Tuesday, 24 November 2015

SPHPM researchers recognised as some of Monash University’s most published authors

SPHPM is a large school with a proud publishing record from its esteemed researchers and medical experts. Quality published research is a significant part of academia, going towards career progression and overall rankings for the University as a whole.

Records for the period of 2010 to 2014 indicate that multiple SPHPM researchers were placed in the top 10 list for most publications during this period, as well the most citations.

“This is a great achievement for the hard-working and dedicated researchers that we have here in the School,” Professor John McNeil, Head of SPHPM said.

Professor Henry Krum and Professor Rachelle Buchbinder were ranked first and second respectively overall for the most citations.

Professor Krum is a consultant physician and a specialist in heart failure management. He was successful in obtaining two grants in the NHMRC funding round for 2015. He has been Principal Investigator, Executive Committee member and Data Safety Monitoring Board Chairman for numerous international trials in cardiovascular therapeutics.

Professor Buchbinder is an Australian NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and has been the Director of the Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology since its inception in 2001. She is a rheumatologist and clinical epidemiologist who combines clinical practice with research in a wide range of multidisciplinary projects relating to arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.

Also in the top 10 of most cited Monash authors from SPHPM were Professor Rinaldo Bellomo and Professor Peter Cameron. Professor Bellomo is the Co-Director of the ANZIC-RC and the Director of Intensive Care Research at Austin Health. He is an Enabling Grant Chief Investigator and was Foundation Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG). Professor Cameron is a consultant emergency physician with a strong research background in epidemiology and health services and in systems research.

SPHPM also dominated the top 10 list of most publications from Monash with Professor Cameron taking the top mantle; Professor Krum with the third most publications; Professor Bollomo in seventh place; Associate Professor Michael Bailey in eighth; and Professor Flavia Cicuttini.

Associate Professor Bailey is a senior statistician who works in ANZIC-RC and Professor Cicuttini is Head of the Musculoskeletal Unit in SPHPM’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and Head Rheumatology Unit at the Alfred Hospital. Her current research includes using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to understand factors that affect joint cartilage in healthy and diseased states.

“Congratulations to our most published and cited authors from SPHPM – they make a great contribution the School and our reputation, as well as making important contributions to medicine and public health for the whole community,” Professor McNeil said.

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