Citations recognise Australia’s contribution to global research
Twelve Australians have earned a prestigious Thomson Reuters Citation Award for their outstanding contribution to research and innovation.
Encompassing a wide range of subjects, the awards illustrate the strength and diversity of academic research within Australia and the influence of researchers on an international level.
According to Thomson Reuters,
Australia was ranked among the top 20 nations (#17) in all fields for
the influence of its scientific papers based on citation impact for
papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals from January 2001
through 31 August 2011. The 2012 recipients, selected based on citation impact and patent analysis, are:
Astronomy and Astrophysics: Professor Karl Glazebrook, Professor of Astrophysics at Swinburne University of Technology;
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Professor Terry Speed, Head of the Bioinformatics Division of the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI);
Biodiversity Conservation: Dr Jane Elith, Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne;
Ecology: Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Global Change Institute (GCI) and Professor of Marine Science at the University of Queensland (UQ);
Economics: Dr Thomas Wiedmann, Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences;
Environmental Studies: Dr Shaobin Wang, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Curtin University;
Geosciences: Professor Kurt Lambeck, Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University (ANU);
Immunology: Professor Fabienne Mackay, Chair of the Department of Immunology at Monash University;
Neuroscience: Professor Greg Stuart, Head of the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU;
Plant Sciences: Professor Rana Munns, Honorary Fellow at CSIRO Plant Industry and Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia (UWA);
Psychology: Professor Colin MacLeod, Winthrop Professor of Psychology, Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, and Director of the Elizabeth Rutherford Memorial Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion (CARE), at the UWA;
Public, Environmental and Occupational Health: Dr Evie Leslie, Senior Researcher and Behavioural Scientist in the School of Medicine at Flinders University.
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