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IDS academic recognised in global list of highly cited researchers

Published on 21 November 2022

For the third consecutive year, Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, has been included in the annual Highly Cited Researchers List that recognises the global influence of academics within their field. Ian Scoones is principal investigator of the ERC Advanced Grant project, PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Lessons From the Margins).

The Highly Cited Researchers list is compiled by Clarivate Analytics and includes researchers who receive significant interest in their chosen field by publishing multiple, highly cited papers in the last decade. These have appeared in publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for a publication field and year.

Commenting on this recognition, Ian Scoones said:

“Inclusion in the list once again demonstrates the importance of themes of land, environment and agrarian change in global social science scholarship.

“It also highlights the importance of partnerships in development research. Citations represent the collective work of many people who are co-authors, including many collaborators and research partners, especially in Africa.”

Ian Scoones is recognised in the Highly Cited Researchers List alongside four researchers from the University of Sussex. These include Adrian Smith and Benjamin Sovacool, both from the Science Policy Research Unit Dave Goulson from the School of Life Sciences; and Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience and co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness.

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