Professor Louisa Degenhardt recognised as one of the world’s most influential scientists

February 2019

Congratulations to Professor Louisa Degenhardt who has been recognised in the 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers in sciences and social sciences compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

The list identifies 6,000 scientists around the world whose citation record over the past decade, as determined by the Web of Science, places them in the top 1% by citations for their field. Researchers from 60 countries are included and the 2018 list is based on citations from 2006 to 2008. More information about the list of Highly Cited Researchers is available here.

Professor Degenhardt is one of 19 UNSW Sydney researchers included in the 2018 list.

Scientia Professor Degenhardt, is NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at NDARC and conducts diverse epidemiological studies, including analysis of large-scale community and clinical population surveys, data linkage studies focusing on people with a history of drug dependence or chronic pain, and cohort studies of young people. She is currently conducting a national prospective cohort study of entrants to pharmaceutical opioid use for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. Professor Degenhardt is an Australian investigator on the Global Burden of Disease study led by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington Seattle and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her research has shaped policy at a global level via advice to WHO, UNAIDS and UNODC.

You can read more about UNSW’s highly cited researchers here.