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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Early Career Researchers at the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

As the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing (WRIHW) moves into its 16th year of existence, it does so with a renewed focus on the importance of nurturing its early career research (ECR) community. Our ECR community mirrors the interdisciplinary commitment of the WRIHW, with PhD students in anthropology illuminating a brighter side to ayahuasca tourism in South America, peers in bioscience ironing out some truths about dementia, and a wide variety in-between. Improving health and wellbeing is not restricted to a particular academic discipline, and neither are we.

The main goals of the ECR committee are as follows:

  1. To increase the sense of community between ECRs within the WRIHW
  2. To increase the visibility of ECRs within the WRIHW, and to wider audiences
  3. To offer ECRs within the WRIHW opportunities to develop their research, CV’s, and understanding of what a career in research can look like

In order to achieve these goals, we need to hear from you. To get more involved you can:

  • Connect with us on Facebook
  • Follow our new Twitter (#f4f)
  • Send us an email
  • Join our committee
  • Contribute to this newsletter
  • Attend our events

ECR Newsletter

We have been busy organising ECR events for the coming year. Please encourage your PhD students and post-docs to sign up for our forthcoming ECR newsletters to come straight to their inboxes. Click here to sign up!

WRIHW ECR Networking Evening

Wednesday 13 December 2017 from 5pm onwards, Joachim Room, St Hild & St Bede College, Durham University, Leazes Road. We are delighted to welcome Associate Provost, Professor Emma Flynn who will talk about her research journey and Dr Emma Bowen from Research and Innovation Services who will talk about how she got into research management. For further information and how to register please click here!

The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/2018

The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18 is the third in this series of biennial publications. This version provides concise overviews of the key properties of nearly 1800 human drug targets with an emphasis on selective pharmacology (where available), plus links to an open access knowledgebase of drug targets and their ligands (, which provides more detailed views of target and ligand properties. Although the Concise Guide represents approximately 400 pages, the material presented is substantially reduced compared to information and links presented on the website. For detailed information please click on this link Guide to PHARMACOLOGY.

ECR Committee Members

Alex Hodge - SASS
Stephen Dunne - Psychology
Kristina Brown - Durham Business School