ECN members to share their research by regularly profiling our members on the GlobalPAnet newsletter. To sign up for the electronic GlobalPAnet newsletter click here

  • Organise networking and mentoring events at major international conferences


The ISPAH Early Career Network is governed by a steering committee of early career researchers and practitioners from around the globe. To learn more about us, visit our biographies by using the link below to 'ISPAH ECN Committee Members'.

Ways to get involved:

  • The network is free to join as an 'early career' ISPAH member. New members can select the ISPAH ECN during sign up for membership. Renewing members who wish to add the ISPAH ECN can do so during the renewal process. Existing members are encouraged to email to join

  • If you wish to engage in supporting the work of the network or potentially becoming a steering committee member, please get in touch by emailing us at

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Representative for ISPAH ECN?

Are you a member of ISPAH Early Career Network and interested in becoming a Regional Representative for the ISPAH Early Career Network? We are looking for ECN members from Africa (AFRO), Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), Europe* (EURO), Americas* (PAHO), South East Asia (SEARO), Western Pacific* (WPRO) regions who would be interested in supporting and working alongside the ISPAH ECN committee, click here to apply.

*regional representative positions filled

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