Prof Mark Woodward among world's most highly cited researchers

Professor Mark Woodward has been named as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the fields of the sciences and social sciences.

Professor Woodward, who works in the Professorial Advisory Unit of The George Institute for Global Health, is one of approximately 3,000 researchers who have been included in the 2016 Highly Cited Researchers List by Clarivate Analytics.

The 2016 list focuses on contemporary research achievement: only Highly Cited Papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2004-2014 were surveyed. The list identifies scientists whose research — the top one per cent — has had significant global impact within their respective fields.

“It is precisely this type of peer recognition, in the form of citations given and rooted in the collective and objective opinions of scientific field experts that makes achieving highly cited researcher status meaningful,” said Jessica Turner, global head of government and academia at Clarivate Analytics.

Australia is the fifth most represented country on the list with 115 names, after the US, UK, Germany and China.

Professor Woodward is a world recognised expert in meta-analysis and been involved in high profile TGI studies including the Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists Collaboration and the ADVANCE clinical trial in diabetes. He is also a world expert in CVD risk scoring and director of the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration which has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers under his leadership.

Other interests include big data and women’s CVD where Professor Woodward has demonstrated that diabetes and smoking confer greater additional CVD risk in women than in men.

Prof Woodward is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Sydney, Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University.

See the full list of 2016 Highly Cited Researchers.