Our researchers recognised in The Australian’s Research 2020 magazine

Thursday, 1 October 2020

The Australian's Research 2020 magazine paid tribute to several University of Newcastle researchers for their track record of excellence and contribution to their fields.

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Overall, six of the University's researchers were named as 'Field Leaders' or 'Rising Stars' in this year's special report, which was released last week.

The University of Newcastle was also named 'Lead Institution’ for research in the fields of Strategic Management, Cognitive Sciences and Special Education.

The University is among the top 20 Australian universities that have research collaborations with what the magazine calls 'the global elite' – which includes Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge and the like.

The University is also among the top 20 Australian universities that have published research findings in leading journals with industry co-authors.

Professor Janet Nelson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) said, "making the top 20 in both collaboration listings is a significant achievement.  Increased collaboration with industry and globally recognised leaders is a fundamental principle in our Looking Ahead Strategic Plan, and I am confident we can maintain or improve our standing in future editions."

Congratulations to those recognised in The Australian's Research 2020 magazine:

Environmental & Geological Engineering
Field Leader: Professor Jinsong Huang

Software Systems
Field Leader: Associate Professor Hongyu Zhang

Emergency Medicine
Field Leader:  Professor Zsolt Balogh

Language & Linguistics
Field Leader: Associate Professor Kiwako Ito

Cognitive Science
Field Leader: Professor Scott Brown

Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Rising Star: Lachlan Howell

Research 2020 lists the top researchers and top research institutions across eight major discipline areas. Each discipline is then divided into specific research fields which largely follow the taxonomy used by Google Scholar.

'Field Leaders' are Australian-based researchers who had the most citations in the top 20 journals in the field in the last five years. 'Lead Institutions' are those that had the most citations in the top 20 journals in that particular field in the last five years. Non-university organisations such as the CSIRO and medical research institutes are also included in Research 2020’s assessment.

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