University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

- Social Sciences and Humanities Ranking

United Kingdom Established: 1828 Scholars: 26
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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 Social Sciences and Humanities discipline and affiliated with University of Sheffield. There are a total of 26 researchers included with 5 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in University of Sheffield is 1,083 with a mean value for the h-index of 41.65. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in University of Sheffield is 3,106 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 119.46.

Overview

Located in Sheffield, a city in South Yorkshire in northern England, the University of Sheffield is one of the country’s most prestigious public research universities. Boasting a reputation for excellence recognized globally, it is a member of the elite Russell Group, which is composed of research-led institutions. It is also one of Great Britain’s six original red brick universities.

The university was established in 1905 as the result of the merger of three local institutions in higher learning: Sheffield Medical School (est. 1828), Firth College (est. 1879), and Sheffield Technical School (est. 1884). Before the merger, Sheffield was the only large city in the UK that did not have its own university. Firth College’s principal from 1892 to 1897, William Mitchinson Hicks, had the ambition to build a university in their city. Working towards his goal, he moved to extend Firth College by adding new departments and buildings. Merging with other institutions also became part of his plan. In 1897, the college officially merged with the Medical and Technical schools, forming the University College of Sheffield. On May 31, 1905, the institution adopted the name University of Sheffield by virtue of the University College of Sheffield’s charter.

As of 2020, Sheffield comprises at least 50 academic departments, which are divided into five in-house faculties: (1) Arts and Humanities, (2) Engineering, (3) Medicine, Dentistry and Health; (4) Science; and (5) Social Sciences. The university also has one international faculty called the CITY College. Aside from educating full-time undergraduate and graduate students, the university also offers non-degree courses that are focused on technical and vocational skills.

As a public research university, the University of Sheffield is home to globally-recognized research centers. It has around 80 research centers and institutes. Researchers at the university share a passion for tackling contemporary challenges that affect the modern world. Researches from the University of Sheffield have had an impact on both national and international policymaking. Furthermore, the university’s research work consequently helps the institution improve its world-class teaching across a wide range of disciplines.

To date, the institution has garnered recognition from various organizations. For starters, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University of Sheffield was included in the top 10% of UK universities, and 33% of the research it submitted were classified as ‘world-leading,’ while 52% were categorized as ‘internationally excellent.’

Its academic and research excellence aside, the University of Sheffield is also known for prioritizing student experience. Its Students’ Union is considered the best in the country. Students also voted the University of Sheffield as number one in terms of the student experience in a Times Higher Education survey.
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
63 World 4 National
John Brazier

John Brazier

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 87 Citations 35,464 300
80 World 9 National
Gill Valentine

Gill Valentine

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 32,809 200
288 World 55 National
Andrew Booth

Andrew Booth

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 23,417 240
625 World 115 National
Luc P. de Witte

Luc P. de Witte

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 6,914 145
715 World 139 National
Toby D. Wall

Toby D. Wall

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 23,552 87
938 World 181 National
Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 54 Citations 9,369 178
1192 World 227 National
Dan Brockington

Dan Brockington

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 51 Citations 17,746 131
1248 World 236 National
Alan Walker

Alan Walker

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 11,331 198
1986 World 361 National
Simon Marvin

Simon Marvin

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 42 Citations 14,063 160
2030 World 370 National
Stephen Farrall

Stephen Farrall

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 42 Citations 10,629 127
2382 World 427 National
Dan Goodley

Dan Goodley

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 39 Citations 9,565 101
2803 World 495 National
S.C. Lenny Koh

S.C. Lenny Koh

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 7,059 84
2838 World 501 National
Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 36 Citations 8,647 99
3556 World 632 National
Chris Stride

Chris Stride

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 33 Citations 6,228 72
3862 World 682 National
Nigel Ford

Nigel Ford

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 4,703 62
4157 World 723 National
Rosaleen Duffy

Rosaleen Duffy

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 7,776 74
4174 World 735 National
David Newble

David Newble

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 6,142 50
4214 World 752 National
Rowland Atkinson

Rowland Atkinson

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 32 Citations 12,886 121
4343 World 758 National
Elizabeth Goyder

Elizabeth Goyder

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 31 Citations 3,308 103
4409 World 770 National
John Holmes

John Holmes

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 31 Citations 4,370 129
4461 World 778 National
Glenys Parry

Glenys Parry

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 31 Citations 3,016 40
4563 World 822 National
Allison James

Allison James

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 31 Citations 12,103 68
4702 World 807 National
Donna Rowen

Donna Rowen

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 31 Citations 3,433 83
4903 World 846 National
Christopher R Burton

Christopher R Burton

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 2,844 96
5231 World 940 National
Fuschia M. Sirois

Fuschia M. Sirois

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 3,907 79
5423 World 914 National
Jackie Marsh

Jackie Marsh

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 5,852 90
5426 World 913 National
J. Richard Eiser

J. Richard Eiser

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 30 Citations 6,043 76

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.

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