Greek-born scientist Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis of the School of Public Health at University of Sydney is officially one of the most cited researchers in the world. He was included in this year’s Clarivate Analytics 2019 Highly Cited Researchers’ List.

He is one of 13 other academics from the university to make their way onto the list that cites the top one percent of most referenced papers in their field in the decade from 2008 to 2018. In short, he is one of the top 6,200 researchers drawn from about nine million researchers worldwide whose work is important, meets specific benchmarks and is a source for the work for other researchers.

Prof Stamatakis leads a research program at the University of Sydney that is investigating how lifestyles and health-related behaviour influence cardiometabolic health, mental wellbeing and mortality risk. He has published more than 230 publications. He also been often quoted in Neos Kosmos.

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This year, 271 of the most highly cited researchers were working at Australian institutions making the country the fifth highest of cited researchers in the world after the US, China, UK and Germany.

Academics from 14 Greek universities are also included in the Highly Cited Researchers’ list which is compiled by Thomson Reuters under the Clarivate Analytics Project.

They are: Nikos Apergis (King Abdulaziz University and University of Piraeus, Economics and Business); Haris Galanakis (King Saud University and Galanakis Laboratories, Agricultural Sciences); Evangelos Giakoumis (NTU-Engineering); Meletios-Athanasios Thimopoulos (University of Athens – Clinical Medicine); George Karagiannidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Computer Science); Dimitrios Rakopoulos (National Centre for Research and Technological Development and NTU – Engineering); Konstantinos Rakopoulos (NTUA – Engineering), Georgia Salanti (Ioannina Crossianou and University of Bern – Cross-Field), Matthew Santamouris (University of New South Wales, Sydney and University of Athens – Engineering); Matthew Fallagas (Tufts University and Erikos Dinan Hospital -Cross-Field); Konstantinos Farsalinos (King Abdulaziz University and University of Patras – Cross-Field); Gerasimos Philippatos (University of Athens, University of Cyprus – Clinical Medicine), Nikos Hadziargiriou (NTU and Hellenic Electricity Distribution Operator – Engineering); and Artemis Hadzigeorgiou (University of Thessaly and Hellenic Pasteur Institute – Biology and Biochemistry).

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