Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University

- Psychology Ranking

Australia Established: 1991 Scholars: 12 Best Researchers 2022 Badge
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Psychology discipline and affiliated with Australian Catholic University. There are a total of 12 researchers included with 3 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Australian Catholic University is 883 with a mean value for the h-index of 73.58. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Australian Catholic University is 2,424 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 202.00.


Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public research university located in Brisbane, Australia. It was established in 1991 following the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions in eastern Australia: the Catholic College of Education Sydney, the Institute of Catholic Education, the McAuley College, and the Signadou College of Education. ACU is ranked first in Australia for energy efficiency, and all its Australian campuses are 100 percent powered by renewable energy.

Australian Catholic University Key Statistics

The university is organized into four faculties, namely, the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Law and Business, and the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

ACU has a population of more than 31,200 students. Among these, over 3,400 are international students from more than 90 countries. It employs 2,300 staff members. The university is spread across eight campuses in Australia, located in Adelaide (main), Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney. It also has a campus in Rome, Italy.

Its library system is composed of eight libraries. These libraries provide access to a wide range of printed and digital collections. They also house seven special collections, including the Aquinas Collection, the Aquinas Memorial Lectures, the Culican Children's Book Collection, and the History of the Catholic Church in Australia.

Other Australian Catholic University key statistics include its museum and galleries, including the Mary Glowrey Museum, the Brisbane Gallery, the McGlade Gallery at Strathfield, and the ACU Melbourne Gallery.

Australian Catholic University Research

The priority research areas of ACU are education, health, theology and philosophy, and other liberal arts. Its research projects are funded through grants from institutions like the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian American Fulbright Commission, and the Australian Collaborative Education Network Limited.

The university's top three research fields are medicine, psychology, and physical therapy. Its researchers have published in major journals like The Lancet, PLOS One, and Osteoporosis International. Its researchers had been invited to attend and/or present papers at international conferences such as Granular Computing, the Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, and Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training.

The most cited publication from Australian Catholic University research is Ryan and Deci’s (2017) book, Self-Determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness. It has been cited a total of 5,551 times to date. The second most cited paper is Anderson et al.’s (2016) “Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for coronary heart disease,” published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. It has received a total of 2,791 citations. The university’s third most cited paper is Bilezikian et al.’s (2013) book, Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism. It has been cited by papers, articles, and other publications around 1,736 times so far.

Its research centers and institutes include the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy, the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, and the Research Centre for Digital Data and Assessment in Education. Its other research units are the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, the Research Centre for Refugees Migration and Humanitarian Studies, the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, and the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research.
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.
7 World 1 National D-index 189 Citations 452,812 394
9 World 2 National D-index 183 Citations 128,483 604
680 World 31 National D-index 84 Citations 41,404 248
1349 World 62 National D-index 70 Citations 21,198 177
1763 World 85 National D-index 64 Citations 33,919 106
3146 World 159 National D-index 52 Citations 8,204 142
3838 World 204 National D-index 46 Citations 9,591 110
4420 World 233 National D-index 43 Citations 7,444 115
4561 World 244 National D-index 42 Citations 5,608 122
4856 World 264 National D-index 40 Citations 10,996 152
5460 World 302 National D-index 37 Citations 6,690 115
6640 World 362 National D-index 33 Citations 7,488 139

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 30 within the area of Psychology. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.