The list – which covers a range of science subject areas, from the social sciences to chemistry, physics and mathematics – is based on analysis of research publications up to the end of 2020. The report was prepared by a team led by Professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University, one of the world’s top research universities, ranked =3 in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.
The staff included in the list are:
John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography
Charles Antaki, Professor of Language and Social Psychology
David Buckingham, Emeritus Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Sarah Holloway, Professor of Human Geography
Mark Howells, Professor of Systems Analysis for Sustainable Development and joint Director of the Centre for Sustainable Transitions: Energy, Environment and Resilience (STEER)
Baroness Ruth Lister, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy
Darren Smith, Professor of Geography
Liz Stokoe, Professor of Social Interaction
Rob Wilby, Professor of Hydroclimatic Modelling
To have so many academics included in this list is a reflection of both the calibre of their research and their international standing. These academics are leaders in their field and their research is not only helping to push forward the boundaries of knowledge and understanding, but also making a real difference to the world.