University researchers shine in the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

The University of Newcastle has once again made a strong showing in the Highly Cited Researchers list, with six researchers recognised this year for their ongoing research influence.

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Developed by Clarivate, the Highly Cited Researchers initiative shines the spotlight on pioneering research scientists and social scientists from around the world who have demonstrated significant influence in their field through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. The researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

  • Professor Ravi Naidu, Global Innovation Chair and Director of the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, is recognised in the cross-field category. Professor Naidu is a global leader in contamination studies and focuses on agricultural and industrial impacts on the environment. This is the third consecutive year he has made the Highly Cited Researchers list.
  • Professor David Lubans is an NHMRC Research Fellow with the School of Education and part of the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition. Professor Lubans is a leading researcher in the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of school-based physical activity interventions. This is the third year in a row that Professor Lubans has made the list.
  • Professor Megh Mallavarapu's research focuses on the development of bioremediation technologies and ecological risk assessments of both organic and inorganic contaminants. This is his first appearance in the list of Highly Cited Researchers.
  • Honorary Professor Nanthi Bolan has been recognised in the environment and ecology category for his ongoing work in soil science research. This is his fourth appearance on the Highly Cited Researchers list.
  • Conjoint Associate Professor Saskia Keesstra made the list for her work in the environment and ecology field. This is the third year in a row she has been recognised in this initiative.​​​​​​​
  • Professor Adrian Bauman has made the list for the fifth year in a row in for his work in the field of social sciences.

See the full list of the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers


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