Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to a study by Stanford University.
Date: 19 November 2021
Academics at London Metropolitan University have been ranked amongst the most highly-cited and impactful in the world, according to research by Stanford University.
Five London Met academics are featured in the top 160,000 cited scientists out of approximately seven million scientists who have published at least five papers in their career from around the world. This puts them in the top 2% of most cited academics. The researchers analysed data across 22 disciplines between 1996 and 2019.
The London Met academics featured in the list are:
- Louise Ryan, Senior Professor of Sociology and director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre;
- Fergus Nicol, Professor of Architecture, who is best known for his work in human thermal comfort, principally the 'adaptive' approach;
- Jameel Inal, Professor of Immunobiology and founder of the Cellular and Molecular Immunology Research Centre;
- Dr Giovanni Moneta, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, whose research explores flow, creativity, metacognition, performance and quantitative psychology;
- and Bal Virdee, Senior Professor and Director of the Centre for Communications Technology.
Professor Bal Virdee commented that "this recognition places London Metropolitan University in the global map of excellence in research."
Stanford University and publisher Elsevier have created the database of 160,000 top scientists, providing data on the global influence of academic study using a variety of impact metrics such as: citations, h-index and the co-authorship hm-index. Data was analysed for career-long and single year (2019) impact.