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Centre investigators named among world’s most influential

January 2016

Two Prevention Centre Chief Investigators have been named in the list of the World’s Most Influential Minds 2015.

Professor Adrian Bauman
Professor Adrian Bauman

Professor Adrian Bauman, from the University of Sydney, and Professor Billie Giles-Corti, from the University of Melbourne, are among the 3000 most highly cited scientists in the world from 2003-2013, according to a report published by Thomson Reuters.

Those on the list rank among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication across each of 21 subject categories.

Prevention Centre Director Professor Andrew Wilson said a strength of the Centre was the quality and standing of the research investigators.

“I am proud that our Chief Investigators include Billie and Adrian both listed in the top 150 social scientists analysis by Thomson Reuters,” he said. “It is a great to work with them and my congratulations to both for this extraordinary achievement.”

Professor Bauman, Lead of the Prevention Centre’s Rapid Response Evaluation Capacity and a member of the Centre’s Leadership Executive, is Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health and Director of the Prevention Research Collaboration at the University of Sydney.

Professor Billie Giles-Corti
Professor Billie Giles-Corti

He is the theme leader for Physical Activity and Exercise for the Charles Perkins Centre and is interested in chronic disease prevention, with a longstanding focus on physical activity and public health.

Professor Giles-Corti is Director of the McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing, University of Melbourne. For two decades, she and a multidisciplinary team of researchers and postgraduate research students have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing outcomes.

She is leading a Prevention Centre project developing national liveability indicators for chronic disease risk factors and health outcomes.