Today, researchers across the world eagerly anticipated the release of the Highly Cited Researchers list for 2020. This list identifies global research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers.

We are delighted that the Foundation’s Director of Research, Professor Ralph Martins was named on the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list in the cross-field category. Professor Martins was named on the annual list thanks to highly cited research papers, ranking him in the top per cent of research globally. Professor Martin’s holds joint positions at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and Macquarie University in NSW.

Professor Ralph Martins is a highly respected and prominent researcher in the field or Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. His insight into Alzheimer’s disease has led to a number of ground breaking discoveries including the pioneering discovery of beta-amyloid and its precursor the amyloid precursor protein (APP), an important protein found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients now universally acknowledged as being fundamental to the pathology of this disease and his seminal discovery that oxidative stress is a major feature of Alzheimer’s which is now recognised universally. 

We are delighted to see the work of Professor Martin’s and his team recognised on this prestigious list.

Congratulations Professor Martins!