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MDX academics included in prestigious list of global researchers

Thirteen MDX staff feature in the Scopus Highly-Cited Researchers 2022 list

MDX academics have been identified in the top 2 per cent for research in their field of specialisation. The Scopus ranking creates scores based on a combination of recognised academic metrics.

Business, Clinical Medicine, Engineering, Public Health, and Political Science academics all feature, showcasing their broad research and significant societal impact across a range of areas.

Anne-Wil Harzing, Professor of International Management in the Business School and a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, comes second on the list for MDX. In recent years her research and service work has focussed on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Professor Harzing has researched shared ethnicity in the relationships between expatriates and local employees as well as the role of linguistic diversity in multinational corporations.

She has been a driving force for recognition of the unique contributions of the Social Sciences, has developed inclusive research cultures and is committed to support early career researchers .

Professor Harzing said: “I think it is important to show that MDX has a strong reputation for research and that there are a large number of academics working at MDX that are known in their field internationally.

“MDX has always been more a place where we focus on the collective rather than individuals, that is our philosophy, but I think it is useful that individual research is recognised too.”

Other  MDX academics and research featured in the list include Professor Juan Augusto’s studies on Intelligent Environment systems which involve developing Smart Homes, Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Cities which benefit individuals with respiratory conditions, cardiac rehabilitation needs, lack of physical activity, depression, early symptoms of dementia, and Down’s syndrome.

Associate Professor Tim Freeman’s high-impact policy work includes studies for the UK National Audit Office on NHS clinical governance, and the UN to inform the Malaysian Government’s 12th National Development Plan. The UN work informed strategies to reduce Gender Based Violence and improve the reproductive health of women migrant workers, leading to development and evaluation of practical and low-cost health care interventions, co-produced with local NGO service providers.

Professor Eleonore Kofman’s work on gender and human rights is also included. She said: “Our research aims to contribute to closing the gap between the realities of gendered migration and policy responses and gain a better understanding of the consequences of different institutional arrangements on the working and living conditions of female migrant domestic workers.”

The full Scopus Data ranking list can be seen here.

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