Who are New Investigators?
Full-time students, post-doctoral fellows who have received their doctorate in the past five years, and researchers who have worked in the health-related quality of life field for up to five years
Purpose of the Special Interest Group
- Create a network for investigators new to the field of HRQOL
- Help solve common problems at early stages of one’s career
- Share experiences
- Facilitate discussion
- Stay up to date on issues of interest to New Investigators
- Provide educational material, in the form of articles, webinars, roundtables, etc
- Cooperate with the other SIGs to introduce their field to New Investigators
- 2018 Annual Report
- Annual Conference: Here is a sample of some of the Annual Conference activities new investigators have organized in recent years.
- Tricks of the Trade Series: Senior ISOQOL members discuss their career paths and provide tips and tricks for a successful career in HRQOL.
- Roundtable Discussions: Small group discussions on career topics. Previous topics include crafting a resumé and job interview strategies.
- Panel Discussion: Career pathways in academia, consultancy and industry insights of experts
- SIG Business Meeting: A forum for discussion issues pertaining to New Investigators and to determine new projects.
- Social/Networking: Connecting with fellow new investigators can expand your research network and also your social network within your research areas.
Communication and Information Sharing
We encourage active communication between members.
- Connect with other New Investigators using the ISOQOL Membership Directory.
- Review the Quality of Life Quarterly, ISOQOL's quarterly newsletter, to keep up to date.
- Consider the New Investigators Teamwork and ISOQOL LinkedIn as a way to connect with fellow SIG members.
- Contact one of the leaders listed below for more information.
Co-Chair: Canhua Xiao, PhD
Co-Chair: Laura Pinheiro, PhD
Roxanne Jensen, PhD (2009-2011)
Bellinda King-Kallimanis, PhD (2010-2012)
Antonia Bennett, PhD (2011-2013)
Katerina Papageorgiou (2012-2014)
Marc Jacobs (2013-2015)
Catherine Bottomley (née Golics), PhD (2014-2016)
Kathrin Fischer, doctoral student (2015-2017)
Manraj Kaur, PT, MSc, PhD (2016-2018)