Oxford Martin School researchers featured in Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list

18 November 2020

080925 Building Fish Eye
Oxford Martin School researchers past and present are featured in the latest 'who's who' of influential academics compiled by analytics firm Clarivate.

In total 52 Oxford academics have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020, the highest number in the UK and the second highest in Europe.

The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

Oxford Martin School members featured include:

  • Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin School
  • Professor Peter Bruce, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy
  • Professor Derrick Crook, Oxford Martin Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance Testing
  • Professor Andy Hector, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food
  • Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership
  • Associate Professor Jane P. Messina, Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics
  • Professor Stephen Smith, Oxford Martin Programme on Deep Medicine
  • Professor Henry Snaith, Oxford Martin Programme on Solar Energy: Organic Photovoltaics (past programme)
  • Professor Joanna Dunkley, Oxford Martin Programme on Computational Cosmology (past programme)

The methodology that determines the 'who’s who' of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these scientific elite are based.

Professor Patrick Grant, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at Oxford University, said: "We are fortunate to have so many eminent researchers who are addressing many of the world’s most pressing problems and exciting opportunities. Their work and the impact it produces inspires us all. This global recognition of individuals also speaks to the excellence of the research students, early career researchers and staff who support and contribute to our research."

Professor Heather Viles, Associate Head of the Social Sciences Division (Research), said: "It’s brilliant to see so many researchers from the Social Sciences Division on this list, reflecting their contributions to scholarship on global challenges such as food supply, disease, and climate change, as well as to ecological and archaeological science."

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here.