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Derby Academics ranked among most cited scientists

3 March 2021

Academics at the University of Derby have been ranked amongst the most highly-cited scientists in the world, according to research by Stanford University.

Eight Derby staff are featured in the top 160,000 cited scientists out of seven million scientists worldwide in the research, which analysed data across 22 disciplines over a period of ten years, between 1996 and 2019.

Stanford University and Elsevier have created the database of 160,000 top scientists, providing data on the global influence of academic study using a variety of impact metrics such as: citations, h-index and the co-authorship hm-index. Data was analysed for career-long and single year (2019) impact.

Eight current staff from Derby are included in the top 4% of scientists (based on the citation year 2019):

  • Paul Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Psychology in the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement in the College of Business, Law and Social Science
  • Marc Cowling, Professor of Business Economics and Head of Research & Innovation in the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • David Best, Professor in Criminology in the College of Business, Law and Social Science
  • Stephen Farrall, Professor of Criminology in the College of Business, Law and Social Science
  • Ray Bull, Professor in Criminal Investigation in the College of Business, Law and Social Science
  • Zhiyin Yang, Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering
  • Hugh Rollinson, Emeritus Professor of Earth Science in the College of Science and Engineering

Staff from Derby included in the top 2% of scientists as data-based across their career, until the end of 2019, are:

  • Professor Paul Gilbert
  • Professor Ray Bull

Professor Clare Brindley, Dean of Research at the University of Derby, said: “It is excellent to see high-quality researchers at Derby recognised in such a prestigious ranking."

“At the University of Derby, we nurture and encourage research excellence across all our disciplines and career stages. Our researchers are generating distinctive, world-leading and impactful research, which we use to inspire and inform our students.”

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