New researcher rankings puts CQUni academics in global top two per cent

02 December 2021

Some of CQUniversity's leading academics have been recognised in a new global ranking' with Stanford University releasing a list of the top two per cent most-cited researchers in 2020.

The analysis' conducted using research publications to the end of 2020' has recently been published in PLOS Biology' a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

The data includes all scientists who make up the top one million most-cited across all fields' according to the composite citation index.

CQUniversity Vice-President Research Professor Grant Stanley said the global recognition was well-deserved.

"Our academics know the hard work involved in getting published – but to be included in this global ranking reflects great resilience' ability and passion as well'" Prof Stanley said.

"I congratulate all the researchers included and thank them for their efforts in making CQUniversity an institution that creates research with true impact."

CQUniversity's academics listed in the ranking are:

Dr Xianbo (Bill) Zhao' Built Environment

Professor Bruce Prideaux' Tourism

Adjunct Professor Iain Gordon' Zoology

Professor Corneel Vandelanotte' Physical Activity

Professor Nerilee Hing' Gambling Studies

Dr Md Nurun Nabi' Engineering (Mechanical)

Professor Kerry Walsh' Sensor Systems

Professor Drew Dawson' Sleep and Fatigue

Professor Mohammad G. Rasul' Engineering (Mechanical)

Professor Matthew Browne' Gambling Studies

Associate Professor Dragana (Dana) Stanley' Molecular Microbiology

Adjunct Professor Peter Wolfs' Engineering

Dr Kalam (A.K) Azad' Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Dr Robert Stanton' Exercise and Sport Science

Dr Lois Ruth Harris' Equity Education

Professor Colin Cole' Railway Engineering

Emeritus Professor David J. Midmore' Plant Science

Professor Brijesh Verma' Intelligent Systems

Professor Maksym Spiryagin' Railway Engineering

Adjunct Professor Trudy Dwyer' Nursing

Dr Adam Gerace' Positive Psychology

CQUniversity's highest-ranked inclusion' Dr Zhao' was also recently named by The Australian Research Magazine as a top-40 "rising star" of early career research' recognised for his contribution to sustainable development.

The Stanford ranking also recognised career impact of cited researchers' with 16 of CQUniversity academics included in the top two per cent most-cited for work across decades.