University researchers join world’s most highly-cited list

A group of Western Sydney University academics have been named amongst the most-highly cited researchers in the world in the latest Clarivate Highly Cited (HiCis) Researchers list for 2021 (opens in a new window).

Eight University researchers and three affiliate researchers were named amongst this year’s prestigious list – double the University’s 2020 result.

Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list recognises researchers from around the world who demonstrate significant influence in their chosen field or fields. This is based on the publication of multiple, highly-cited papers during the last decade, from January 2010 to December 2020.

The University’s highly-cited researchers for 2021 are:

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

  • Associate Professor Brendan Choat
  • Professor Braj Singh
  • Professor Ben Smith
  • Professor Ian Wright
  • Distinguished Professor Belinda Medlyn
  • Dr Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo
  • Associate Professor Remko Duursma
  • Professor Peter Reich (affiliate)

School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences

  • Distinguished Professor Wei-Xing Zheng

NICM Health Research Institute.

  • Dr Joe Firth (affiliate)

Institute for Culture and Society

  • Professor Jamie Peck (affiliate)

Professor Deborah Sweeney, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and International) congratulated all the researchers on this outstanding result.

“As well as showcasing the high quality and impact of the University’s world-class research, these results will have a substantial positive impact on Western’s future Academic Ranking of World Universities,” said Professor Sweeney.

“On behalf of the University community, I congratulate all our researchers on this well-deserved recognition.”


18 November 2021

Amanda Whibley, Manager, Media & Public Relations