Dr Allison also received this recognition in 2020 and 2021, making this the third year running he has been recognised as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers. On receiving the recognition for the third time, Dr Allison, who currently serves as WorldFish’s acting director of sustainable aquatic foods systems said:
“This is an acknowledgment of my contributions to a developing school of thought that promotes the crucial role that diverse aquatic foods and food systems approaches have in the agenda for sustainable development, working within research teams made up of my students, colleagues and collaborators.”
The recognition in Clarivate’s 2022 HCR list was measured by the number of times other scientists cite his work in their research publications. Allison was one of 6,938 scientists from across 70 countries and regions who made a major contribution to his area by publishing highly cited publications in the past ten years. The HCR list is made up of authors who publish many such articles and whose publications are in the top 1 percent of citations in each subject according to the Web of Science index.
Allison is an interdisciplinary researcher with more than 30 years of experience in academia and public policy. His widely recognised contributions to the field of aquatic food systems have influenced public policy in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America, North America and Europe. His work also addresses livelihoods, climate change adaptation and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development.
On the significance of this recognition, WorldFish interim director general and CGIAR acting senior director of aquatic food systems Dr Essam Yassin Mohammed said:
“This is a remarkable feat indeed and I applaud Dr Eddie Allisson on this achievement. To be part of this list once is commendable enough but to be recognised for three years in a row shows his consistency in producing quality and impactful work that is relevant to the needs of the world.”