Call for Nominations: PSA ECN Secretary

Nominations should be submitted by 5pm, 10 July 2024

Those standing for election must be a member of the PSA ECN*

To nominate yourself, or someone else (with their permission), please send your email to along with a short (100 words maximum) statement on why you, or the nominee, confirming that you are a PSA ECN member who wishes to stand for the role, and outlining why you are suitable for the post.

An election by ECN members will be held as necessary after the nominations are reviewed.

What does the PSA ECN Secretary do?

  • Draft and circulates the agenda and minutes relating to the monthly ECN committee meetings
  • Coordinates the activities of the ECN committee and ensures relevant information is shared
  • Manages the ECN's information governance
  • Supports the Chair in their activities
  • Contributes to the general activities of the ECN and, especially, event organisation


The role further entails attendance at ECN meetings which take place, at most, once a month via Zoom. You should be available to attend at least some of the ECN events over the course of the year, including the ECN Annual Conference and ECN activities at the PSA Annual Conference.

The newly elected Secretary is expected to start their two-year elected term on 1 August 2024.

If you have any questions about the role, you can get in touch with our current Secretary, Niamh Cashell, via email (

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

* Eligibility for ECN membership is defined as follows: “You can be a member of the PSA's ECN from when you started a doctoral degree until three years after the completion of a doctoral viva.”