University of Wolverhampton academics named in top two percent of citied scientists

Eight academics from the University of Wolverhampton have been named among the Elsevier list of the top two percent most cited scientists in various disciplines worldwide.

The database is created by experts from Stanford University, based on data from Elsevier’s Scopus, the abstract and citation database. The university compiled a list of over a million scientists from 149 different countries.

The database includes the top two percent of scientists in 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields and provides standardised information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

Fifty per cent of the University of Wolverhampton staff listed in the report are based in the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing.

The eight academics are professors Michael Thelwall, Alan Nevill, Jamal Khatib, Andrew Lane, John Traxler, Ruoling Chen, Michael Fullen, and Dr Kayvan Kousha.

Mike Thelwall is Professor of Data Science and leader of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton. Mike has developed a wide range of tools for gathering and analysing web data, including hyperlink analysis, sentiment analysis and content analysis for Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, blogs and the web in general.

Alan Nevill is Research Professor in the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing with specialisation in biostatistics applied to health, sport and exercise sciences. His most recent research specialises in multilevel and allometric modelling of large data sets, analysing human health and performance associated with body size.

Jamal Khatib is Professor of Civil Engineering (Sustainable Construction Materials) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. His areas of research specialism include a number of sustainable construction materials themes.

Andrew Lane is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Director of Research. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). His research areas include emotion regulation, self-help intervention, music, getting people active, and psychology of running performance.

John Traxler was the world’s first Professor of Mobile Learning and is now Professor of Digital Learning in the university’s Institute of Education. He is one of the pioneers of mobile learning and has been associated with mobile learning projects since 2001.

Ruoling Chen is Professor of Public Health and Medical Statistics and Lead of Global Health and Epidemiology Research. Professor Chen is an international expert on public health and epidemiology. His research interests include aging and chronic diseases, social medicine and clinical epidemiology.

Professor of Soil Technology Michael Fullen’s research focuses on soil management, soil erosion, soil conservation and desertification, and his fieldwork is mainly based in Europe and Asia.

Dr Kayvan Kousha is a researcher of scientometrics, webometrics and altmetrics. He has developed methods to systematically gather and analyse scholarly impacts of research outside traditional citation indexes.