‘Queen’s research has brought lasting impact on policy and heritage decision making, and alongside communities, has enabled the promotion of heritage protection in tandem with socio-economic well-being'.
What impact did it make?
A LASTING IMPACT ON HERITAGE POLICY
The research and engagement carried out by Queen’s researchers has brought lasting impact on policy and heritage decision making, as well as cutting-edge technologies and scientific practice to new places and communities, enabling accurate and informed contributions that promote heritage protection in tandem with socio-economic well-being.
The work has directly impacted the inscription, management and presentation of World Heritage Sites in multiple countries. Working in collaboration with international heritage organisations, it is helping to define best practice and build sustainable and effective implementation of future heritage conservation.
The research has promoted and shaped heritage management best practice and capacity building, advancing public engagement through diverse media; and has helped develop local legislative policy and global protection plans.
- A Smithsonian documentary informed by Queen’s research in Malta has been viewed by over 1 million viewers in the US alone and broadcast throughout Europe, Latin America, Brazil and Asia
- Leadership in sustainable management practice in Vietnam has enabled the reintroduction of a Critically Endangered primate as well as funding conservation training for 60+ local staff.
Impact related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Learn more about Queen’s University’s commitment to nurturing a culture of sustainability and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through research and education.
- SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities
Impacting in Countries/Regions
School/InstituteSchool of Natural and Built Environment
- Creativity and cultural understanding
- The built environment and the natural world
- Valuing heritage