Where Indigenous research leaders are

In July Australia and New Zealand research agencies reformed fields of research codes, including creating a new division, Indigenous Studies.  Data analytics provider Clarivate marks the change by  analysing the statistical state of Indigenous Research, as it appears in its Web of Science resource.

While Clarivate makes clear Indigenous Research is a small field, it identifies institutions and individuals making notable contributions.

* the universities of Auckland, Otago and Sydney produced the largest share of research, by volume, of the top 21 organisations with staff active in the last decade

* research from Griffith, James Cook and Monash universities, with University Waikato, lead for bibliometric impact

* examining co-authorships also identifies the core HE institutions in the ANZ Indigenous Studies ecosystem; Charles Darwin U, James Cook U and Uni Auckland, Uni Otago, Uni Sydney and Uni Waikato. Other core research co-operators are Auckland City Hospital, Baker HDI, SAHMRI, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, and Starship Children’s Hospital, inAuckland.

The paper also identifies the top 25 authors, (13 men, 12 women) identified in the report dataset, nominating standouts as Alex Brown (Uni Adelaide), Jonathan Carapetis (UWA) and Nicola Dalbeth (Uni Auckland).