Melbourne School of Government academics among 2013’s most cited

06550dd0d9ba11e5ad60b53274d7a8b4_inset_imageProfessor Helen Sullivan and Professor Jenny Lewis are both among the 10 most cited authors for 2013 in the highly ranked journal Policy & Politics.

Their two most cited papers are:

‘Truth’ junkies: using evaluation in UK public policy by Professor Helen Sullivan.
This article explores the relationships of policy makers and academic evaluators with each other and with evaluation over the life of the United Kingdom’s (UK) New Labour focusing on the way in which ideas about ‘truth’ shaped those relationships and ultimately perpetuated the disconnect between ‘evidence’ and ‘argument’ in the policy process. Research funding systems in Australia, New Zealand and the UK: policy settings and perceived effects by Professor Jenny Lewis and Dr Sandy Ross.
Research policy is increasingly based on linking funding to ‘excellence’ in universities. This article examines the perceived effects of this on academics at universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and shows significant differences across universities, but surprisingly little variance between the humanities, science and social science disciplines. The 10 most cited articles are currently available free of charge.