Fellows named as Highly Cited Researchers

Monday 29 November 2021


St Catharine's Fellows Professor Ron Martin (1974) and Professor Anthony Davenport (1995) have just been named by Clarivate (the Web of Science) as Highly Cited Researchers. Clarivate describes Highly Cited Researchers thus:

“Out of nearly 8 million researchers in the world over the last decade, less than 1% have published multiple papers frequently cited by their peers that rank in the top 1% of citations for field and year. Since 2001, our experts have used Web of Science citation data to identify these very influential researchers”.

Ron is Emeritus Fellow of St Catharine's and Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge. He has more than 44,000 Google Scholar citations of his work. His most recent co-authored book (with Professor Peter Tyler and others), titled Levelling Up Left Behind Places: The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge (London: Routledge), has just been published.

Ron’s highly cited papers cover contributions to the theory of regional and urban economic growth, the economic resilience of cities and regions, the geographies of money and finance, the development of the new field of evolutionary economic geography, and spatial economic policy. He is the only social scientist across the University to be named as a Highly Cited Researcher.

Anthony is Director of Studies in 1B Preclinical Medicine and Director of Studies in Pharmacology at St Catharine's. His highly cited papers have focussed on understanding the role of peptides, chemical messenger molecules that signal within the body by binding to specialised receptors in the human cardiovascular system and how they are altered by disease. The research is important for the discovery of new drug targets and treatments. His most recent research has identified existing medicines and new investigational compounds that prevent entry of SARS-CoV-2 virus into heart cells.


Update: Clarivate has announced further Highly Cited Researchers since this news was first published, including other social scientists from the University of Cambridge.