Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in United Kingdom

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Social Sciences and Humanities 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 Social Sciences and Humanities, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 10,371 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 Social Sciences and Humanities. 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
10 World 1 National Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 110 Citations 54,013 413
15 World 2 National Benjamin K. Sovacool

Benjamin K. Sovacool

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 106 Citations 43,636 731
57 World 3 National Lynn J. Frewer

Lynn J. Frewer

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 28,796 255
63 World 4 National John Brazier

John Brazier

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 87 Citations 35,464 300
64 World 5 National Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 87 Citations 68,324 334
66 World 6 National John Urry

John Urry

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 87 Citations 95,563 216
74 World 7 National Ian Scoones

Ian Scoones

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 39,886 232
78 World 8 National Anne Mills

Anne Mills

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 23,408 363
80 World 9 National Gill Valentine

Gill Valentine

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 32,809 200
84 World 10 National Sally Macintyre

Sally Macintyre

MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, United Kingdom
D-index 83 Citations 41,507 185
93 World 11 National Ken Hyland

Ken Hyland

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 82 Citations 53,124 227
95 World 12 National Jules Pretty

Jules Pretty

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 81 Citations 47,779 193
100 World 13 National Nicholas Frank Pidgeon

Nicholas Frank Pidgeon

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 81 Citations 26,080 212
101 World 14 National Rhona Flin

Rhona Flin

Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
D-index 81 Citations 25,946 207
107 World 15 National Nigel Thrift

Nigel Thrift

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 31,860 223
113 World 16 National Ruth Wodak

Ruth Wodak

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 53,953 339
117 World 17 National Fulong Wu

Fulong Wu

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 79 Citations 18,271 194
124 World 18 National Gert Biesta

Gert Biesta

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 78 Citations 31,462 339
127 World 19 National Michael Batty

Michael Batty

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 23,581 358
130 World 20 National Christopher Day

Christopher Day

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 31,786 193
137 World 21 National Peter J. Taylor

Peter J. Taylor

Northumbria University, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 28,742 335
145 World 22 National Simon Gregson

Simon Gregson

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 75 Citations 16,082 227
148 World 23 National Diane Reay

Diane Reay

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 75 Citations 26,566 131
153 World 24 National Zoltán Dörnyei

Zoltán Dörnyei

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 79,707 102
155 World 25 National Simon Marginson

Simon Marginson

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 27,723 300
159 World 26 National Alma Harris

Alma Harris

Swansea University, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 30,111 211
163 World 27 National Harvey Goldstein

Harvey Goldstein

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 29,503 247
164 World 28 National Luciano Floridi

Luciano Floridi

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 23,918 319
167 World 29 National Peter J. Rogers

Peter J. Rogers

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 3,512 62
174 World 30 National Peter Burke

Peter Burke

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 42,222 225
180 World 31 National Julian Savulescu

Julian Savulescu

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 14,167 407
186 World 34 National Ann Oakley

Ann Oakley

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 18,775 173
190 World 32 National David Hulme

David Hulme

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 26,594 259
192 World 33 National Gordon Walker

Gordon Walker

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 28,766 167
196 World 35 National Kenneth R Fox

Kenneth R Fox

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 13,391 136
203 World 36 National Richard Shepherd

Richard Shepherd

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 16,549 137
205 World 37 National Anthony Giddens

Anthony Giddens

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 149,970 174
206 World 38 National Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 63,308 224
207 World 39 National Max Birchwood

Max Birchwood

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 10,294 80
211 World 40 National Paul Cloke

Paul Cloke

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 15,275 186
213 World 41 National Erik Swyngedouw

Erik Swyngedouw

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 35,066 236
224 World 43 National Frank W. Geels

Frank W. Geels

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 70 Citations 46,157 119
225 World 42 National Margaret Whitehead

Margaret Whitehead

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 70 Citations 16,612 201
234 World 44 National Mark Tomlinson

Mark Tomlinson

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 14,043 257
237 World 45 National James Nazroo

James Nazroo

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 18,602 209
255 World 46 National Mary Dixon-Woods

Mary Dixon-Woods

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 22,553 167
261 World 47 National Huw Davies

Huw Davies

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 20,681 199
266 World 48 National Alan Bryman

