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Curtin researchers on list of world’s most influential

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Seven Curtin University researchers have been named in the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List for 2020, released by the Web of Science Group.

The annual List recognises outstanding academics who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in a chosen field of research through the publication of multiple highly cited papers within the last decade.

The Curtin researchers recognised include John Curtin Distinguished Professor Zongping Shao, John Curtin Distinguished Professor Moses Tade, John Curtin Distinguished Professor Simon Wilde, John Curtin Distinguished Professor Yong Wu, Professor Peter Gething, Associate Professor Nick Golding and Visiting Professor Mark Chase, from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom.

An additional three researchers with secondary affiliations to Curtin were also acknowledged on this year’s list, including Dr Xinguang Zhang, from Yantai University, Professor Shaobin Wang, from the University of Adelaide, and Professor Hongqi Sun, from Edith Cowan University.

Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Chris Moran congratulated the researchers for their exceptional work.

“These Curtin researchers have been named among the very best in the world in their areas of expertise from mathematics to geosciences and demonstrate the University’s globally recognised high standard of research,” Professor Moran said.

“In the time of COVID-19, we are particularly proud to have two new entrants to this year’s List, Professor Peter Gething and Associate Professor Nick Golding, who are both critical collaborators in Curtin’s partnership with the Telethon Kids Institute. Professor Gething, the Kerry M. Stokes Chair in Child Health, is renowned as one of the world’s leading disease detectives and a “big data” scientists. Associate Professor Nick Golding is a leading infectious diseases expert who uses statistical models to predict how diseases may evolve and spread.”

The 2020 edition recognised more than 6,100 leading researchers in 21 sciences and social sciences fields around the world.

The Highly Cited Researcher List is used by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) to calculate an institution’s highly cited score and contributes to its overall institutional score.

For more information about the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list, visit here.

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