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ADI Researchers Named as National Leaders by the Australian’s 2024 Research Magazine

ADI Researchers Named as National Leaders by the Australian’s 2024 Research Magazine

The Australian’s 2024 Research Magazine ranks Deakin University and its researchers as one of the nation’s top 12 research institutions. 

The magazine acknowledged Deakin’s broad research excellence, naming the University as Australia’s leading institute in 13 fields of research and naming six Deakin academics as leaders in their 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. 

Deakin is home to more than 2000 research experts across four faculties, seven research institutes and seven research centres, and is supporting the next generation of research talent with more than 2000 research degree students. 

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin says the university strikes a deliberate balance between its research and its teaching. 

We haven’t said we want to be a research-intensive university at the expense of our education mission; we’ve really tried to balance out the two, and for us it’s a really important part of our makeup.’ 

ADI’s research experts in the spotlight

Left to right: Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri, Professor Yin Paradies & Professor Ihsan Yilmaz


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. 

Three ADI researchers were named leaders across four fields. 

Fields led by ADI researchers: 

  • Ethnic & Cultural Studies: Professor Yin Paradies 
  • Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies: Professor Ihsan Yilmaz 
  • Religion: Professor Ihsan Yilmaz 
  • Human Migration: Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri 

Well done to all our colleagues for these amazing results reflecting both excellence and impact of our research outputs. 


An Impact score is used for determining the top researcher and research institution in 250 fields of research. Specially, a researcher’s field impact score is equal to the citations for papers published by that researcher in the top 20 journals in that field in the past five years. The researcher with the highest impact score is the top researcher in that field. An institution’s field impact score is calculated by summing the individual impact scores in that field for that institution’s affiliated researchers. Similarly, the institution with the highest impact score is the top research institution in that field.


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