The Queen's Health Sciences (QHS) Research Office supports faculty members within the Faculty of Health Sciences in their research endeavours. Led by the Vice-Dean Research, our staff assist in developing grant applications, research policies, coordinating internal grants, as well as leading several strategic initiatives designed to foster research excellence in within QHS.
Enhancing research intensity and impact is a top priority outlined in the QHS Strategic Plan. The creation of Research Excellence Clusters (RECs) is one strategic initiative aimed at enhancing research opportunities and success within the Faculty. RECs are comprised of strong teams of researchers sharing a common research interest, facilitating collaborative opportunities, mentorship, and success with large grant applications. These and other QHS research initiatives aim to support faculty in developing strong research teams to address complex interdisciplinary problems in the health sciences through radical collaboration.
The research in this faculty spans a wide spectrum of critical areas. From the delicate beginnings of newborn care to the molecular mechanics of cancer progression, and even the complexities of spinal cord trauma – our researchers are at the forefront of meaningful change in healthcare.
Queen’s Health Sciences houses thirteen Research Centres and Institutes, each specializing in a specific research area, such as Neurosciences, Global Health, or Translational Research. These hubs of innovation are led by dedicated Directors and individual governance, contributing to a rich tapestry of scientific inquiry within the Faculty.