Using social media to boost your research career

Researchers have traditionally had to rely on journals, conferences, and conventional media outlets for research dissemination and networking. However, a limitation of this system is that a small group of gatekeepers decide what gets shared or who gets to present their work. Social media has turned this system on its head by providing an opportunity for anyone to share their work and build collaborations, free of gatekeeping. This talk will demonstrate the benefits of social media and provide some practical tips on getting started.

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Daniel Quintana - Senior Researcher at the Department of Psychology


Target Audience

UV researchers who would like to become better at using social media, with a focus on Twitter 

Learning Objectives

After attending this talk, you will be able to understand the benefits of using social media for your academic career and acquire the tools to establish a Twitter profile and share your work using this platform.


Daniel S. Quintana is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Psychology (UiO) and the winner of UiO Young Researcher Award in 2022. He completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of Sydney and his postdoctoral fellowship at Oslo University Hospital. His research primarily investigates how hormones and our cardiovascular system influence our thoughts and behaviours using a variety of research approaches, including genetics, brain imaging, and intervention trials. He is also an avid science communicator, using various social media platforms and podcasts to disseminate his work and discuss policy issues in academia. He has led science communication workshops for many years and is a co-author on the upcoming book, An Academic’s Guide to Social Media. 

Published Sep. 1, 2022 2:47 PM - Last modified Sep. 9, 2022 11:23 AM