Media Relations


The Communications & External Relations office is committed to working cooperatively with the media. We will make every effort to respond quickly to requests from members of the news media.

Amanda Taccone
Communications & External Relations 
T: 519-685-8500 ext. ext. 64059
C: 226-919-4748

The media is asked to contact Lawson Communications in order to facilitate the following:

  • Interviews with scientists and research personnel
  • Interviews with research participants (signed consent forms must first be obtained by members of Lawson’s Communications & External Relations office)
  • Stories about Lawson and research taking place at hospital sites across London
  • Hospital access (all sites as part of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London)
  • Audio recording, videotaping, filming, photography on hospital property, research space, etc.
  • General information and inquiries about Lawson

Hospital Access

Lawson is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London – we adhere to the media guidelines of both hospitals when facilitating media requests on hospital sites.  

  • As a courtesy, the media is asked to contact Lawson Communications before coming onto hospital property, including research space.
  • The media is not allowed to enter patient care areas and other restricted areas without first obtaining authorization from Lawson Communications.
  • The media is asked to wear proper identification of their employer while on hospital property.
  • The media must first notify Lawson Communications before interviewing, photographing, filming, or making an audio or videotape of a research participant (whom may also be a hospital patient). Signed consent, obtained by Lawson Communications, is required.
  • Lawson scientists and research personnel must also be asked for their permission before the media can use them for an audio or video recording, filming, photographs, or an interview.
  • After-hours media access is not permitted unless arranged in advance. 

About Lawson

Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) is one of Canada’s top hospital-based research institutes, tackling the most pressing challenges in health care. As the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, our innovation happens where care is delivered. Lawson research teams are at the leading-edge of science with the goal of improving health and the delivery of care for patients. Working in partnership with Western University, our researchers are encouraged to pursue their curiosity, collaborate often and share their discoveries widely. Research conducted through Lawson makes a difference in the lives of patients, families and communities around the world. 

Media Room Links

London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Foundation

Children’s Health Foundation

St. Joseph’s Health Care London

St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation

Western University

Robarts Research Institute

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry