Best Psychology Scientists in Australia

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Psychology scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Psychology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Psychology, over 12,536 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
7 World 1 National Richard M. Ryan

Richard M. Ryan

Australian Catholic University, Australia
D-index 189 Citations 452,812 394
9 World 2 National Herbert W. Marsh

Herbert W. Marsh

Australian Catholic University, Australia
D-index 183 Citations 128,483 604
11 World 3 National John R. Hodges

John R. Hodges

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 180 Citations 115,334 807
16 World 4 National Roy F. Baumeister

Roy F. Baumeister

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 171 Citations 210,878 581
68 World 5 National Anthony F. Jorm

Anthony F. Jorm

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 135 Citations 69,618 592
84 World 6 National Christos Pantelis

Christos Pantelis

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 129 Citations 52,669 521
92 World 7 National Helen Christensen

Helen Christensen

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 128 Citations 56,950 454
102 World 8 National Richard A. Bryant

Richard A. Bryant

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 125 Citations 53,129 648
147 World 9 National Gavin Andrews

Gavin Andrews

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 117 Citations 54,886 460
204 World 10 National Ronald M. Rapee

Ronald M. Rapee

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 111 Citations 47,957 436
222 World 11 National Evian Gordon

Evian Gordon

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 109 Citations 33,482 292
231 World 12 National Gordon Parker

Gordon Parker

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 108 Citations 45,920 676
237 World 13 National Marika Tiggemann

Marika Tiggemann

Flinders University, Australia
D-index 108 Citations 37,247 314
251 World 14 National Stuart J. H. Biddle

Stuart J. H. Biddle

University of Southern Queensland, Australia
D-index 106 Citations 48,184 325
253 World 15 National S. Alexander Haslam

S. Alexander Haslam

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 106 Citations 46,926 341
278 World 16 National Murat Yücel

Murat Yücel

Monash University, Australia
D-index 104 Citations 31,522 344
314 World 17 National Ian B. Hickie

Ian B. Hickie

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 101 Citations 37,069 551
320 World 18 National Paul Maruff

Paul Maruff

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
D-index 101 Citations 32,070 402
327 World 19 National Phyllis Butow

Phyllis Butow

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 100 Citations 34,010 435
338 World 20 National Henry Brodaty

Henry Brodaty

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 99 Citations 33,769 455
376 World 21 National Vicki Anderson

Vicki Anderson

Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
D-index 97 Citations 32,071 527
397 World 22 National Marita P. McCabe

Marita P. McCabe

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
D-index 96 Citations 32,319 398
433 World 23 National Paul B. Fitzgerald

Paul B. Fitzgerald

Monash University, Australia
D-index 94 Citations 29,809 370
435 World 24 National Max Coltheart

Max Coltheart

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 94 Citations 39,131 335
476 World 25 National Matthew R. Sanders

Matthew R. Sanders

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 92 Citations 30,599 396
505 World 26 National Colin MacLeod

Colin MacLeod

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 91 Citations 47,896 322
546 World 27 National Andrew Mackinnon

Andrew Mackinnon

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 89 Citations 21,886 278
577 World 28 National John Sweller

John Sweller

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 88 Citations 76,195 178
600 World 29 National Mark R. Dadds

Mark R. Dadds

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 87 Citations 29,302 246
608 World 30 National Eddie Harmon-Jones

Eddie Harmon-Jones

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 87 Citations 33,257 206
680 World 31 National Reinhard Pekrun

Reinhard Pekrun

Australian Catholic University, Australia
D-index 84 Citations 41,404 248
690 World 32 National John L. Bradshaw

John L. Bradshaw

Monash University, Australia
D-index 84 Citations 24,257 339
728 World 33 National Margot Prior

Margot Prior

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 83 Citations 18,906 205
739 World 34 National Jolanda Jetten

Jolanda Jetten

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 83 Citations 28,587 255
785 World 35 National Robert J. Barry

Robert J. Barry

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 82 Citations 23,636 310
819 World 36 National Nikos Ntoumanis

Nikos Ntoumanis

Curtin University, Australia
D-index 81 Citations 28,481 244
831 World 37 National Eric Emerson

Eric Emerson

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 80 Citations 19,712 319
838 World 38 National Olivier Piguet

Olivier Piguet

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 80 Citations 22,630 308
859 World 39 National Andrew J. Martin

Andrew J. Martin

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 79 Citations 22,174 320
864 World 40 National Kaarin J. Anstey

Kaarin J. Anstey

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 79 Citations 19,809 362
883 World 41 National Gillian Rhodes

Gillian Rhodes

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 79 Citations 22,490 229
902 World 42 National Jennie Ponsford

Jennie Ponsford

Monash University, Australia
D-index 78 Citations 19,619 279
916 World 43 National Nick Haslam

Nick Haslam

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 78 Citations 24,670 218
938 World 44 National Anne Cutler

Anne Cutler

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 77 Citations 23,748 239
951 World 45 National Dan I. Lubman

Dan I. Lubman

Monash University, Australia
D-index 77 Citations 18,286 408
1053 World 46 National Jason B. Mattingley

Jason B. Mattingley

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 75 Citations 19,924 292
1056 World 48 National Henry J. Jackson

Henry J. Jackson

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 75 Citations 21,434 220
1058 World 47 National Tian P. S. Oei

