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17 November 2017

MICCN’s Associate Professor Alex Fornito and Professor Murat Yücel have been named Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers for 2017.

Scientists and scholars worldwide publish their findings in academic journals and proceedings, with estimates suggesting over two million works are produced each year.

Our goal in disseminating research via publication at MICCN goes beyond disseminating knowledge. We aim to inspire application of that knowledge, for further discovery and impact. Our achievement of that goal is reflected in the number of times a paper is cited – with high citation numbers correlating highly with peer approval.

Very few researchers earn the distinction of ‘Highly Cited Researcher’; that is, their papers have been ranked in the top 1% by citations over the past 11 years by Clarivate Analytics, considering both year and field of publication. Associate Professor Fornito and Professor Yücel are now two of them.

Associate Professor Fornito has had a tremendously successful year, with the award of an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship, a Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation Senior Medical Research Fellowship, the 2018 Gottschalk Medal from the Australian Academy of Science, and the receipt of accolades for his 2016 book, “Fundamentals of Brain Network Analysis” from the Association of American Publishers and the British Medical Association.

“It is a real privilege to be included in the Highly Cited list,” Associate Professor Fornito said. “It’s a reflection of the fantastic team with whom I work, and the wonderful support provided by both MICCN and Monash University. I look forward to helping with the further development of the University’s profile in brain imaging and computational neuroscience, and continuing to work on ways of understanding the brain in health and disease.”

Professor Yücel added, “I am honoured to be included in the Highly Cited list for the second time. This honour is clearly a reflection of not just my work, but the entire Addiction Program team’s efforts. Our work is so important for the future health of Australians, with our research and novel intervention programs promising to have real impact. This will be further enhanced by the opening of multi-million dollar BrainParkTM in 2018, enabling our world-class research to be undertaken in a world-class, first-of-its kind facility, leading to safe, effective, accessible and empowering interventions grounded in the latest brain sciences.”

MICCN is extremely proud of Associate Professor Fornito and Professor Yücel, and congratulates them on their overwhelming success.

For more information on Associate Professor Alex Fornito’s research, contact him on T: 03 9902 9796, E: Alex.Fornito@monash.edu.

For more information on Professor Murat Yücel’s research, contact him on T: 03 9902 9765, E: Murat.Yucel@monash.edu.