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Sharon Parker recognised among the world's most influential scientists

Seven Curtin University researchers, including ARC Laureate Fellow Sharon Parker, have been named among the world’s most influential scientists and social scientists in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list released by the Web of Science Group.

The annual edition acknowledges world-class researchers for their exceptional research, which is demonstrated by their production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

The 2019 list recognised more than 6,200 leading researchers in 21 sciences and social sciences fields around the world, including 23 Nobel laureates.

Australian research institutes continue to impress. The number of researchers recognized as Highly Cited has more than tripled in six years, from 80 in 2014 to 271 in 2019, among those selected in one or more of the 21 fields. Australian research institutions appear to have recruited a significant number of Highly Cited Researchers since 2014 as well as increasing their number of homegrown Highly Cited Researchers.

Curtin University Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Garry Allison congratulated the Curtin researchers on being named among the world’s most influential researchers.

“It is particularly exciting to see ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Sharon Parker, Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design based in Curtin’s Future of Work Institute, recognised as the University’s first non-science and engineering Highly Cited Researcher.”

Within the Economics and Business field, there are 113 highly cited researchers. Only 3 of these are based in Australia, Sharon Parker being the only female.

For more information about the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, visit here.

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