Research Promotion

The research promotion team at Queen’s works with faculty and students to mobilize research outputs and impact to a variety of different stakeholder groups. The team, part of the university’s central Integrated Communications unit in University Relations, leads cross-university promotion initiatives and shares the stories of Queen’s research across a variety of external channels and platforms, including the Queen’s Gazette , social media, The Conversation Canada , and the Research@Queen’s  website.

 Follow @QueensuResearch  on Twitter.

How to get involved:

Media Relations

Share your research findings or provide expert commentary in the news. University Relations offers media training  and tips for researchers, from placing op-eds to preparing for interviews, as well as amplification through a variety of platforms, from social media to pitches and news releases . Use the Research Success Contact Form  to let the Research Promotion Team know of upcoming publications and discoveries or to become an expert commentator.

The Conversation Canada

A daily independent online publication, delivering analysis and explanatory journalism from the academic and research community directly to the public. Queen’s has been a founding partner since 2017 with hundreds of Queen’s researchers sharing their research expertise in articles generating millions of reads globally. Researchers can write both timely and timeless articles and track their knowledge mobilization progress with a personalized analytics dashboard. Download the Queen’s Quick Guide to Writing for The Conversation  or contact the Research Promotion Team  in University Relations for more information on becoming an author.

Art of Research Photo Contest

An annual photo contest hosted by University Relations for Queen’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni to showcase their research, scholarly, and artistic work. The competition is aimed at providing a creative and accessible method of sharing and celebrating the ground-breaking research being done by current and past Queen’s community members.


 CREDIT: “Porous Plastic Particle” by Ross Jansen-van Vuuren, Post-Doctoral Fellow (Chemistry)

Blind Date with Knowledge

A radio show and podcast produced by the Research Promotion Team in University Relations featuring Queen’s researchers discussing their research and its impact to demystify scholarly research and personalize the research process. Listen to episodes from the past three seasons and learn more about other research podcasts at Queen’s on the Research@Queen’s website .

Queen's Research Discovery Network

Coming in summer 2021, the Queen's Research Discovery Network (RDN) provides you with a powerful public profile that is optimized for discovery by internal and external stakeholders alike. Discover exciting new interdisciplinary connections with others on campus and showcase your research to visitors from academia, industry, the media, the local community, and the world!

Learn more about this exciting new opportunity on the Queen's Research Discovery Network page.


Melinda Knox
Associate Director,
Research Profile and Initiatives

Kayla Dettinger
Research Promotion