Three of the BEC team are amongst the worlds most influential researchers 

November 16, 2022

Yesterday, Clarivate released the 2022 list of the most Highly Cited Researchers. Academics who make it onto this list have demonstrated significant and broad influence within their research field.

Clarivate is an international analytics firm that has been releasing a yearly list of the most highly cited researchers since 2002. The data to create this list comes from the publication of papers that are ranked in the top 1% by citations for field and year over the last decade, according to the Web of Science. The list is global, spanning over 69 countries and regions.

This year three members off our Behaviour, Environment, and Cognition team, including 2 of ICHEN founders, have made it on the prestigious list.

A huge congratulations to Prof. Ester Cerin, Prof Jim Sallis and Prof. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen for being a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher for 2022!


Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria) Award Winners!

November 14, 2022

In fantastic news, ICHENs program Leader, Professor Ester Cerin, was part of an elite team of researchers that won the Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria) Award for Planning Excellence- Planning Research (2022) for the project ‘Benchmarking Healthy and Sustainable Cities globally’.

This achievement was awarded to Billie Giles-Corti, Carl Higgs and Jonathan Arundel (RMIT), Ester Cerin (ACU) and Melanie Lowe (University of Melbourne) on behalf of the Global Healthy and Sustainable City-Indicators Collaboration.  Dr Melanie Lowe attended the awards ceremony night and accepted the award on behalf of the team. The project is now being considered for the national PIA awards early next year.

A fantastic achievement and congratulations to all involved!

Dr. Melissa Low (University of Melbourne) accepted the award on behalf of the team.

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