Deakin's research named among Australia's best

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09 November 2022

Deakin University and its researchers have been recognised for their world-leading work in a new list celebrating Australia's research impact and capability.

The Australian's 2023 Research Magazine acknowledged Deakin as a leader in a number of fields across social sciences, health and medical sciences, humanities, and engineering and computer sciences.

As well as acknowledging the University's excellence in these fields, four individuals were named among Australia's top researchers in their respective fields.

Each year, The Australian's Research Magazine highlights Australia's research leaders, and the institutes at the forefront of knowledge, based off citations and research output.

This year, The Australian editors also acknowledged Deakin's research capacity and recent research achievements in cybersecurity, and disability and rehabilitation research.

The editors specifically acknowledged Deakin researcher Associate Professor Mark Stokes as a leading autism researcher for his work that aims to find out how to best assist those with autism to successfully transition to adulthood.

They also highlighted Deakin's Centre for Internet of Things ECOsystems Research and Experimentation, for its innovative research into security and privacy.

This was part of a new category for 2023 listing the top five universities and research institutions which are best equipped to tackle Australia's top ten research challenges.

The accolades recognise the crucial role research plays in bettering Australian lives.

Deakin’s 2022 The Australian Research Magazine top research fields

Deakin was named Australia's leading institute in 11 fields of research across four disciplines.

Social Sciences

  • Academic & Psychological Testing
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Higher Education
  • Human Migration
  • Military Studies

Health & Medical Sciences

  • Nutrition Science
  • Public Health

Humanities, Literature & Arts

  • Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies
  • Ethnic & Cultural Studies

Engineering & Computer Science

  • Evolutionary Computation

Deakin's 2022 The Australian Research Magazine recognised researchers

Each year, The Australian names the top Australian researchers in 250 fields of research over eight disciplines, with the aim of highlighting the excellence and relevance of Australia's research effort. The selection is made objectively based on the number of citations researchers have received for their publications over the past five years in top academic journals.

Professor David Boud

Social Sciences (Academic and Psychological Testing, Education, Higher Education)

Named a leader in three fields of research, Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud is the Director of Deakin's Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE). He has been involved in research and teaching development in adult, higher and professional education for over 30 years and has contributed extensively to the literature.

Professor Alexander Newman

Social Sciences (Ethics), Business Economics and Management (Human Resources and Organisations)

Professor Alex Newman has been named a leader in two fields of research. He is the Head of the Department of Management at Deakin Business School and conducts research in the areas of organisational behaviour, leadership and entrepreneurship. Professor Newman is also director of the Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE).

Professor Benjamin Isakhan

Humanities, Literature and Arts (Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies)

Professor of International Politics Benjamin Iskhan is globally recognised for his research on Middle East politics and heritage destruction across the region. He is Founding Director of POLIS, a research network for political science and international relations scholars in the Alfred Deakin Institute.

Associate Professor Kim Toffoletti

Humanities, Literature and Arts (Feminism and Women’s Studies)

Associate Professor Kim Toffoletti is a leading figure and internationally recognised researcher in the study of women, sport and physical activity. Her research has advanced novel theoretical and conceptual frameworks for addressing new challenges arising from the increased attention on women's sport and leisure activities.

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