IPAN leaders recognised in the top 1% of their field

IPAN Director, Alfred Deakin Professor Jo Salmon, and Deputy Director, Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Timperio, have been named Clarivate Highly Cited researchers for 2021.

It marks an impressive seventh year in a row that Prof Salmon has been named as a Highly Cited researcher, while Prof Timperio has been recognised five times since 2015.

The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their 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.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Alfred Deakin Professor Julie Owens said the inclusion of the researchers on the Highly Cited list indicates their research is having a world-wide impact.

“More than ever before, the world needs to recognise and celebrate the leading minds that are generating essential knowledge for the future of our world and our health,” she said.

“This ranking is evidence that our researchers’ important work is having an influence in the communities we serve.”


Alfred Deakin Professor Jo Salmon

Prof Salmon is a research expert in child physical activity and sedentary behaviour with a vision to transform education settings so that moving while learning becomes the norm. She is the founder and President of the Australasian Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) and for the past 13 years she has led Transform-Us!, a ground-breaking initiative to promote children’s physical activity and reduce prolonged sitting in Victorian primary schools. Prof Salmon has been a Chief Investigator on 31 nationally-funded studies and 14 international studies. She has published more than 320 peer reviewed papers and 11 book chapters. 

Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Timperio

Prof Timperio is Deputy Director of IPAN and Deputy Head of ENS. Her research focuses on understanding the range of influences on physical activity and sedentary behaviour, particularly among children and adolescents, and over critical life transition periods. A major focus of her work has been understanding how the neighbourhood and built environment shape active living. She has over 240 peer reviewed publications and is a Fellow of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.