Alan Bryman

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 78,653 144
272 World 49 National Mike Savage

Mike Savage

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 26,238 217
276 World 50 National Clare Bambra

Clare Bambra

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 16,004 244
277 World 52 National David Fowler

David Fowler

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 8,356 55
280 World 51 National Terry Marsden

Terry Marsden

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 23,607 210
284 World 53 National Howard Thomas

Howard Thomas

Singapore Management University, Singapore
D-index 67 Citations 23,806 250
286 World 54 National Richard Smith

Richard Smith

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 15,556 337
288 World 55 National Andrew Booth

Andrew Booth

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 23,417 240
296 World 56 National Elias Mossialos

Elias Mossialos

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 14,260 296
304 World 57 National Melissa Leach

Melissa Leach

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 21,292 182
308 World 59 National Brian Wynne

Brian Wynne

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 26,763 151
316 World 58 National Andrew C. Sparkes

Andrew C. Sparkes

Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 18,165 167
320 World 60 National Stephen Gorard

Stephen Gorard

Durham University, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 14,402 289
322 World 61 National Russell King

Russell King

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 17,128 236
335 World 62 National David Banister

David Banister

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 21,336 236
345 World 64 National Ruth Mace

Ruth Mace

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 12,327 166
349 World 63 National Tim Ingold

Tim Ingold

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 49,121 210
357 World 66 National Richard Heeks

Richard Heeks

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 21,716 238
360 World 67 National Pam Sammons

Pam Sammons

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 22,479 318
361 World 65 National Tim Schwanen

Tim Schwanen

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 14,037 171
374 World 68 National Tim Rhodes

Tim Rhodes

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 14,100 214
379 World 69 National Graham Hart

Graham Hart

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 10,939 149
386 World 70 National Rob Gray

Rob Gray

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 32,129 171
393 World 71 National Chris Bonell

Chris Bonell

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 19,582 197
394 World 72 National Martyn Hammersley

Martyn Hammersley

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 61,612 235
415 World 73 National Mandy Ryan

Mandy Ryan

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 14,604 141
420 World 75 National John Law

John Law

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 36,058 137
424 World 74 National Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 14,477 286
425 World 76 National Mel Bartley

Mel Bartley

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 14,491 131
435 World 77 National Richard G. Wilkinson

Richard G. Wilkinson

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 37,669 125
458 World 78 National Nikolas Rose

Nikolas Rose

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 63 Citations 79,795 130
465 World 79 National Kaye Wellings

Kaye Wellings

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 63 Citations 14,957 196
469 World 80 National Harriet Bulkeley

Harriet Bulkeley

Durham University, United Kingdom
D-index 63 Citations 24,008 134
480 World 81 National Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 49,624 129
482 World 82 National Bent Flyvbjerg

Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 53,188 198
486 World 83 National Candace Currie

Candace Currie

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 20,014 143
492 World 85 National Eero Vaara

Eero Vaara

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 17,903 153
496 World 86 National Marc Suhrcke

Marc Suhrcke

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 15,996 172
502 World 87 National Michael Watts

Michael Watts

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 21,234 217
504 World 84 National Catherine Campbell

Catherine Campbell

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 14,825 202
506 World 88 National John H. Goldthorpe

John H. Goldthorpe

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 41,418 126
516 World 89 National John Cleland

John Cleland

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 12,863 164
519 World 90 National Russell Jago

Russell Jago

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 10,701 188
522 World 91 National David Ogilvie

David Ogilvie

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 9,660 139
523 World 92 National Karl Claxton

Karl Claxton

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 38,943 149
526 World 93 National Catherine Pope

Catherine Pope

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 43,904 146
527 World 95 National William M. Adams

William M. Adams

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 21,124 145
528 World 94 National Roger Watson

Roger Watson

University of Hull, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 9,532 294
536 World 97 National Michael .W. Calnan

Michael .W. Calnan

University of Kent, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 9,338 192
540 World 96 National Iram Siraj-Blatchford

Iram Siraj-Blatchford

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 14,123 205
545 World 101 National David Blane

David Blane

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 14,666 143
548 World 99 National Richard Butler

Richard Butler

University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 19,082 180
552 World 100 National Jean-Marc Dewaele

Jean-Marc Dewaele

Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 13,356 216

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