Four Orygen researchers have been recognised in the annual highly-cited researchers list 2020 by Clarivate.
The list identified researchers with global influence, demonstrated by the publication of multiple highly-cited papers over the past decade. Researchers who were among the top one per cent of citations by their peers are included in the list.
Professor Patrick McGorry, executive director of Orygen, Professor Alison Yung, associate director of graduate research, Professor Barnaby Nelson, head of ultra-high risk for early psychosis research and Professor Michael Berk, a research fellow at Orygen and Alfred Deakin Professor at Deakin University were recognised for their work in the fields of psychiatry and psychology.
Professor McGorry said the inclusion of 14 Australian researchers in the fields of psychiatry and psychology was representative of the cutting-edge research being undertaken in Australia.
“It is great to see Australian and Orygen researchers so strongly represented on this list of the cutting-edge medical researchers in the world,” Professor McGorry said. “It reflects the quality and influence of Orygen’s research, which is so crucial to drive innovation in youth mental healthcare.”
David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said the list celebrated exceptional individual researchers who were having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work was being cited by others.
Well-established in their fields, Professors McGorry and Yung have been recognised in the list each year since 2014. This is the first time Professor Nelson has been recognised for his work in early psychosis.
The recognition of Professors McGorry, Yung, Nelson and Berk is an endorsement of the impact of Orygen’s research and the global importance of youth mental health research.