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Calling all early career researchers! We are excited to announce an opportunity to display your research at this year’s Cambridge Public Health Showcase.

The in-person event will take place on the 7th of November on the topic of ‘Breaking the cycle of Intergenerational Adversity: the role of public health’.

We invite all students and Early Career Researchers from all disciplines to submit an abstract for a poster presentation relating to this wide-ranging topic or public health more generally.

Successful abstracts will be displayed at the showcase event and be featured on the Cambridge Public Health website and social media pages.

The winner of the competition will have a unique opportunity to present their research immediately before the key-note speaker, as well as win £150 in book tokens. The best poster will receive £100 in book tokens.

Abstracts must be submitted through this form by 5pm on Friday the 22nd of September.


Competition Guidelines

  • The competition is available to University of Cambridge Early Career Researchers from any discipline but should relate to research on the broad topic of public health. 
  • We define Early Career Researchers as students, postdoctoral researchers and staff who are no more than five years post award of their PhD.
  • Submit your abstract using this Google form here by Friday the 22nd of September.
  • The competition will be judged by a panel of CPH members according to the following criteria: quality, originality, relevance, potential impact, and interdisciplinary nature of the research.
  • The competition winner will be announced on Friday the 6th of October. The winner will be invited to prepare a 5-minute presentation for the Showcase and should include PowerPoint slides. They will also be rewarded a prize of £150 book tokens at the event.
  • Abstracts that are selected for the poster exhibition will be announced on Friday the 6th of October with further instructions for presenting the poster provided then.
  • The winning poster will be announced during the showcase on Tuesday the 7th of November and receive a prize of £100 in book tokens.
  • Poster presentations will also be shared on the CPH website after the event, with a selection highlighted on our Twitter account.

Guidelines for writing an abstract

  • The word limit for the abstract is 250 words.
  • The abstract should be structured, for example using the sub-headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion
  • Guidelines for writing a good abstract are available here:

We look forward to receiving your abstract!

Friday, 22 September, 2023 - 17:00
Contact name: 
Helen Watts
Contact email: