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National Recognition For Griffith University Research



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National Recognition For Griffith University ResearchGriffith 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.

Griffith University Research - Rohan Davis
Associate Professor Rohan Davis (GRIDD) was named an expert in natural medicines and medicinal plants.

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.

Griffith University Research - Susanne Becken
Professor Susanne Becken was named an expert in tourism and hospitality

“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”.

Griffith University Research - Peta Neale
Dr Peta Neale was named an expert leader in the field of Environmental Science

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.

 

DisciplineFieldLeading ResearcherLeading Institution
Business, Economics & ManagementTourism & HospitalitySusanne BeckenGriffith University
Engineering & Computer ScienceMicroelectronics & Electronic PackagingGriffith University
Engineering & Computer ScienceTechnology LawGriffith University
Engineering & Computer ScienceArchitectureZhonghua Gou
Engineering & Computer ScienceOcean & Marine EngineeringAmir Etemad Shahidi
Health & Medical SciencesNursingGriffith University
Health & Medical SciencesPregnancy & ChildbirthJenny FenwickGriffith University
Health & Medical SciencesNatural Medicines & Medicinal PlantsRohan Davis
Humanities, Literature & ArtsMiddle Eastern & Islamic StudiesGriffith University
Social SciencesCriminology, Criminal Law & PolicingGriffith University
Social SciencesEarly Childhood EducationGriffith University
Social SciencesMilitary StudiesGriffith University
Social SciencesSocial WorkGriffith University
Social SciencesTeaching & Teacher EducationJeanne Allen
Social SciencesDiplomacy & International RelationsWesley Widmaier
Social SciencesAnthropologyTanya M Smith
Chemical & Material SciencesOrganic ChemistryRohan Davis
Life Sciences & Earth SciencesEnvironmental SciencesPeta Neale

Table Source: The Australian’s Research Leaders’ List 2018

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