Griffith University continues to ride the wave in being recognised as a rising star in academic research.
One week after being named in Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, as Oceania’s Nature Index Rising Star 2018, Griffith has made the list of leading research institutions in The Australian newspaper’s special Research supplement.
The research leaders’ list, based on big data analysis of up-to-date publicly available information, singles out Griffith as an ’up-and-comer’ ranking the University at seventh in Australia for its representation across 250 individual fields of research.
Confirming Griffith’s rising research strength, the University demonstrates national leadership in 10 research fields and has 11 researchers who are leaders in their respective fields. (see list below)
Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor AC said the recognition affirms Griffith’s commitment to the attainment of excellence in research and innovation across a comprehensive range of disciplines, from discovery through to societal impact.
“To be publicly lauded and highlighted as a rising star is a testament to the commitment and hard work by so many dedicated researchers and support staff at Griffith,” Professor O’Connor said.
Professor O’Connor added that such outcomes are the “culmination of a vision framed more than a decade ago to invest in areas of strategic research excellence, with a view to develop national leadership in selected fields”.
Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Ned Pankhurst, described the recognition as compelling acknowledgement of the scientific and societal impact of Griffith research.
“These endeavours are consistent and sustained across a comprehensive range of disciplines which shows our researchers are internationally recognised for providing far-reaching solutions to global and regional challenges,” Professor Pankhurst said.
Griffith’s leading experts and institutions according to The Australian research Leaders’ List is below.
|Discipline||Field||Leading Researcher||Leading Institution|
|Business, Economics & Management||Tourism & Hospitality||Susanne Becken||Griffith University|
|Engineering & Computer Science||Microelectronics & Electronic Packaging||Griffith University|
|Engineering & Computer Science||Technology Law||Griffith University|
|Engineering & Computer Science||Architecture||Zhonghua Gou|
|Engineering & Computer Science||Ocean & Marine Engineering||Amir Etemad Shahidi|
|Health & Medical Sciences||Nursing||Griffith University|
|Health & Medical Sciences||Pregnancy & Childbirth||Jenny Fenwick||Griffith University|
|Health & Medical Sciences||Natural Medicines & Medicinal Plants||Rohan Davis|
|Humanities, Literature & Arts||Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies||Griffith University|
|Social Sciences||Criminology, Criminal Law & Policing||Griffith University|
|Social Sciences||Early Childhood Education||Griffith University|
|Social Sciences||Military Studies||Griffith University|
|Social Sciences||Social Work||Griffith University|
|Social Sciences||Teaching & Teacher Education||Jeanne Allen|
|Social Sciences||Diplomacy & International Relations||Wesley Widmaier|
|Social Sciences||Anthropology||Tanya M Smith|
|Chemical & Material Sciences||Organic Chemistry||Rohan Davis|
|Life Sciences & Earth Sciences||Environmental Sciences||Peta Neale|
Source: The Australian’s Research Leaders’ List 2018