Our LEAD programme aims to help early career researchers run and promote their own research projects. We provide training programmes, advertise conferences & events, facilitate research opportunities and have an early career researcher spotlight to showcase research by ECRs. 

Please note that we are not currently advertising conferences due event cancellations as a result of covid-19. If you would like to advertise an opportunity or conference that might be of interest to the ECRN in the future, please submit details here. Additionally get in touch if you would like your research featured in our ECR spotlight.


Training programmes

Every year we run our flagship Research Intensive programme - a week-long introduction to the field in partnership with the University of Florida and University College London. More information will be available soon about the 2021 Research Intensive.


Class of 2020

University of Florida, USA


Class of 2019

Snape Maltings, UK

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Class of 2018

University of Florida, USA


Research Spotlight

See publication highlights from our members below,

or visit our Research Spotlight page to read more.

A dyadic art psychotherapy group for parents and infants – piloting quantitative methodologies for evaluation

Armstrong, V. G., Dalinkeviciute, E., & Ross, J. (2019). 

 International Journal of Art Therapy, 1-12.

Listening to self-chosen music regulates
induced negative
affect for both
younger and
older adults

Groarke, J. M., &
Hogan, M. J. (2019)
PloS one, 14(6),

Cognitive and
affective benefits of coloring:
Two randomized
controlled crossover studies

Holt, N. J., Furbert, L., &
Sweetingham, E. (2019).
Art Therapy, 1-9.


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