Professor Carola Vinuesa recognised as one of the world’s most influential researchers

Pictured (L-R): Maurice Stanley, Jim Zhang, Julia Ellyard, Martin Meng, Carola Vinuesa, Jonathon Roco, Vicki Athanasopoulos, Simon Jiang, Paula Gonzale-Figueroa.
25 November 2019

Professor Carola Vinuesa from The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) has joined a prestigious list of highly cited researchers awarded by the Web of Science.

The highly anticipated list identifies science and social science researchers who have both produced multiple papers ranking in the top one per cent by citations for their field, and demonstrated significant research influence.

Professor Vinuesa, co-Director of the Centre for Personalised Immunology, has earned this recognition by producing multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top one per cent by citations for the research field and year in Web of Science.

“This recognises an exceptional cohort of researchers including PhD students, early to mid-career academics and colleagues at JCSMR” said Professor Vinuesa.

As the first female academic at the Australian National University to achieve this recognition, Professor Vinuesa is recognised for research spanning across various fields, an outcome of her extensive research into personalised medicine and autoimmune disease.

This is the second year that researchers with cross-field impact (those with exceptional broad performance based on high impact papers across several fields) have been identified.

“This is a fantastic achievement by Carola and her team at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, we’re proud to see the world-leading impact of their research.” said Professor Graham Mann, Director of The John Curtin School of Medical Research.

The number of highly cited researchers and the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index, produced by the Web of Science Group, are among six objective indicators that the ARWU uses to rank world universities.  In 2019, the ANU ranked in the top 100 worldwide.

The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be viewed via the Web of Science.