MacKillop Institute researchers among most highly cited

Five academic researchers from the Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research have been named in the 2019 Web of Science Global List of highly cited researchers.

The Institute’s Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program leader, Professor Ester Cerin and Professor Takemi Sugiyama, Professorial Fellows Professor David Dunstan, Professor Mark Nieuwenhuijsen and Professor James Sallis feature in this list of international experts who have demonstrated exceptional influence on their respective fields, reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade.

Researchers featuring in the 2019 Web of Science Global List of highly cited are selected for their exceptional performance in one or more of 21 broad fields (those used in Web of Science Group's Essential Science Indicators) or across several fields.

The Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research hosts leading academic researchers with a proven track record and international reputation for research excellence, as well as up-and-coming researchers in the field. Together the team brings multi-disciplinary expertise and the determination to make a difference in communities through research addressing today’s most pressing health challenges.

The Institute’s Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program focusses on exploring the interaction between urban environments and physical and cognitive health using data from national and international studies. This broad-based approach aims to identify key physical and social aspects of urban environments which promote physical and cognitive health across the lifespan; understand how genetic, psychosocial and behavioural factors interact with the environment to impact on health; and identify and develop optimal person- and environment-tailored intervention strategies for the promotion of health-related behaviours.

Current research projects include multi-site studies, such as the international Mind, Activities and urban Places (iMAP) study and the International Physical activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) Adult and Adolescent studies.

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