USQ’s Professor Stuart Biddle has been named one of the world’s most highly cited researchers for 2018.
Professor Biddle was recognised in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List, for ranking in the top 1% by citations for his field of research.
Now in its fifth year, the citation analysis identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade.
Professor Biddle, who is Research Program Director for Physical Activity and Health, is an internationally-respected physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health expert with an academic career spanning four decades at five universities in the United Kingdom and Australia.
“I am delighted to be named a highly cited researcher for 2018. Being well cited is an important aim for researchers and it’s one way I try to make a difference with the research I do,” Professor Biddle said.
“Importantly, I work with many excellent researchers and enjoy writing and communicating my research in a great environment at USQ.”
Professor Biddle leads a research group that focuses on bio-behavioural approaches to the understanding and promotion of active lifestyles, looking at sedentary behaviour, muscle strengthening exercise, holistic movement and mental health.
The annual list, from Clarivate Analytics, included more than 4000 researchers hailing from over 60 nations, named in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences.
USQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Mark Harvey, commended Professor Biddle for being one of the 170 Australian researchers listed.
“This is a remarkable achievement and one that USQ is very proud of. This list recognises researchers, including 17 Nobel laureates, whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact,” Professor Harvey said.
“Professor Biddle is in very good company, showing his work is clearly influential and having a high impact around the world.”
Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific and Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics, congratulated USQ on being included.
“Congratulations to Professor Biddle at USQ. The advancement of scientific endeavour represents a critical activity for individual research institutions and entire nations,” she said.
“The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society – contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable.”
The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list can be found online.