Congratulations to Queen’s Psychology’s Jonathan Smallwood on being named a Highly Cited Researcher for 2021 by Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation. Dr. Smallwood was previously named a Highly Cited Researcher for 2020.

The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate.

The annual list identifies some 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based.

In his research to understand the neural basis behind the thoughts and feelings that occupy our daily lives, Dr. Smallwood uses state-of-the-art techniques for brain analysis as well as novel methods for assessing both patterns of ongoing thought, and task driven behaviour. His ongoing work focuses on the relationship between different patterns of ongoing experience and both positive and negative features of health and well-being and how the structure of these complex patterns of thought are constrained by the organisation of the structure of the cortex.

“I am excited to be in the group of researchers”, Dr. Smallwood says. “Science is fundamentally a collaborative act and I would like to thank the people who have worked with me over the last decade in the development of the ideas that this recognition is based on.”   

Dr. Smallwood is among this elite group recognized for exceptional research influence, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Clarivate’s Web of Science. Dr. Smallwood is in a small percentage of the recipients to gain an award in two disciplines (Psychology and Neuroscience).

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