School of Social Work, Care and Community Emeritus Professor Patrick Thomas has been named in the latest top 100 of social work global researchers.
Professor Patrick Thomas has been recognised as a lead contributor to social work research in the latest Sage Journal Research on Social Work Practice. The journal identified the top 100 Contributors to Social Work Journal Scholarship, a global study on career impact in the profession.
Professor Thomas said: “I’m delighted to be featured in this list of the most influential social work scholars in the English-speaking world. It’s an indication of the quality and reach of research in the School of Social Work, Care and Community, particularly in The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation. I’m grateful to my colleagues, here and elsewhere, for helping to make this possible.”
Scientists across the globe were ranked based on a measure of career impact developed in prior published work. A total of 8,547,891 scientists from across the globe were identified who had authored or co-authored at least five papers.
The results reveal that scientists from across the globe make important contributions to social work scholarship. In addition, some social workers are among the most impactful scientists in the world across all disciplines. As well as recognising their accomplishments as global leaders, this study suggests new opportunities exist to leverage their skills and knowledge to help advance the profession's collective knowledge development and dissemination.