Tian P. S. Oei

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 75 Citations 16,491 355
1059 World 49 National Alex Blaszczynski

Alex Blaszczynski

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 75 Citations 17,837 249
1072 World 50 National Margaret J. Wright

Margaret J. Wright

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 74 Citations 18,493 256
1087 World 51 National Marilynn B. Brewer

Marilynn B. Brewer

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 74 Citations 54,561 117
1090 World 52 National Charles Abraham

Charles Abraham

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 74 Citations 32,314 237
1091 World 53 National Susan J. Paxton

Susan J. Paxton

La Trobe University, Australia
D-index 74 Citations 20,027 220
1134 World 54 National Julie C. Stout

Julie C. Stout

Monash University, Australia
D-index 73 Citations 20,074 197
1168 World 55 National Sharon K. Parker

Sharon K. Parker

Curtin University, Australia
D-index 72 Citations 27,413 154
1212 World 56 National Norman T. Feather

Norman T. Feather

Flinders University, Australia
D-index 72 Citations 25,978 188
1218 World 57 National David Ames

David Ames

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 71 Citations 20,440 296
1239 World 58 National Bruce Abernethy

Bruce Abernethy

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 71 Citations 19,382 180
1245 World 59 National Mark Creamer

Mark Creamer

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 71 Citations 17,474 169
1261 World 60 National Joseph P. Forgas

Joseph P. Forgas

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 71 Citations 26,844 214
1309 World 61 National Neal M. Ashkanasy

Neal M. Ashkanasy

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 70 Citations 24,026 236
1349 World 62 National Joseph Ciarrochi

Joseph Ciarrochi

Australian Catholic University, Australia
D-index 70 Citations 21,198 177
1350 World 63 National Susan H. Spence

Susan H. Spence

Griffith University, Australia
D-index 70 Citations 21,396 160
1405 World 64 National Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis

Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis

Curtin University, Australia
D-index 69 Citations 22,062 138
1421 World 65 National Patricia T. Michie

Patricia T. Michie

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 68 Citations 14,435 162
1450 World 66 National Bruce J Tonge

Bruce J Tonge

Monash University, Australia
D-index 68 Citations 17,720 265
1461 World 67 National Julie D. Henry

Julie D. Henry

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 68 Citations 25,832 199
1491 World 68 National Sharon L. Naismith

Sharon L. Naismith

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 67 Citations 12,873 233
1494 World 71 National Con Stough

Con Stough

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
D-index 67 Citations 17,016 226
1496 World 69 National David W. Kissane

David W. Kissane

University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia
D-index 67 Citations 16,628 252
1500 World 70 National Katherine M. White

Katherine M. White

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 67 Citations 22,374 268
1547 World 72 National John Hattie

John Hattie

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 24,405 224
1549 World 74 National Michael P. Leiter

Michael P. Leiter

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 55,276 135
1550 World 73 National Christopher Tennant

Christopher Tennant

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 15,769 151
1573 World 75 National Paul Delfabbro

Paul Delfabbro

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 13,919 244
1588 World 76 National Deborah J. Terry

Deborah J. Terry

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 16,262 140
1593 World 77 National John Cairney

John Cairney

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 33,063 294
1597 World 78 National Ronald C. Plotnikoff

Ronald C. Plotnikoff

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 12,768 247
1633 World 79 National Victor J. Callan

Victor J. Callan

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 14,737 162
1693 World 80 National Justin Kenardy

Justin Kenardy

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 13,719 177
1736 World 82 National Ann Sanson

Ann Sanson

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 11,502 176
1740 World 83 National Christopher Peterson

Christopher Peterson

La Trobe University, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 53,722 117
1741 World 81 National Frank P. Deane

Frank P. Deane

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 16,294 276
1742 World 84 National Lina A. Ricciardelli

Lina A. Ricciardelli

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 15,911 164
1763 World 85 National Johnmarshall Reeve

Johnmarshall Reeve

Australian Catholic University, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 33,919 106
1764 World 86 National Tracey D. Wade

Tracey D. Wade

Flinders University, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 12,470 222
1784 World 87 National Vaughan J. Carr

Vaughan J. Carr

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 63 Citations 12,411 232
1807 World 88 National Linda Worrall

Linda Worrall

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 63 Citations 10,662 255
1821 World 89 National Louise Sharpe

Louise Sharpe

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 63 Citations 10,195 215
1842 World 90 National Barnaby Nelson

Barnaby Nelson

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 63 Citations 13,743 221
1903 World 91 National Muireann Irish

Muireann Irish

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 10,558 172
1911 World 92 National John W. Toumbourou

John W. Toumbourou

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 12,131 250
1932 World 93 National Ross McD. Young

Ross McD. Young

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 11,214 225
1939 World 95 National Skye McDonald

Skye McDonald

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 12,886 196
1940 World 94 National Antonio Verdejo-García

Antonio Verdejo-García

Monash University, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 14,916 240
2072 World 96 National Paul E. Mullen

Paul E. Mullen

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 17,658 136
2084 World 97 National Jonathan Mond

Jonathan Mond

University of Tasmania, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 11,421 206
2102 World 99 National Robert A. Cummins

Robert A. Cummins

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 18,426 215
2103 World 98 National James R. P. Ogloff

James R. P. Ogloff

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 11,221 236
2119 World 100 National Nickolai Titov

Nickolai Titov

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 12,130 166

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